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Swiss TPH

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institution in health research, training and services. It improves, maintains and promotes the health of individuals and societies all around the globe. A special emphasis is on resource-constrained countries.

The multidisciplinary activities range from laboratory studies to clinical work, and the practical transfer of conceptual and technical expertise into health system planning and programs. Sharing and mutual learning are the building blocks of our success.


The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs is responsible for implementing the Fed­eral Council’s foreign policy on humanitarian aid, development cooperation and cooperation with Eastern Europe.

The SDC supports countries in their efforts to overcome poverty- and development-related problems. In particular it enables disadvantaged groups among the population to gain better access to education and healthcare, and it helps resolve environmental problems. Gender equal­ity and good governance are important guiding principles for the SDC’s work.


The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)


Committed to facilitate the provision of basic health services that are good, quality, equitable, accessible, affordable,  sustainable and gender sensitive.


To have a healthy society with improved social well being that will contribute effectively to individual and national development


The President’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Government Authority (PO-RALG)

PO-RALG is a Central Coordinating Ministry and an engine of the Government’s efforts to improve services. The Regional Secretariats (RSs) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) translate and implement National Policies and Strategies on development issues at the grass root level. LGAs are the key institutions in delivering social services especially Education, Health and Water in both urban and rural areas.

PO-RALG oversees the implementation of decentralisation by devolution (D-by-D), rural and urban development policies, legislations, guidelines and standards in order to provide quality services to the community.


The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a Social Health Insurance Scheme established in 1999 with the main objective of ensuring accessibility of health care services to all Tanzanians. Despite the compulsory enrollment arrangement to public servants, the Fund has managed to expand its coverage to include councilors, private companies, religious and education institutions, private individuals, children under 18 (TOTO Afya), peasants in cooperatives (Ushirika Afya) as well as mutual groups, whereby all members equally access health services in all certified health facilities. The Fund is also administering the Bunge Health Insurance Scheme, on behalf of the National Assembly of Tanzania and covers members of Zanzibar House of Representatives.


Medical Stores Department (MSD)

MSD is an autonomous department under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children established by the Act of Parliament No. 13 of 1993. The Department is responsible to develop, maintain and manage an efficient and cost effective logistics system of Procurement, Storage and Distribution of approved essential medicines and medical supplies for public health facilities.


PharmAccess Foundation is a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in Africa with a basis in the Netherlands. The goal of PharmAccess is to make inclusive health markets work in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our mission is to make better healthcare accessible and affordable to all Tanzanians. It supports demand-side financing of healthcare (health insurance), improving quality of healthcare services (SafeCare), access to loans for healthcare providers (Medical Credit Fund), and integration of digital technology to ensure increased efficiency and transparency.

This approach to healthcare is designed to ensure that everyone has access to better care when they need it, not just when they can afford it.






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