The Foundation has enhanced its partnership and support to the Government of Tanzania through its respective Ministries and Institutions by providing technical assistance to various activities.
Through the National Task force, BMAF actively provided technical and financial support to the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare on the launching of the National HIV testing campaign that was initiated and led by our President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in July 2007.
The Foundation together with other Partners including Tanzania AIDS Commission, has been actively involved in the preparation of Country Proposal Global Fund Round 8 and 9 by BMAF being part of the proposal writing team, peer reviewers and attendance in the Tanzania National Coordinating Mechanism meetings. Both proposals were successful and the country received grants.
Offering quality HIV/AIDS services to patients in underserved areas
Recognizing that Health workforce is critical to the achievement of better HIV/AIDS services in rural facilities, BMAF has continued to be an active member within the Health Sector Wide Approach - Technical Working Groups related to Human Resource for Health. BMAF is also among the Steering Committee member of the Health Workforce Initiative of the MOHSW which is financially supported by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The lessons learnt from the BMAF led programmes, as well as best practices carried by the District Councils are being documented and shared within various forums held at national and district levels.
Active involvement of was registered during the development of HRH component of the Health Sector Strategic Plan III (2009 -2015) and as the Ministry of Health was reviewing the Comprehensive Council Health Plans guideline. Both guidelines are currently being applied countrywide. BMAF also spear headed the process of improving the HRH component of the National Supportive Supervision Guide by collaboration closely with the MOHSW and Intrahealth International.
Moreover, we have continued playing facilitative role in ensuring there is further harmonization and common agreement across ministries that handle Human resource for health matters, through policy discussion forums and knowledge sharing forums.
Sharing Practices and Challenges on recruitment and retention of health workers among Health Managers
In the spirit of strengthening health services delivery of HIV/AIDS, Maternal health and others within remote districts, the Foundation in year 2008 and 2009 donated 5 vehicles to the districts of Micheweni, Kilindi, Simanjiro, Kilolo and Mpanda through the financial support of Norway Government, Clinton Foundation and Abbott Fund, an event which was honoured by the Prime Minister, His Excellency Mizengo Pinda.
Prime Minister Pinda igniting one of the vehicles as a gesture of testing its road worthiness.The vehicles were procured by BMAF through the financial assistance from Norwegian Government and Abbott Fund.
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