With the creation of the Community-Based Health Program (CBHP) policy in March 2014, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) has been committed to achieving an integrated community-based approach that strives for better health outcomes at the community-level. The CBHP aims to strengthen both service delivery and quality of care at the community-level. Central to this vision has been the intent to implement a standardized community health worker (CHW) cadre across Tanzania. To date, each region throughout the country is comprised of a variety of CHW programs, which are largely funded and managed by a diverse network of donor and non-governmental partners. In 2012, a National CHW Task Force was established to administratively and technically guide this process. Task Force membership has included MoHSW officials, donors, non-governmental partners, and consultants with expertise in this field.
To provide research support to the Task Force and the MoHSW, the CHW Learning Agenda Project (CHW-LAP) emerged through a collaborative partnership between Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), with financial support from USAID. Specifically, this collaboration has sought to provide formative research to guide the implementation of CHW cadre. In year two of CHW-LAP, the Implementation Research (IR) agenda focuses specifically on research areas that assist the MoHSW in generating lessons for effective implementation.
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