Category: Quality

Enhancement of Innovative approach of managing and monitoring community-based program services

To enhance the innovative approach of managing and monitoring Community-based Program services offered by the community, the Foundation developed an application installed in smartphones to provide health education at the household level. 

2914 deployed Community Health Workers used the Community Health Assistants Information and Decision-Making Application (CHAID) tool to inform decision-making for the community to facilitate referrals. 

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Health Infrastructure Improvement

In 268 rural health facilities, in 52 district councils, BMF has constructed 482 standard staff houses to enhance retention of skilled health workers distribution. 

Since the improvement, health services in the facilities are now accessible 24 hours.  BMF also facilitate construction of operating theaters were built in 9 rural health centers to improve Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care provision.

An additional13 TB MDR sites and refurbished 13 diagnostic centers within 13 regions of Tanzania Mainland to boost quality diagnosis for TB and other diseases.

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Recruitment of HCWs

BMF has recruited 9,138 Health Community Workers including 3,760 facility based health care workers with different cadres placed at the facility level and 5,378 community health workers placed in villages and ward level.

BMF has advanced the utilization of Health Assistants (commonly known as Community Health Workers) for improved health of underserved communities achieved through the deployment of 5,378 Health Assistants placed in 10 regions.

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