Maternal Health Information Seeking Behavior of Pregnant Women in Selected Districts in Tanzania


Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in collaboration with CBE is conducting a project on maternal health information seeking behaviour. The project is funded by CODESRIA from February 2017 to August 2018. Understanding the maternal health information seeking behaviour is significant in monitoring the regular weak linkages between low levels of literacy, poverty and negative maternal and child health outcomes in Tanzania.

Our study explores the health literacy levels, maternal health information-seeking behaviours, and perceived factors influencing information seeking behaviour of pregnant women to occur in selected rural and urban districts of Tanzania. The study will use a sequential mixed-method design where in the initial qualitative phase will inform the design of the cross-sectional questionnaire surveys in selected districts. Our study will be conducted in two regions (Pwani and Kilimanjaro), whereby four districts will be selected.

The study areas differ in terms of maternal mortality rate (MMR), access to information and communication services, and urban and rural. Our findings will help to inform policies and multi-sectoral approaches that are being taken by the Tanzanian government to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality burdens

History of CBE

The COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION (CBE) was established in 1965 by the Act of the Parliament. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION Act No. 31 of 1965. His Excellency, J.K. Nyerere, the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania officially opened the new College in January 1965. The College was officially named the “College of Business Education” (CBE). The said Act of Parliament gives the College its legal status as an autonomous institution with its Governing Body. The College shall be governed and administered in accordance with the provisions of this Act.


The origin of the College of Business Education (CBE) is closely linked to the history of the Nation itself.

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