Project profile — Health Workforce Initiative


Government of Tanzania - Ministry of Finance
2010-02-23 - 2016-12-01
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Health policy and administrative management:
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (20.00%)
Medical education/training (12181) (75.00%)
Medical research (12182) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This project with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare aims to scale up implementation of the strategic objectives of Tanzania’s Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan. Funds are being targeted at eligible private sector training institutions in the scale-up of mid-level health workers and trainers; and eligible research institutions to undertake priority Human Resources for Health (HRH) operations research informing evidence-based planning and decision-making in HRH. This initiative is a direct response to the HRH crisis in Tanzania and is contributing to the Africa Health Systems Initiative.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved at the end of project include: (1) an improved working environment through refurbishment of offices, provision of vehicles, equipment and stationery has contributed to the enhanced capacity of the Department of Human Resources for Health Development (DHRH) and the Health Workforce Initiative Coordinating Team (HWI-CT); (2) the development of strategic documents including a Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy Guideline, Staffing Guidelines, Strategic Plan and Production Plan alongside implementation of a Human Resources for Health Information System and Training Institutions Information System have increased the administrative capacity of the Ministry to guide the production, recruitment, deployment, distribution, utilization and management of HRH; and (3) a National HRH Conference and HRH Stakeholders’ meeting contributed to improved public/private partnerships, sharing of information and consensus-building on national HRH commitments towards the development of a global agenda and strategies for improving the human resources for health to achieve universal health coverage. All of these results contributed to improved research and information in the planning and management of HRH, and increased partnership and collaboration among public and private sectors in the training of health workers.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Basket funds/pooled funding
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