Appreciating local variations in standardising health care data collection processes and tools: A case of health management information system in Tanzania

The need for integration of health information systems as realised in the 90s by the developing countries resulted into deliberate standardisation initiatives. Software systems, human resources, procedures, and data collection tools were all subjected to standardisation. This standardisation, however, has been so absolute that the local and permanent variations were not taken into consideration. This […]

East African Community Chief Justices call for far-reaching digital strategy

Chief Justices drawn from the East African Community (EAC) members States have challenged respective governments to increase resource allocation for respective Judiciaries in order to enhance delivery of justice. The top justices, who included Kenya’s David Maraga, Uganda’s Bart Katureebe, Tanzania’s Ibrahim Hamis Juma, and South Sudan’s Chan Reec Madut, noted that current allocations remained […]

Tanzania: Electronic Land Title Deeds Ready By June

LAND owners in Kinondoni and Ubungo districts of Dar es Salaam will be the first to receive electronically produced tittle deeds by June, this year. Minister of Land and Settlements Development, William Lukuvi revealed this to the reporters in Dodoma, Monday, as he was explaining what the government has done so far in the land […]

Tanzania adopts Uganda’s Land Information System

KAMPALA – Officials from the Tanzania land ministry have applauded the Uganda land information centre in combating land-related problems and reducing on time for carrying out land searches. The nine-member delegation from the ministry of land, housing and human settlements was led by Walter Lungu on an induction of the national land information centre and […]

Tanzania’s Health Data Collaborative: A plan for the interoperability of all data on health

The Tanzania Health Data Collaborative was formally launched in Dar es Salaam this week The government on Wednesday signed a health data collaborative communique with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and development partners group with a focus to support the plans to improve the quality of health data and health information systems. Following the signing […]

The Sengerema Telecentre

Sengerema district is 1 of 7 districts in the Mwanza region with a population of 663 000. The main economic activities in the district are agriculture, livestock keeping, timber work, fishing, mining, business, and small-scale industry. The main cash crops are cotton, bananas, maize, rice, cassava, and paddy (Mbangala & Samzugi, 2014). The STC is […]

Tanzania: “Glaring shortcomings” in government websites

By Al-Amani Mutarubukwa, The Citizen, 27 Oct 2010 Dar Es Salaam — The glaring shortcoming in accessing timely information from public agencies and other government institutions – especially using information technology – has been aptly unravelled by the official website of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). With only four days to go before the 2010 […]

New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile […]

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