Research

 

Petty Corruption in public health services in Tanzania - 2014

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The current study was carried out, primarily, in response research gaps emanating from a previous study commissioned by Sikika (then YAV). The original study focused on corruption in Tanzanian health services but failed to address the following issues adequately: the role of scarcity of resources; functionality of redress mechanisms; institutional factors that support corrupt behaviour; supply side constraints that promote corruption; impact of corruption on health-seeking behaviour; and the role of health facility governing committees in fighting corruption. 

 

 

 

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Shortage of Antiretrovirals: What went wrong? - 2014

By 2013, according to MoHSW, the number of adults needing Antiretroviral therapy (ART) was estimated to be at least around 1.4 million and those on ART around 567, 8921. The number of children currently infected with HIV in Tanzania is 130,000 and those on treatment number around 39, 3172. 

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Sababu za Kiutawala zinazochochea rushwa ndogondogo katika huduma za afya - 2014

Utafiti huu ulifanywa, kimsingi, katika kushughulikia mapengo ya utafiti yaliyoonekana katika utafiti uliopita uliokuwa umeagizwa na Sikika (wakati huo YAV). Utafiti huo uliopita, ulilenga rushwa katika huduma za afya nchini Tanzania lakini ulishindwa kuangalia kikamilifu masuala yafuatayo: nafasi ya upungufu wa rasilimali; ufanisi wa taratibu za kurekebisha; sababu za kiutawala ambazo zinachangia kuendelea kwa vitendo vya rushwa; vikwazo vya upande wa usambazaji ambavyo vinazidisha vitendo vya rushwa; athari za rushwa katika utafutaji wa huduma za afya; na nafasi ya kamati za usimamizi wa vituo vya afya katika kupambana na rushwa. 

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Where are the Doctors? Tracking Medical Doctors in Tanzania - 2013

Screen Shot 2014 03 10 at 11.17.25 AM 212x300Tanzania, one of the developing countries, is overwhelmed by shortages of skilled health workers; indeed, it is one of the 57 countries known as ‘HRH-crisis countries’...

 

 

 

 

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Health Care Providers’ views on HIV and AIDS Service in Tanzania - 2013

Screen Shot 2014 03 07 at 10.44.37 AM 211x300The HIV & AIDS sector is of undeniable importance to service users especially the PLHIV. HIV & AIDS services can be found in district hospitals, health centers and most dispensaries across Tanzania...

 

 

 

 

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Citizens’ views of HIV & AIDS Services in Tanzania - 2013

Screen Shot 2014 03 07 at 10.44.24 AM 212x300Optimum health care services include participation of service users in service improvement process. Doctors, nurses and other health workers  have...

 

 

 

 

 

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Leta Mabadiliko Boresha Huduma za afya - Mwongozo wa Mwananchi - 2013

Screen Shot 2013 12 11 at 11.32.32 AM 210x300Ili kuishi maisha marefu na ya furaha, kila mtu anahitaji kupata huduma bora za afya. Kwa bahati mbaya, Tanzania ni nchi masikini na mfumo wake wa huduma za afya unakabiliwa na uhaba wa fedha ambao husababisha vikwazo kama vile; mazingira magumu ya kufanyia kazi na utendaji usio na tija.

 

 

 

 

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Availability of Effective Complaints Mechanism in Public Health Facilities - 2013

Screen Shot 2013 11 18 at 9.09.42 AM 212x300The availability of an effective complaints mechanism in the health system is an essential factor in the provision of quality health services.This mechanism offers an opportunity for service users to provide feedback on the quality of the service they receive and other information that is useful in enhancing service provision.

 

 

 

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Unnecessary Expenditure Vol. 3 - 2013

res4There is broad concern that the public sector is spending monies on activities that are not necessary for the achievement of Tanzania’s development vision. In 2008, the Government committed itself to reduce unnecessary expenditures and to redirect the savings to strategic areas that promote the well-being of Tanzanian citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Multi-Sectoral Aids committees in Tanzania - 2013

In 2011, Sikika conducted a monitoring study in six districts of its operation area namely; Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala (Dar Es Salaam Region); Kibaha district (Coastal Region); Mpwapwa and Kondoa (Dodoma Region). The purpose of the monitoring...  

