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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...

  06-01-2020

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....

  06-01-2020

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

  06-01-2020

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.

  06-01-2020

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.

  06-01-2020

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.

  06-01-2020

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

  06-01-2020

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.

  06-01-2020

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.

  06-01-2020

Policy Brief 2018: Developing the Capacity of Health Training Institutions to Produce Competent Clinical Officers in Tanzania

Tanzania experiences severe shortage of human resources for health across all cadres. In response to the need for more

health workforce, many training institutions both public and private have drastically increased matriculation to bridge the gap.

  06-01-2020