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Petty Corruption in public health services in Tanzania - 2014

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. 

  06-03-2014

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. 

  06-02-2014

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. 

  06-01-2014

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

Tanzania, 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’...

  06-16-2013

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

The 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...

  06-09-2013

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

Optimum health care services include participation of service users in service improvement process. Doctors, nurses and other health workers  have...

  06-08-2013

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

Ili 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.

  06-07-2013

Availability of Effective Complaints Mechanism in Public Health Facilities - 2013

The 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.

  06-06-2013

Unnecessary Expenditure Vol. 3 - 2013

There 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.

  06-05-2013

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...

  06-04-2013

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.

  06-03-2013

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.

  06-02-2013