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Global Fund Grants: Reporting Gaps in Tanzania - 2013

Sikika chose to investigate the information found in this report due to its interest in helping to ensure that Global Fund resources are utilized with minimal waste in order to reduce the impact of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis in order to bring about overall improvement in the healthcare services that are available for Tanzanians. 

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Availability of Essential Medicines, Medical Supplies and Bed Capacity in Hospitals in Tanzania Mainland - 2013

Availability of essential medicines and medical supplies (including laboratory supplies) in Tanzania’s public health facilities has been chronically unsatisfactory for sometime. The responsible authorities have on previous occasions claimed to have identified the source of the problem. 

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Upatikanaji na Ufanisi wa Mifumo ya Utoaji Malalamiko Katika Vituo vya Huduma za Afya vya Umma - 2013

Screen Shot 2015 05 28 at 12.52.40 PM 212x300Utafiti huu ulifanyika kuangalia uwepo na ufanisi wa mifumo ya kutolea malalamiko katika vituo vya huduma za afya vya umma nchini Tanzania... Wahojiwa katika utafiti huu walikuwa ni watumia huduma katika vituo vya huduma vilivyochaguliwa katika wilaya sita ambazo ni; Temeke, Ilala na Kinondoni katika mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Kibaha vijijini katika mkoa wa Pwani pamoja na Mpwapwa na Kondoa katika mkoa wa Dodoma... Hizi ni wilaya ambazo Sikika inafanya kazi...

 

 

 

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HEALTH CARE WORKERS’ ADHERENCE TO PROFESSIONAL ETHICS - 2012

The existence of unethical behaviours among health workers hinders the accessibility of quality health services for citizens as it creates disharmony in the relationship between health workers and health service users.  

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Tanzanian Health Sector Budget analysis 2005/06 – 2011/12

TANZANIA  and other African countries ratified the Abuja Declaration (2001), which requires the signatories to allocate 15 percent of the total government budget towards the health sector...

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Maadili ya utumishi wa Umma kwa watumishi wa Afya - 2012

Screen Shot 2015 05 28 at 12.52.04 PM 212x300Kuwapo kwa tabia zisizozingatia maadili miongoni mwa watumishi wa afya kunazuia upatikanaji wa huduma bora za afya kwa wananchi kwani husababisha mvurugano wa uhusiano na maelewano kati ya wafanyakazi wa afya na watumia huduma za afya. Kukosekana kwa uhusiano mzuri kati ya pande hizi mbili (watoa huduma na watumia huduma), ni mojawapo ya sababu inayopelekea watumia huduma kutoridhika na huduma.

 

 

 

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Medicines and medical and supply availability report - 2011

Health service delivery at the district and facility levels has been greatly affected by the persistently poor availability of essential medicines and medical supplies, an example here is the lack of absorbent gauze for a period of a about three to six month prior to and during a survey conducted by Sikika between May 10 to May 20, 2011. 

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Post election political advertising - 2010

The coming in of the mass media marked a turning point for humanity as it defeated constrains of distance and time in the field of communication. The ability of the media to reach many people at the same time, spreading the same message, made them a powerful tool that was quickly manipulated by politicians to consolidate power. 

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Human Resources for Health in Tanzania - 2010

The availability of qualified human resources plays a vital role in the provision of quality health services. The prevailing human resources for health (HRH) crisis results from the growing demand for health services along with an inadequate supply from our training institutions as well as inadequate management of the available human resources. 

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Petty Corruption in the health service - 2010

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Unnecessary expenditure brief vol 2 - 2010

AaScreen Shot 2013 12 19 at 2.55.10 PM 211x300The provision of primary services is a great challenge in Tanzania since financial resources are scarce. Nevertheless, most people agree that the government’s budget allocation and execution is inefficient.

 

 

 

 

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