Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number five called for drastic improvements in maternal healthcare. Tanzania saw some improvements over the past fifteen years, but there is still much left to do. Now, Dr. Chirangi, Shirati Hospital's Director, is starting to combat problems in maternal healthcare head on. He is beginning to pursue his PhD focused on maternal healthcare while still working at the hospital to actively carry out these improvements. Dr. Chirangi's work will help to keep
Shirati as one of the rural Tanzanian hospitals leading the effort to bring Tanzanian healthcare in line with the United Nation's standards.