Integration of Health Information Systems to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making for Strategic Purchasing in Tanzania

The government of Tanzania through its Ministry of Health and Social Welfare provides health care services to its citizens through a network of public and non-public facilities. There are approximately 169 data systems of which 149 (82%) capture specific health data and 29 (18%) capture data beyond the health sector (MTR, 2015-2020). Recently, Tanzania has […]

Preparing for COVID-19 in Tanzania

As COVID-19 was declared a global public health emergency by the WHO, Tanzania began to undertake preparations to control the spread of the disease, along with undertaking strategies that were tailored to the local context. The country’s health system needed to be equipped and ready to respond to the pandemic in order to protect the […]

Developing a Single National Health Insurance in Tanzania Has Been a Long Journey of Incremental Changes and Stakeholder Engagement

Introduction The Tanzanian Government has a goal to provide equitable access to a standard Minimum Benefit Package (MBP) for every citizen through a new Single National Health Insurance (SNHI). To actualize this goal, the government needs to develop the National Health Insurance Infrastructure defined in a Health Financing Strategy and enacted through a National Health […]

Structure de gouvernance axée sur la coordination pour une riposte à la COVID-19 en Tanzanie

Par  Dr Otieno Osoro, Maître de conférences à l’université de Dar es Salaam, Département d’économie. En Tanzanie, la pandémie de la COVID-19 a été considérée comme une urgence nationale, qui nécessitait une riposte urgente et efficace. Cette pandémie a entraîné un besoin urgent d’une riposte coordonnée pour répondre aux besoins de la pandémie puisqu’elle touche […]

Les Enseignements Pour L’afrique Face À La Pandémie Mondiale Du Coronavirus

Le nouveau coronavirus, appelé COVID-19, a créé une urgence sanitaire mondiale sans précédent. Plusieurs pays africains ont pris diverses mesures pour prévenir la propagation du coronavirus et atténuer son impact sur les moyens de subsistance et leurs économies en général. Au point culminant de la pandémie, des pays tels que le Rwanda et l’Ouganda, et […]

Coronavirus: Amid The Global Pandemic, Lessons For Africa

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has created an unprecedented global health emergency. Several African countries have taken a variety of actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus and mitigate its impact on livelihoods and their overall economies. At the peak of the pandemic, countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa were under a nationwide lockdown, […]


Author: August Kuwawenaruwa As many countries in Africa aim to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Strategic Health Purchasing has received growing attention in Tanzania, a low and middle-income country. Purchasing is among the three core functions of healthcare financing, where pooled revenue is allocated to health providers in return for the provision of healthcare services […]

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