Resource Type: Report
Authors: Department of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, United Republic of Tanzania, Health Systems 20/20
“The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) is currently developing a health sector financing strategy. To inform this process, several resource tracking initiatives – namely, a Public Expenditure Review and a National Health Accounts (NHA), as well as a cost driver study and a costing of health services study – are being undertaken to provide baseline information necessary to model a health care financing framework. The primary objective of the 2009/10 NHA is to track resource flows in the health sector for general health and four health subsectors (HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health, Malaria, and Child Health). Findings will inform the review of the current Health Sector Strategic Plan. The NHA will be used to monitor the performance of the health sector relative to the resources being put into it, and will provide stakeholders with information on the overall resource envelope which will be used as a basis for sector-wide investment.
The 2009/10 NHA provides comprehensive analysis on sources of health expenditures, financing agents, health care providers, and health functions in that fiscal year, and compares these expenditures with those reported in the NHA estimations done for 2002/03 and 2005/06. The Tshs/US$ amounts for the 2002/03 and 2005/06 expenditure estimates have been adjusted for inflation and population growth to facilitate comparison with 2009/10 expenditure estimates; all expenditures reported here are in 2009/10 current Tshs/US$. The 2009/10 NHA estimates are only for the Tanzania Mainland.”Download Now