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Summer 8-29-2023


he purpose of this study was to assess the accessibility of health information among pregnant women in Morogoro Municipality in Tanzania. This study was conducted in four main health stations (hospitals) which were selected purposively. This cross-sectional study involved 80 pregnant women who were randomly selected. Data were obtained by using questionnaires. Results showed that pregnant women in the study area expressed various information needs, categories of most needed health information were: information on miscarriage, information on immunization, and information on breast feeding. Moreover, results revealed that information on delivery and family planning were highly accessible. Moreover, the study results showed that age and education were positively and statistically significant at 0.05 level of probability. For increasing access to expert advice on reproductive health and current health information among pregnant women, it is recommended that the Tanzanian Government should employ health information officers in all health care centers.