Diplomatist Special Report - Tanzania Tanzania 2018 - Page 40

Healthcare: Bringing million dollar smile Tanzania has a long-standing history of participatory strategic planning in the health and social welfare sector. Tanzania Development Vision 2025 document identifi es health as one of the priority sectors contributing to a higher- quality livelihood for all Tanzanians. In the fi nancial year of 2017-18, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health has planned to spend TZS 785.8 billion as part of its development budget, which will help the ministry implement its health improvement initiatives. In 2001, the Government of Tanzania committed to the Abuja Declaration, pledging to increase government funding for health to at least 15 percent of its total budget, but has yet to reach this target. Over the past 10 years, the Tanzanian government conceived the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) to guide the annual Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHP) in the health and social welfare sector. In September 2015, the United Nations and the Government of Tanzania jointly committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. Among the 13 targets under the SDG for health, one pertains to the achievement of universal health coverage—including fi nancial risk protection; access to high-quality essential healthcare services; access to safe, effective, high-quality and affordable essential medicines. The Government is in 40 •TANZANIA Tanzanian Ministry of Health has planned to spend TZS 785.8 billion as part of its development budget, which will help the ministry implement its health improvement initiatives. the process of fi nalising a bill that will make membership in the improved Community Health Fund (iCHF) man ѽ)ȁQ酹̸)Qݕɡ͔)Q͕ѽȁ́ѕ䁉ѥѥ)ݡչЁȁЀԁɍЁѡѽх͕́ѡ+ѕQ %ѥѥ́)Q酹͕݅́āɑȁѼɹ͔ѡ