Co-operation, a Solution to Health Service Provision Problems in Tanzania: Case of the Co-operated Health Care Facilities in Dodoma Region
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 312-320
Received: Jun. 3, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 18, 2016; Published: Jun. 29, 2016
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Mshana Zainabu M., Department of Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Transport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Sinda Hussein S., Department of Development Studies, Kampala International University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Lung’wecha Daudi M., Department of Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Transport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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The co-operation between Government (GVT) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in health services provision (HSP) is vital in Tanzania. However, to benefit from such co-operation it requires adoption of the procedures that will overcome the persisting problems of health services provision. The study on the evaluationof the solution to health services provision problems in Tanzania was conducted in Dodoma region. Basically; it analysed the status, problems, reasons for problems and solution of health services provision problems in Dodoma urban and Kondoa districts by targeting GVT and FBOs co-operated health care facilities. Cross-sectional research design was used during the study. Sample size was 394. This was obtained purposively followed by simple random sampling techniques. Both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were used to analyse the data obtained through questionnaire survey, interview, focus group discussion and participant observation. The sudy identified that the co-operation between the GVT and FBOs in health services provision is important. However, it will be achieved if and only if the moderate status of health services provision in the region will follow various procedures including; analysis of the root causes of the moderate status of health services provision, analysis of the environmental conditions facing GVT and FBOs co-operated health care facilities and, the implementation capability of the GVT and FBOs co-operated health care facilities in Dodoma urban and Kondoa districts. The study recommended that, the Government of Tanzania in co-operation with Faith-Based Organizations should ensure; strong leadership and management team, improvement of infrastructure and working facilities, good management of health plan, availability of essential drugs with reasonable costs and the availability of human resources.
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Co-operation, Health Services Provision, Government, Faith-Based Organizations and Health Care Facilities
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Mshana Zainabu M., Sinda Hussein S., Lung’wecha Daudi M., Co-operation, a Solution to Health Service Provision Problems in Tanzania: Case of the Co-operated Health Care Facilities in Dodoma Region, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 312-320. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160404.17
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