POLICY: Tanzania health financing strategy: Researchers call for inclusion of local communities

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Dec. 21, 2020
POLICY: Tanzania health financing strategy: Researchers call for inclusion of local communities

The R4D study was conducted in 2019 by Ifakara Health Institute in collaboration with the Swiss TPH with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation to understand the governance facilitators and challenges in the implementation of the new health financing strategy in Tanzania. 

The researchers conclude: Enacting the national strategic health financing policies successfully could be facilitated by a multidimensional approach to governance and implementation. They argue that expanding health insurance coverage alone may not be adequate for achieving universal health coverage in Tanzania.

They recommend the inclusion of local communities, by both government and non-government stakeholders, for the successful implementation of the health financing strategy. #

Read the policy brief: Governance Facilitators and Challenges in the Implementation of the Health Financing Strategy in Tanzania