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Mpina's Speech on Unnecessary Expenditures 2013

UFISADI uliokithiri na alichokisema mbunge wa CCM Luhaga Mpina juu ya ufisadi wa kutisha serikalini


Fight against Malaria: Use SMS for Life System - 2013

Malaria is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in Tanzania mainland, where 93% of the population are placed at risk of suffering from the disease About 14-18 million clinical malaria cases are reported annually contributing to over 40% of all outpatient attendances...


Public Distribution of Medicines and Medical Supplies: Challenges and Resolutions - 2013

The substantial increase in population in Tanzania calls for increase in the provision of social services including access to medicine and medical supplies at public health facilities. In addition, this increase in demand requires management and coordination of activities within the system that would ensure optimum performance leading to improved service availability. 


Haki ya Afya Tanzania 2014

Uchambuzi wa Sikika kuhusu Rasimu ya Pili ya Katiba mpya. Waraka huu unawasilisha maoni ya Sikika juu ya vipengele vya sheria vilivyomo na visivyokuwemo kuhusiana na haki ya afya. Tunawakaribisha wadau wote kuunga mkono mchakato huu katika kushauriana na kujadili...


The Right to Health in Tanzania 2014

Tanzania is a country that has experienced continuous economic growth during the past years. But despite increasing tax revenues, the Government struggles to ensure availability and equal access to health facilities, essential goods and services for all of its citizens....


The MoHSW’s Budget Proposal 2013 - 2014

 In the fiscal year 2013/14, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare plans to spend TSH 748.3 billion (bn). This is an increase of TSH 172 billion (+30%) compared to the previous fiscal year’s approved budget of THS 576 bn


Unnecessary Expenditures:2009/10–2013/14

To get the chronically under- funded health system on its feet, unnecessary spending needs to be curbed by ensuring prudential costing of all budget activities.


Sikika in the news 2014

Sikika has been engaging in sharing public advocacy massages and information through print media by sharing press releases, statements and through written articles. The aim is to inform Tanzanians about health policy and governance issues, as well as urging the citizens to take action by demanding their right to quality health services.


Health Sector Budget Analysis: For Fiscal Year 2015/2016

A health sector budget analysis was conducted looking at the government’s fiscal priorities and financial estimates for the fiscal year 2015/16. Information was gathered from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare’s memorandum and the budget books volume II, III and IV. The government has allocated 8.1% of the total budget to health, which falls short of the Abuja target of 15%. With such severe funding shortages, it is unlikely that the government is able to achieve its goals in important areas such as human resources for health, HIV/AIDS and medicines and medical supplies. Sikika recommends expediting the planned introduction of mandatory health insurance, which will help to reduce the funding gap.


Health Sector Budget Analysis: For fiscal year 2017/2018

This brief report provides a brief analysis of the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) budgets of the financial years 2016/17 and budget estimates of 2017/18 considering key objectives of the ministry. Further, this brief analysis provides a general review of MOHCDGEC’s budget for the past five years. The objective of this brief is to present a summary analysis of the MOHCDGEC’s budget to health sector’s stakeholders for advocacy. This brief is being shared with members of the parliament, media houses, Public and various Health service providers


The Use of Maximum Available Resources

Health outcomes are poor in Tanzania and the right to health has not been realized. Overall allocations to health are low, but instead of spending its very limited funds carefully, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) wastes substantial resources on non-essential spending. This spending includes travel by MoHSW staff, payment of sitting allowances to them, and the purchase of luxury vehicles.


Policy Brief 2018: Improving health workers distribution to address equity and quality of services

In Tanzania, Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) analysis indicates remarkable disparities of health workers’ skill-mix between the rural and

urban councils and between health facilities within the councils.