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Welcome to the PharmAccess Tanzania office...

A thriving office in Dar es Salaam, leading solutions and services to strengthen the healthcare market in Tanzania

About us

 

Our mission is to make better healthcare accessible and affordable to all Tanzanians. The Tanzania office does this through in-country initiatives aims at supporting demand-side financing of healthcare (health insurance), improving quality of healthcare services (SafeCare), access to loans for healthcare providers (Medical Credit Fund), and integration of digital technology to ensure increased efficiency and transparency. Our office believes that the only way to make healthcare markets work in the country is through addressing both sides of supply and demand for healthcare.

In Tanzania, the improved CHF (iCHF) scheme which we designed and piloted at two regions of Kilimanjaro and Manyara provided a blueprint for a national community health insurance scheme (iCHF) which has been rolled out throughout 26 regions of the country by the government. We are currently working with the Zanzibar government to design a Health Financing Strategy to ensure sustainable healthcare financing for UHC in the Islands. Through Medical Credit Fund (MCF) we succeeded to facilitate disbursement of loans worth 2 million USD to over 100 private health facilities for improving quality of services and there is a total of 800 healthcare facilities which has been assessed and are using SafeCare standards to measure and improve clinical quality and organization management. Our MomCare program has supported over 9,700 expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey in the Manyara region. By combining a care bundle, closed wallet, and the quality improvement method SafeCare under one umbrella mothers are empowered to access the care they can trust and assured of safe delivery.

 

 

 

Our ambition is to support the government’s goal to ensure the country achieves UHC by 2030. We believe this can be achieved by forging partnerships with government and private organizations (including umbrella associations) while putting digital technology at the center of our implementation.

From our office, we offer leading solutions and services to strengthen the healthcare market in Tanzania including:

 

Loans & business support
Loans & business support

Medical Credit Fund can help your healthcare facility apply for loans to invest in your facility and improve your services.

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Healthcare quality improvement
Healthcare quality improvement

SafeCare supports healthcare providers in resource-restricted settings to go through stepwise structured improvement programs, to deliver safe and quality-secured care to their patients, according internationally recognized standards.

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MomCare
MomCare

MomCare supports expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy journey. By combining a care bundle and the quality improvement method SafeCare under one umbrella mothers are empowered to access care they can trust.

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Health Plans
Health Plans

Reducing out-of-pocket expenditure through insurance or other forms of pre-payment offers financial protection and peace of mind to people in case they fall ill. The Tanzania office works with several partners and regions to offer health insurance solutions including the government of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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Lessons learned from rolling out the iCHF health insurance scheme

The last decade, PharmAccess helped designing and rolling out health insurance reforms in the country, including iCHF, that focused on people working in the informal sector.

The model became a blueprint for developing the National iCHF (N-iCHF), which is to be implemented in all 26 regions of Tanzania.

The brochure lists our approach and some of our learnings acquired during implementing iCHF in  Manyara and Kilimanjaro, that can help accelerate the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in Tanzania and other sub-Saharan African countries.

PharmAccess supports The Ministry of Health of the Government of Zanzibar to roll out universal healthcare (UHC) in Zanzibar

The Ministry of Health of the Government of Zanzibar signed a a 5 years’ partnership agreement with PharmAccess Tanzania. In this cooperation PharmAccess supports the rollout of universal healthcare (UHC) in Zanzibar, with a specific focus on low-income and vulnerable groups. PharmAccess will help the government to investigate the best possible design and structure for a viable and sustainable health financing model.

Meet the team

Heri Marwa

Heri Marwa

Country Director
Akil Akberali

Akil Akberali

Director of Finance & Operations
Geert Haverkamp

Geert Haverkamp

Program Director
Dr. Peter Risha

Dr. Peter Risha

Program Director SafeCare
Sella Bagira

Sella Bagira

Human Resource Manager
Zamaradi Mbega

Zamaradi Mbega

Head of Programs
Liberatha Shija

Liberatha Shija

Senior Program Manager, MomCare

Contact us to discover how our products and services can help you:

Skyways Building 2nd Floor Ohio/Sokoine Drive Plot No. 149/32 Dar es Salaam +255 (0)222 124 888

 

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