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Strengthening Tanzania’s Routine Health Information System: Incorporating Family Planning Quality Assessment Indicators

by on February 15, 2019

Strengthening Tanzania's Routine Health Information System: Incorporating Family Planning Quality Assessment IndicatorsUniversal access to family planning (FP) services significantly improves maternal health outcomes by ensuring that those who need but cannot access FP services, most of whom are poor and marginalized women, will receive them. In Tanzania’s Lake Zone area, even with the increase of FP interventions by the public and nongovernmental organization sectors, there are great disparities in FP outreach between urban and rural areas. The team explored the benefits of incorporating FP quality assessment indicators in a decentralized routine health information system (RHIS) in rural districts in the Lake Zone. The overall question was, what are the benefits of incorporating indicators related to FP quality assessment in a decentralized RHIS in rural farming districts around Lake Victoria?

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