Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Details for Mechanism ID: 12245
Country/Region: Tanzania
Year: 2011
Main Partner: University of California at San Francisco
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: HHS/CDC
Total Funding: $650,000

Funding for Treatment: Adult Treatment (HTXS): $200,000

Funds will be used to build capacity of MOHSW-NACP through technical assistance from USG agencies on ART Data Quality Assesments ; this is important for informing the progress of the intervention for HIV Care services and use of data for decision making and proper forecasting and budgeting of ART supplies in Tanzania. *$200k has been moved to SI for DQA

Funding for Strategic Information (HVSI): $300,000

UCSF will provide technical assistance to TACAIDS and MOHSW and support data synthesis activities to identify the drivers of HIV/AIDS epidemic and the impact of prevention responses at national and regional levels. UCSF will provide technical assistance to TACAIDS on secondary data analysis of THIS and THMIS.

UCSF will support NACP on establishing the data quality system. NACP will develop national data quality guideline. The guideline will document NACP's data quality vision, definition and concepts, applicable at facility, district, regional and national levels. The guidelines will stipulate standardized procedures and tools which shall be employed at all aspects of data quality assessment in routine data recording, reporting, storage, aggregation, use and dissemination and provide a platform for M&E capacity building and system strengthening for HIV/AIDS M&E in Tanzania.

DQA will be done through investigating both the USG/Partner reporting data flow as well as the GoT/NACP/Region/District data flow with specific partners assigned clearly for the public sector and civil society sectors. Initial step has already been started by contacting one local partner to carry out some DQA activities for some select regions.

In addition, UCSF will do curriculum development for M&E program for district health workers to address challenges facing district M&E issues. This will provide access to certificate, diploma and master's program. FY 11 is less than FY 10 by 60% in line with total SI reduction and some of the activities were completed in FY10

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $150,000

Develop a sustainable training program in Tanzania based on the Tulane/Jimma model. This program will train health M&E specialists at a masters degree level on a regular basis in country in order to address the need for this cadre within the health system. The course will be established based on the assessment findings conducted in the last fiscal year and will be hosted at a Tanzanian local university that will be suitable as per the assessment recommendations. This funding will support preliminary set- up for the course including development of curriculum materials and tutors' orientation. In the following years the program will provide scholarships to a few students to support the continuation of the program.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $650,000
Human Resources for Health $650,000