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Research project This project aims to investigate and produce evidence on the factors that influence the health system functioning to improve its performance and ultimately the health status of the population in Tanzania.
Effective health systems are essential for delivering good care to the population. However, most health systems in low and middle income countries are weak and fragmented which make it difficult to reach the goal for a health system to improve health, social and financial protection, and responsiveness to the expectations of the population. The attention for health systems strengthening has therefore emerged during the last years. To build capacity in health systems research is therefore high on the global health agenda. The ongoing collaboration between Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Department of Public Health and Clinical medicine, Umeå University, Sweden aims to contribute to fill the gap of researchers trained in health systems research in Tanzania. The collaboration will particularly focus on the three broad areas of human resources, financing, organization and governance.
Sida, 2015-2019: SEK 2,209,000