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.

CC: Vladimir Nekrasov via Flickr/ Tanzania

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 year plan, Health Sector Strategic Plan July 2021-June 2026 (HSSP V) and the Strategic Plan for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (2021/2022-2025-2026), also called One Plan III. 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.

Outputs, Products, Programs

The Tanzania Countdown country collaboration during the years of 2020 to 2022 focused 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, including a midterm review of the HSSP IV (2015-2020).
  • Further analysis of DHIS2 data focusing on council-level statistics and progress. Tanzania had about 185 councils, and the Countdown team worked with the Ministry of Health to calculate council-specific coverage for RMNCAH+N and other health indicators. These analyses fed into annual reviews at local and national level and helped to assess the impact of council and regional prioritization. This analysis also includes recent trends in service utilization and coverage with monthly data.
  • In-depth analysis on specific RMNCAH+N topics
  • Tanzania is also a part of the Urban Health Project 


Tanzania Countdown Collaboration Team

Sophia Kagoye
Peter Binyaruka
Esther Elisara
Honorati Masanja
Georgina Msemo
Josephine Shabani
Ties Boerma
Claudia Hansen