In Zanzibar, maternal, newborn and child mortality remain high, often due to a lack of awareness of, and information about, essential health services and a lack of coordination between patients, health workers and health facilities. Public health facilities that provide early childhood development (ECD) services regularly report challenges with receiving quality data on immunization coverage, children’s nutritional status and access to safe drinking water. Together, these deficits can result in delays in seeking and receiving care during critical times for families and lead to inadequate health responses based on inaccurate information.

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