Over the past decade, Tanzania has made substantial progress in the area of health. Life expectancy has improved and child mortality has declined rapidly. However, Tanzania still faces a host of challenges. Many Tanzanians lack access to high-quality health services. Nearly one in four Tanzanian women would like to prevent pregnancy, but lack access to family planning. The HIV epidemic continues to undermine health and well-being, with the burden falling disproportionately on women and key populations. Tanzania's health systems must be strengthened to maintain progress toward its health and economic goals. In today's restricted funding environment, this requires maximizing utilization of existing resources while exploring innovative ways to improve health financing and mobilize additional resources.
Tanzania faces a significant resource gap in financing its Health Sector Strategic Plan. It does not have adequate funding for the procurement and distribution of essential medicines and commodities. The government relies heavily on donor resources, especially to support its HIV and AIDS programming. This highlights the urgent need to mobilize domestic resources for health to ensure continued access to HIV-related and other essential health services.
What We Do
HP+ works with partners in Tanzania to strengthen the country's health systems by
- Combatting HIV and gender-based violence
- Supporting implementation of FP2020 commitments
- Enhancing access to health services for key populations
We assist the government of Tanzania specifically with regard to
- Quantifying its resource requirements and building institutional and individual capacities to generate and analyze costing data
- Designing financing strategies to develop and implement key health programs
- Providing strategic information to support policy development
- Facilitating its use of mapping and spatial analysis to develop targeted responses to the evolving HIV epidemic