Overview

The Government of Tanzania is committed to efforts to improve the quality of health data for evidence-based decision making and to strengthen capacity to track progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. While Tanzania has taken major steps and made significant progress towards improving availability, access, analysis and use of health data, it recognizes the need for more coordinated and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders to unleash the full potential of its health information system. This will reduce fragmentation and duplication of efforts, improve the efficiency of investments and build confidence in the national health data system.

To realize this ambition in Tanzania, the Government launched the Tanzania Health Data Collaborative in Dar es Salaam on the 11th September 2017. This is a collaboration of Government of Tanzania, represented by Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG); Health Sector Stakeholders; and Global Partners. Key HIS/M&E documents developed by the country include:

Key Priorities 

The Tanzania Ministry of Health placed a strategic request for collective action to rally all stakeholders behind a common M&E framework and the country’s prioritized action plan. Identified priorities are as follows:

Addressing fragmentation of M&E and data systems
Alignment of indicators and data collection processes
Alignment of health facility assessments and surveys
Joint and aligned investment in digital health information systems
Strengthening capacity for analysis and use of data
Data dissemination and access

 Activities & milestones

September 2017 - Tanzania launches the Health Data Collaborative

The launch of the Tanzania HDC took place September 11-12 in Dar es Salaam, attended by 145 participants across the Ministry of Health (including M&E Unit, ICT Unit), the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), and partners including Kenya Ministry of Health, World Bank/GFF, CDC, USAID, BMGF, GIZ, Data for Health, DFID, DFADT Canada, DANIDA, Swiss Embassy, Irish Aid, WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDs, PATH, MSH and Jhpiego. The agenda focused on identifying country M&E priorities and aligning partners’ support behind these priorities.

Next steps include the following: 1) MOH will determine the optimal coordinating mechanism to take forward the agreed 6 national M&E priorities and 2) a mapping of partners’ current investments in HIS will be completed to support the development of the national Common Investment Framework.  

The communiqué, which articulates the M&E priorities and commitments to support One Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Health Sector of the Government of Tanzania, is being reviewed by all stakeholders. See all related documents below.

July 2017 - Draft concept note and agenda for Tanzania HDC launch shared with partners

March 2017 - Ministry of Health requests engagement with HDC partners

February 2017 - In-country meeting with HDC partners to prepare for launch of Tanzania HDC

Country Documents

Tanzania Digital Health Investment Road Map  (1.4 MB)

Tanzania Digital Health Investment Road Map (1.4 MB)

October 2017 1.4 MB

HDC Approach Presentation 11 September 2017  (1.4 MB)

HDC Approach Presentation 11 September 2017 (1.4 MB)

September 2017 1.4 MB

Kenya HDC Experience and Way Forward Presentation 11 September 2017  (1.0 MB)
Tanzania GOT-HOMIS Presentation 12 September 2017  (1.4 MB)

Tanzania GOT-HOMIS Presentation 12 September 2017 (1.4 MB)

September 2017 1.4 MB

Tanzania HDC Priorities Presentation 11 September 2017  (1.0 MB)

Tanzania HDC Priorities Presentation 11 September 2017 (1.0 MB)

September 2017 1.0 MB

Tanzania M&ESI Presentation 11 September 2017  (4.5 MB)

Tanzania M&ESI Presentation 11 September 2017 (4.5 MB)

September 2017 4.5 MB

Tanzania HDC logframe  (225 kB)

Tanzania HDC logframe (225 kB)

September 2017 225 kB

Tanzania Health Data Collaborative Launch Final Agenda  (510 kB)

Tanzania Health Data Collaborative Launch Final Agenda (510 kB)

September 2017 510 kB

Tanzania HDC Launch Participants - Government  (3.6 MB)

Tanzania HDC Launch Participants - Government (3.6 MB)

September 2017 3.6 MB

Tanzania HDC Launch Participants - Partners  (3.2 MB)

Tanzania HDC Launch Participants - Partners (3.2 MB)

September 2017 3.2 MB

Tanzania HDC Communique  (340 kB)

Tanzania HDC Communique (340 kB)

September 2017 340 kB

Tanzania M&E Strengthening Initiative 5 Year Strategy (2015-2020)  (1.6 MB)
Tanzania Digital Health Investment Roadmap 2017-2023  (1.4 MB)
Tanzania Health Sector Strategic Plan (2015-2020)  (3.8 MB)

Tanzania Health Sector Strategic Plan (2015-2020) (3.8 MB)

August 2017 3.8 MB

Tanzania Development Vision 2025  (170 kB)

Tanzania Development Vision 2025 (170 kB)

August 2017 170 kB

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