Case study

The Tanzania health facility registry

Niamh Darcy, Sriyanjit Perera, Grades Stanley, Susan Rumisha, Kelvin Assenga, Faustin Polycarp, Angelina Sijaona, Esther Msechu, Marcos Mzeru, Claud Kumalija, Michael Kambenga, Benjamin Mayala, Mturi Elias, Paul Biondich, Zaharani Kalungwa, Japhal Mwamafupa, Nseya Kipilyango, Scott Teesdale

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Abstract

In 2009, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) counted over 10 different health facility lists managed by donors, government ministries, agencies and implementing partners. These function-specific lists were not integrated or linked. The ministry’s Health Sector Strategic Plan included the development of an authoritative source for all health facility information, called the Master Facility List (MFL). During development, the ministry adopted the term Health Facility Registry (HFR), an online tool providing public access to a database about all officially recognized health facilities (public and private). The MFL, which includes the health facility list at any specific point in time can be exported from the HFR. This chapter presents the Tanzanian case study describing the work and lessons learned in building the HFR-focusing on software development, introducing geographic positioning systems and harmonizing MFL data. MoHCDGEC launched the HFR public portal in September 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealthcare Policy and Reform
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages339-368
Number of pages30
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781522569169
ISBN (Print)9781522569152
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Tanzania
Health Facilities
Registries
Social Planning
Health
Government Agencies
Software
Tissue Donors
Databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Darcy, N., Perera, S., Stanley, G., Rumisha, S., Assenga, K., Polycarp, F., ... Teesdale, S. (2018). Case study: The Tanzania health facility registry. In Healthcare Policy and Reform: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 339-368). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6915-2.ch017

Case study : The Tanzania health facility registry. / Darcy, Niamh; Perera, Sriyanjit; Stanley, Grades; Rumisha, Susan; Assenga, Kelvin; Polycarp, Faustin; Sijaona, Angelina; Msechu, Esther; Mzeru, Marcos; Kumalija, Claud; Kambenga, Michael; Mayala, Benjamin; Elias, Mturi; Biondich, Paul; Kalungwa, Zaharani; Mwamafupa, Japhal; Kipilyango, Nseya; Teesdale, Scott.

Healthcare Policy and Reform: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1 IGI Global, 2018. p. 339-368.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Darcy, N, Perera, S, Stanley, G, Rumisha, S, Assenga, K, Polycarp, F, Sijaona, A, Msechu, E, Mzeru, M, Kumalija, C, Kambenga, M, Mayala, B, Elias, M, Biondich, P, Kalungwa, Z, Mwamafupa, J, Kipilyango, N & Teesdale, S 2018, Case study: The Tanzania health facility registry. in Healthcare Policy and Reform: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. vol. 1, IGI Global, pp. 339-368. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6915-2.ch017
Darcy N, Perera S, Stanley G, Rumisha S, Assenga K, Polycarp F et al. Case study: The Tanzania health facility registry. In Healthcare Policy and Reform: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1. IGI Global. 2018. p. 339-368 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6915-2.ch017
Darcy, Niamh ; Perera, Sriyanjit ; Stanley, Grades ; Rumisha, Susan ; Assenga, Kelvin ; Polycarp, Faustin ; Sijaona, Angelina ; Msechu, Esther ; Mzeru, Marcos ; Kumalija, Claud ; Kambenga, Michael ; Mayala, Benjamin ; Elias, Mturi ; Biondich, Paul ; Kalungwa, Zaharani ; Mwamafupa, Japhal ; Kipilyango, Nseya ; Teesdale, Scott. / Case study : The Tanzania health facility registry. Healthcare Policy and Reform: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1 IGI Global, 2018. pp. 339-368
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