Developing a Health Services M&E Implementation Plan in Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania aims to improve the performance of the health systems as advocated in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025. To implement Vision 2025, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), with the support of development partners, has been developing a number of policies, strategic frameworks, and guidelines to improve health system performance. These policies include the medium-term Health Sector Strategic Plans (HSSPs), and strategies such as the Monitoring and Evaluation Strengthening Initiatives (MESI). The MESI focuses on the need to strengthen implementation capacity in general and specifically to support initiatives for data quality, analyses, dissemination, and use. It also focuses on digitizing facility and community-based data capture, improving surveillance and Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, and coordinating health surveys.