To realize this goal, BMAF contributes to the attainment of three objectives within the Health Systems Strengthening project:
In the first year of implementation, BMAF has achieved the following within the country’s Health Systems Strengthening Initiative funded by Global Fund Round 9:
“The training rendered by the Foundation facilitated our team to manage better our health workers, especially the new comers.It is expected this will motivate our staff and enhance retention in the remote facilities….” District Health Secretary, Mr Solsi Mwiru of Nanyumbu District, Mtwara region
Interim results of the project, shows that there is reduced vacancy rates in the beneficiary districts and training institutions, thus improved health service delivery including HIV/AIDS services. In addition we have noted increased awareness and improved planning of districts on Human resource for health.
“We cant thank enough the Mkapa Foundation for bringing us additional health professionals to our area who work in HIV/AIDS clinic, but they also assist pregnant women giving birth safely at the labour wards……” Medical Officer Incharge, Dr. Simeo Japhet, Kiomboi District Hospital, Iramba District Council- Singida region.