We are a trusted partner of the Government of Tanzania operating intently and closely with the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender and Social Welfare (MoHCDGEC) of both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar; Presidents Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) and Presidents Office Public Service Management (POPSM).
Within the MoHCDGEC, the Foundation is particularly collaborating with the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), the Reproductive and Child Health section, the Directorate of Human Resource Development, Directorate of Personnel and Administration and the Directorate of Policy and Planning.
Partnership with the PORALG is further extended and attached to the 161 Local Government Authorities, whereas the different initiatives led by BMF Programmes have reached at least eighty percent of the country.
Since inception, our Institution has been financially supported with various partners extending from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Global Fund to fight against HIV/AIDS, USAID, Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Clinton Health Access Initiative, Irish aid, Abbott Fund, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Joint United Nations Program on HIV AIDS (UNAIDS) and Comic Relief.
We believe in complementarity efforts towards health sector development, and this is expressed through BMF partnering with local Non-State Actors such as Christian Social Services Commission, Tanzania Mentors Association, EAHP, NACOPHA, MKUTA, TNW+. BMF has expanded its role on reaching out the grassroot community by reinforcing further technical partnering and sub-granting of local Non-State Actors at the Regional and District levels.
We have further partnered with International organisations in implementing result-focused initiatives on strengthening health workforce at the facility and community level, HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health services. Amongst the partners we have worked with and continue working with are the Intrahealth International, Futures Group, Abts Associates, Save the Children Fund, Amref Health Africa, THET, Gradian Health System and the Management Science for Health.
In Tanzania, the Development Partners that provide technical and financial assistance to the Health sector through the Government and/or Non-State actors, include the One United Nations (UN), Swiss Development Cooperation, Canadian International Development Agency, World Bank, GIZ, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Irish Aid and USAID. BMF sustains collaboration with the above partners through the Government led Health Sector Wide Approach Forums where as BMF is an active member of various technical working groups. For further information about the Development partners click here.
As from the year 2012, the Mkapa Foundation launched an in-country fundraising strategy to allow expansion of its funding source by reaching the corporate sector to support the BMF initiatives. The aim of local fundraising is to enhance country ownership and sustainability. BMF intends to capitalize on a “win-win” situation with the existing in-country Corporates and Private sector, through their Corporate Social Responsibilities programs.
To enhance harmonization and effective coordination of our partners, the Foundation hold Annual Partners meetings that has the main objective of bringing together existing and potential BMF partners, for acquaintance and sharing of the organizational wide strategy and performance, and discuss as well the organizational development.
We further hold biennial Stakeholders meeting that involves our major stakeholders extending from national to local levels whereby results contributed by BMF efforts in improving health outcomes are shared, and challenges are consolidated for follow up actions by all levels of authorities.
BMF welcomes more partners and stakeholders that believe in Public-Private partnership for development, particularly towards enhancing equitable health access.