Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results in Tanzania


 Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results

(2015 – 2020)

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The Power of Nutrition contribution

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THE PROGRAMME AIMS TO STRENGTHEN HEALTH SERVICES AND IMPROVE HOUSEHOLD NUTRITION PRACTICES

Programme Overview

The Government of Tanzania, the World Bank and The Power of Nutrition are partnering to reduce child undernutrition in Tanzania, where 34.4 percent of children under five are stunted. The programme is using a programme-for-results model, where funds are only disbursed if health facilities and local government authorities meet certain pre-defined objectives related to good nutrition practices. This kind of financing instrument incentivises performance at all levels of the health system for nutrition and health service delivery and service quality indicators. This $44 million investment for nutrition is embedded within a wider $306 million programme for strengthening primary healthcare in Tanzania.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to bring micronutrients and strengthened health services, and improve household nutrition practices for 20 million children and 5 million mothers by 2020. The direct impact of this activity has been modelled to be at least 67,000 lives saved and 166,000 cases of stunting prevented.

 

How Will Success be Measured?

  • Number of children under 5 receiving vitamin A supplements;
  • Number of household visits by Community Health Workers for health and nutrition education;
  • Percentage of pregnant women attending four or more antenatal care visits during their last pregnancy;
  • Percentage of antenatal care attendees receiving adequate supply of iron and folic acid tablets.

 

Programme Achievements to Date

  • As of June 2020, the programme had reached 21.9 million people, including 14.5 million children and 7.4 million women;
  • 38% of women were attending at least 4 antenatal care visits when the programme began, which has recently increased to 63%. This increase translates into an estimated 500,000 women attending 4 antenatal care visits each year.

THE PROGRAMME HAS REACHED 21.9 MILLION PEOPLE WITH VITAL NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS TO DATE