In Tanzania, World Bank helps boost access to health services

The World Bank has given the go signal for a $100 million initiative to improve access to basic health services in Tanzania. The project is expected to benefit 8 million people every year until 2015.

The Basic Health Services Project will support ongoing efforts of the Tanzanian government to boost the quality and expand the reach of its health services. Specifically, the project will help the government introduce new ways of financing health services at district levels in a way that strengthens the facilities and institutions that deliver said services.

In addition to direct financial support to local government units and district health facilities, the project covers technical assistance to improve management, oversight and monitoring of national health systems at the regional and central government levels. 

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