The PHRplus project in Tanzania is providing technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania primarily in two areas: Community-based Health Financing Schemes and Infectious Disease Surveillance.
Community-based Health Financing Schemes
The Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus) project in collaboration with the Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat (CRHCS) provide technical assistance to strengthen and improve the sustainability of existing community-based health financing schemes in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region. Initial activities as part of the assistance plan have focused on conducting an assessment of the Community Health Fund (CHF) and implementing activities designed to improve management of the CHF in Hanang District of of Tanzania. It is expected that the improvements in Hanang will be used as a model throughout Tanzania.
Infectious Disease Surveillance
PHRplus is collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), the CHANGE project, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the implementation of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in 12 districts. The project's objectives are to improve availability of quality information and to increase evidence-based decision-making and response at all levels, with a special focus at the district level and below. The strategies, materials, and experiences in these 12 districts will facilitate IDSR strengthening in the rest of Tanzania and serve to aid implementation in other African countries.