Health Promotion Tanzania

Health Promotion Tanzania is a not-for-profit, non-government organization founded in 2003 with the intention to partner with communities to develop interventions that improve the health of poor families in Tanzania.

As a local implementer of Advance Family Planning activities in Tanzania, Health Promotion Tanzania operates at both subnational and national levels to improve policy and increase financial allocations for family planning across eleven regions.

For more information, visit: www.healthpromotiontanzania.org

2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

Source: Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment to family planning and achievements in addressing the population’s family planning needs since 2012. It also recommends next steps for policymakers to intensify efforts towards attaining family planning goals. Previously released in February 2016, the brief was updated and released in October 2016 to include the latest preliminary Demographic and Health Survey (pDHS) 2015-16 data.

About one in three women currently use contraception in Tanzania (pDHS 2015-16). In 2012 at the London Summit on Family Planning, the government took action, making six political commitments with the goal of attaining a national contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) of 60%. These commitments garnered the support of government representatives, members of Parliament, civil societies and non-governmental organizations, development partners, and the private sector.

The report captures significant achievements towards those commitments, including:

  • Releasing a total of five billion shillings from the government’s own sources for the 2014-2015 fiscal year to procure and distribute family planning commodities and supplies.
  • Increasing family planning allocations in the health budgets of several districts in the Lake Zone.
  • Doubling the number of family planning users in the Mara region, which has the lowest CPR in the country, over a period of just nine months (October 2013–June 2014).
  • Making family planning as one of the top priority interventions in the 2014-2015 National Road Map Strategic Plan to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths dubbed as One Plan II.

The brief affirms that in order “to meet its national family planning targets, Tanzania needs all levels of government, the private sector, and civil society to maintain strong commitment to ensure that the resources, commodities and systems are in place.” It recommends four main steps to continue progress.

The report is a joint effort by Health Promotion Tanzania and United Nations Association of Tanzania. View the report and recommendations online. For hard copies and more information, please contact:

Halima Shariff

hshariff@jhuccptz.org

 

2015

CASE STUDY: Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions Prioritize Access to Family Planning for Students

Source: AFP

Beginning in October 2014, several higher learning institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania banded together to improve their students’ access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. The effort started modestly—with 13 HLIs in the largely rural regions of Mwanza and Shinyanga. One year later, the initiative is poised to benefit over 18,000 students in the two regions and has contributed to a nationwide policy change to mandate sexual and reproductive health service provision in all 52 HLIs in Tanzania.

2015

ÉTUDE DE CAS: Le gouvernement de Tanzanie alloue 2 milliards de shillings à la planification familiale pour 2014-2015

Source: AFP

Pour l’année fiscale 2014-2015, le gouvernement de Tanzanie a alloué deux milliards de shillings (soit 1,15 millions de dollars) à la planification familiale –l’allocation la plus importante depuis la création de la ligne budgétaire de planification familiale en 2010, et une augmentation de 100% du budget 2013-2014.

AFP Resources
Date Title Source
2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment...
Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania
2016

étud de cas: Les Instituts d'Enseignement Supérieur en Tanzanie font de l'accès des étudiants à la planification familiale une priorité

Au début du mois d’octobre 2014, plusieurs Instituts d’Enseignement Supérieur (IES) en Tanzanie ont joint leurs forces pour améliorer l’accès des...
Advance Family Planning
2014

Ensuring Access to Family Planning for All in Tanzania

This document highlights Tanzania's FP2020 commitment and the advocacy and policy priorities for Advance Family Planning.
Advance Family Planning
2014

Tanzanian NGOs and Government Open Door to Improve Contraceptive Supply System

On October 24, 2012, the MoHSW authorized new accountability guidelines allowing non-governmental organizations to access contraceptive commodities...
AFP
2014

Addressing Contraceptive Stock-outs Caused by Procurement Delays in Tanzania

In August 2013, the Government of Tanzania approved a major change in how it purchases contraceptives in an effort to ensure a consistent flow of...
AFP
2013

Influencing Government Health Budgets in Tanzania: A Guide for Civil Society

This booklet provides information for civil society organizations on how the health budget is developed in Tanzania and suggests entry points where...
Futures Group
AFP Resources
Date Title Source
2016

Brief: Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development

A new brief entitled Investing in Family Planning for Tanzania’s Health and Development highlights the Government of Tanzania’s tremendous commitment...
Health Promotion Tanzania, United Nations Association Tanzania
2016

étud de cas: Les Instituts d'Enseignement Supérieur en Tanzanie font de l'accès des étudiants à la planification familiale une priorité

Au début du mois d’octobre 2014, plusieurs Instituts d’Enseignement Supérieur (IES) en Tanzanie ont joint leurs forces pour améliorer l’accès des...
Advance Family Planning
2015

CASE STUDY: Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions Prioritize Access to Family Planning for Students

Beginning in October 2014, several higher learning institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania banded together to improve their students’ access to sexual and...
AFP

James Mlali

Program Manager - Advocacy

James has extensive experience in family planning advocacy using evidence from research for influencing decision makers at national and subnational levels. For over five years he has been implementing the AFP project and successfully influenced the central and local government authorities to consistently improve policy and increase investments for family planning services in Tanzania.

 

Peter Bujari

Executive Director, Human Development Trust

+255 (22) 277 2264

Dr. Peter Bujari (MD, MBA) is the Executive Director for Health Promotion Tanzania. He has served in both international and national NGOs for fifteen years. In the past five years, he has led HDT along with a coalition of local NGOs in the implementation of the Advance Family Planning (AFP) project phases I and II.

Greysmo Mutashobya

Advocacy Program Officer

+255 22 2772264

Greysmo Mutashobya is an expert in Project Planning and Management; with four years hand on experience in advocacy interventions and social work. He has been instrumental in Sub-national level advocacy for increased resources for family planning in the Lake and Western Zone regions of Tanzania.

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