Health Workforce Initiative

Reporting Organization:Government of Tanzania - Ministry of Finance
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,024,551
Timeframe: February 23, 2010 - December 1, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Government of Tanzania - Ministry of Finance

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 1,024,551.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (75 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (20 %)

Other (5 %)

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This project with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare aims to scale up implementation of the strategic objectives of Tanzania’s Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan. Funds are being targeted at eligible private sector training institutions in the scale-up of mid-level health workers and trainers; and eligible research institutions to undertake priority Human Resources for Health (HRH) operations research informing evidence-based planning and decision-making in HRH. This initiative is a direct response to the HRH crisis in Tanzania and is contributing to the Africa Health Systems Initiative.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved at the end of project include: (1) an improved working environment through refurbishment of offices, provision of vehicles, equipment and stationery has contributed to the enhanced capacity of the Department of Human Resources for Health Development (DHRH) and the Health Workforce Initiative Coordinating Team (HWI-CT); (2) the development of strategic documents including a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy Guideline, Staffing Guidelines, Strategic Plan and Production Plan alongside implementation of a Human Resources for Health Information System and Training Institutions Information System have increased the administrative capacity of the Ministry to guide the production, recruitment, deployment, distribution, utilization and management of HRH; and (3) a National HRH Conference and HRH Stakeholders’ meeting contributed to improved public/private partnerships, sharing of information and consensus-building on national HRH commitments towards the development of a global agenda and strategies for improving the human resources for health to achieve universal health coverage. All of these results contributed to improved research and information in the planning and management of HRH, and increased partnership and collaboration among public and private sectors in the training of health workers.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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