Category: Resources

HUMAN RESOURCE FOR HEALTH ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE THE INCEPTION OF BENJAMIN WILLIAM MKAPA FOUNDATION

According to the assessment conducted in 2019, as reported in the Health Sector Performance Profile in 2019, the minimum number of health workers required to provide quality health services to 8,628 health facilities in the country is 219,061. The actual number of health workers available is 102,469 and the shortage is 116,592, which is about 52%.

BMF’s programs are geared to supplement and complement the development efforts of the Government of Tanzania through the implementation of innovative initiatives to enhance the delivery of quality health services in most underserved areas.

HRH-brochure

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TANZANIA HUMAN RESOURCE FOR HEALTH (HRH)ARE WE ON TRACK?

The health workforce is the backbone of a good functioning health system that is critical in accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and building strong primary health care systems and equitable access to health for all. Despite its importance, Tanzania faces a chronic shortage of qualified health workers particularly in the rural areas that become a major barrier for accessing quality health services, leaving the populations most in need behind.

HRH-Policy-brief-2019_2020Annex-5a-HRH-Brief-Final

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EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH PROGRAMME (CBHP) THROUGH DEPLOYMENT OF FORMAL CHWs IN CHEMBA, ITILIMA, AND MISUNGWI DISTRICT COUNCILS

Policy Brief: CBHP Coordination and Oversight at National Level

This case study being about CBHP coordination and oversight at national level, it is prudent to highlight the context before going into specifics.Tanzania Government policy and guidance regarding development undertakings took a more affirmative stance after the Paris Declaration of 2007 (op cit.) underlining the aspects:
• Country ownership and leadership
• Alignment with government priorities
• Partner’s harmonization and improved coordination.

CBHP-Policy-Brief-CBHP-National-Coordination-and-Oversight

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EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH PROGRAMME (CBHP) THROUGH DEPLOYMENT OF FORMAL CHWs IN CHEMBA, ITILIMA, AND MISUNGWI DISTRICT COUNCILS

Program Brief: Management and Supervision of CHWS at Sub-National Level

The operational research was conducted between April and June, 2020 for the two projects involving the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation (BMF) in implementation under Irish-Aid funding; the MFPIII project in Chemba, Dodoma led by BMF, and the Tuwatumie/ Ustawi wa Mwanamke project in Misungwi (Mwanza) and Itilima (Misungwi) led by Amref with BMF as a sub-partner.

CBHP-Program-brief-CBPH_Sub-national-Mgt-Supervision26Jan

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Mkapa Foundation Profile

The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation (BMF) Established in April 2006 as a Trust and non-profit organization, draws its bold energy from the visionary leadership of its Founder, the Former President of United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Benjamin William Mkapa.

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BMF NEWS January 2020

BMF will continuously work with
partners to support initiatives that
aim at saving lives—especially to
cut down maternal and newborn
mortality in the most needy areas
of the country, as guided by the
National Health Sector Strategic Plan
IV, as well as in the National One Plan
II to Improve Reproductive, Maternal,
Newborn, Child & Adolescent
Health in Tanzania (2016 – 2020).

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