News: Tanzania

Tanzanian Hospital Requests Assistance to Implement iHRIS Manage
The Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project (THRCP), a Capacity Project Associate Award, recently received a formal request from the Mission Mikocheni Hospital (MMH) for technical assistance to implement iHRIS Manage . The MMH, located in Dar es Salaam, is a nonprofit NGO, whose goal is to offer medical services to anyone regardless of color, belief, social status, gender, or ethnic background. The hospital employees 260 staff and operates 150...
New HRIS Advisor Hired to Advance HRIS in Tanzania
The IntraHealth-led Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project (a Capacity Project Associate Award) recently hired a new HRIS Advisor. The new hire will be seconded to the Prime Minister’s Office of Regional and Local Government (PMO-RALG). The PMO-RALG is a key partner for strengthening HRIS in Tanzania’s public sector, and the project is assisting with HRIS implementation at PMO-RALG’s 137 district offices. The HRIS Advisor will serve as the...
First Local iHRIS Developer Training Course Conducted in Tanzania
A locally led and initiated iHRIS developer training course, with focus on customization and localization, was conducted in Tanzania on October 28–31. The event was funded by the Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project (THRCP), a new Capacity Project Associate Award led by IntraHealth, and facilitated by the University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM). Over twenty local developers attended, from both Mainland and Zanzibar Ministries of Health and Social...
IntraHealth Continues Human Resources for Health Work in Kenya and Tanzania Through New Projects
Through the Capacity Project , IntraHealth has been working in Kenya and Tanzania to improve their capacity in human resources for health (HRH), including strengthening their HR information systems. Two USAID associate awards—Capacity Kenya and the Tanzania Human Resource Capacity Project—will allow IntraHealth to build upon the successes of the Capacity Project. Capacity Kenya will continue to roll out the HRIS, among other HRH initiatives. The...
Database Supports Faith-Based Health Sector in Tanzania
Over the past three years, the Capacity Project has been working with the Christian Social Services Commission of Tanzania (CSSC) to develop a health facility and human resources geographic information system (GIS). The system contains program, equipment and community data on 850 faith-based facilities and is linked with a database on over 14,000 health workers. CSSC is now using it to support personnel records management, resource analysis and...
Strategy to Strengthen HR Information Systems in Tanzania Expanded
The Capacity Project broadened its strategy for strengthening Tanzania’s human resources information systems (HRIS) to include both central and district-level offices. To develop a complete picture of health workforce data available in the country, the Project conducted meetings in January with key stakeholders from the ministries of health and social welfare in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, the Prime Minister’s Office for Regional and Local...
Tanzania Faith-Based Health Network to Expand Access to HR Data via Capacity Project Software
The Capacity Project participated in a series of meetings with various staff and partner organizations affiliated with the Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) of Tanzania and the Tanzania Ministry of Health, exploring ways to enhance health information data-sharing and collaboration. The meetings included a demonstration of the Capacity Project’s freely available, Open Source iHRIS software suite. Highly productive on many fronts, the...
Tanzania Faith-Based Health Network Improves HR Information Systems
For staff of the Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) in Tanzania, the Capacity Project conducted two training sessions in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for the management of health facilities and the health workforce. Held in April, the sessions included such topics as applied data utilization, data collection, collaboration and data sharing. In a two-day training, four senior CSSC staff learned about using freely...
Tanzania expresses strong interest in iHRIS Manage
During a March and April 2008 visit to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar several groups expressed interest in iHRIS Manage. First, Zanzibar is now running a customized version of the software on their new server. They requested assistance with additional customizations and intend to send three people to PHP training with Capacity's funding assistance in order to make these customizations themselves in future. Zanzibar already has a data collection and...
HRIS Potential in Tanzania’s Health Workforce Planning Improvement
As a public healthcare management professional and a former intern with IntraHealth, I have had the opportunity to work with human resources information systems (HRIS). I believe an HRIS is a robust, simple and easy-to-manage tool that Tanzania can utilize for efficient healthcare workforce management. Tanzania has a healthcare workforce deficit compared to its workforce influx, attrition, and population growth. At the same time, HIV prevalence...