The Tanzania country collaboration includes Ifakara Health Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Institute for Global Health at the University of Manitoba. It aims to strengthen the analysis and synthesis of health data to inform national and local reviews of progress and performance in the context of the national health plans and Global Financing Facility (GFF) investment case for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition. This project is conducted as part of the Countdown to 2030 / Africa Population Health & Research Centre effort in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Tanzania Countdown collaboration includes Ifakara Health Institute, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Institute for Global Health of the University of Manitoba.
Monitoring the national plan and investment case for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
Tanzania’s main health sector strategic plan, the Health Sector Strategic Plan: July 2015-June 2020 HSSP IV, guided the overall health sector from 2015 to 2020. In addition, there was a GFF investment case called The National Road Map Strategic Plan to Improve Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health in Tanzania (2016-2020), One Plan II. HSSP IV and One Plan II had an extensive midterm review in 2019 which helped form the basis for the new five plan development. An extensive analytical report was prepared to inform this review by a team including the Ministry of Health, Ifakara Health Institute, Muhumbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Sokoine University, Countdown to 2030 and WHO.
The new health sector plan (HSSP V 2020/21-2024/25) is in an advanced stage of development, and the strategic plan for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition, called One Plan III, is fully synchronized with HSSP V and is also in an advanced stage of development.
Outputs, Products, Programs
The Tanzania Countdown country collaboration focuses on:
- Providing technical inputs to the Ministry of Health working groups developing the Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans for HSSP V and One Plan III
- Further analysis of DHIS2 data focusing on council-level statistics and progress. Tanzania had about 185 councils, and the Countdown team is working with the Ministry of Health to calculate council-specific coverage for RMNCAH+N and other health indicators. These analyses will feed into annual reviews at local and national level and help assess the impact of council and regional prioritization. This analysis will also include recent trends in service utilization and coverage with monthly data.
- In-depth analysis on specific RMNCAH+N topics to be determined