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Tanzania: Women in Kigoma Region Fined for Giving Birth At Home

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Kibondo — Pregnant women giving birth outside health facilities in Kibondo District, Kigoma Region face a fine of between Sh20, 000 and Sh50, 000.

They are obliged to pay the fine when they attend clinic for follow up services such as vaccination of their babies.

Muhambwe lawmaker Atashasta Nditiye (CCM) who doubles as Works, Transport and Communications deputy minister raised the matter this weekend during a tour of the area.

"Our wives are fined between Sh20, 000 and Sh50, 000 when visiting dispensaries for other services after giving birth at home. This is unacceptable," said Nicolaus Sabuni, a resident of Kibondo District.

His sentiments were echoed by Halima Maulid, a resident who got an

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