The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on behalf of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), is currently tendering for a major revamp of the country’s information systems handling the response to HIV and AIDS. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to strengthen Health Management Information System (HMIS) capacity within all levels and units of the ministry in order to:
- Build on lessons learned and investments in the HIV/AIDS sub-sector to support national planning and harmonization of health sector information systems to achieve the goal of one data collection and dissemination system that meets the needs of all government, cooperating partner, non-governmental, and civil society institutions operating in the Tanzanian health sector.
- Improve the capacity of the ministry to collect, manage, and analyze aggregate program monitoring and evaluation data to meet government, international, and cooperating partner reporting requirements.
- Support the ministry in systems analysis, process design, vendor selection, and deployment of operational or transaction processing management systems supportive of standard operating procedures across the MOHSW.
- Support the creation of a data warehouse, or analytical processing system, which brings together information from aggregate data collection systems, surveillance and evaluation studies, transactional systems and National Bureau of Statistics data.
- Support application of data analysis in dissemination papers, abstracts, and report cards.
- Support the use of policy analysis, projections, and modeling techniques to build evidence-based policy formulation, programmatic resource allocation, and decision making across the health sector and at all levels.