Health Policy Project

The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).


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Strengthening Tanzania’s Health System: Supporting Priority Interventions to Catalyze Change
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Author(s): Mari Hickmann, Rebecca Mbuya-Brown, Arin Dutta

Primary Language: English

Date: 11/19/2014


The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) supports health systems strengthening (HSS) by bringing together different actors and disciplines within the health system to improve policy and ultimately achieve more equitable and sustainable access to health services. The importance of HSS for HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria programs is recognized in Tanzania’s national strategic plans.

In May 2014, USAID/Tanzania approached HPP to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare’s Directorate of Policy and Planning in conducting a rapid HSS assessment with two main objectives: to build initial consensus around priority HSS actions that will inform a new national HSS strategy, and to provide information for the ministry to advocate for additional HSS funding. The latter includes presenting HSS priorities, activities, and actions to the Global Fund’s Tanzania National Coordinating Mechanism to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming grant application process.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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