Analysis of Data Dissemination and Use Practices in the Health Sec-tor in Tanzania: Results of desk review and interviews with key stakeholders

  • Niamh M Darcy RTI International
  • Geoffrey Somi Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mecky Matee Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Desderi Wengaa RTI International
  • Sriyanjit Perera CTS Global, Assigned to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Abstract

Many developing countries have included improving data use as part of their overall health sector strategy, usually included as part of their Monitoring and Evaluation section.  Tanzania decided to develop a more comprehensive data dissemination and use strategy, based on primary research to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist to improve evidence based decision making at all levels of the health system.  The first paper presents the methodology used to develop the Data Dissemination and Use (DDU) strategy.  The second paper focuses on the results from the DDU research. The third paper focuses on how the results were used to develop the national DDU strategy.  This is the second paper which shows the results from the DDU research.

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Author Biographies

Niamh M Darcy, RTI International
Ms. Niamh Darcy, Senior ICT/M&E Program Manager, RTI International
Geoffrey Somi, Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Geoffrey Somi, NACP,  Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Mecky Matee, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Prof Mecky Matee, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Desderi Wengaa, RTI International
HIS Advisor, Tanzania
Sriyanjit Perera, CTS Global, Assigned to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Program Manager, CTS Global, Assigned to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Published
2017-11-05
How to Cite
Darcy, N. M., Somi, G., Matee, M., Wengaa, D., & Perera, S. (2017). Analysis of Data Dissemination and Use Practices in the Health Sec-tor in Tanzania: Results of desk review and interviews with key stakeholders. Journal of Health Informatics in Africa, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.12856/JHIA-2017-v4-i1-168