Tanzania Private Health Sector Assessment Update: Health Markets Snapshots and Future Priorities
In 2012, the USAID-funded SHOPS project conducted an assessment of Tanzania’s private health sector to identify opportunities for increasing public-private engagement to improve health outcomes. The resulting roadmap has helped guide investments by the government of Tanzania and its donor partners over the past decade. This snapshot update reviews the progress made to implement priority strategies identified in the original assessment, changes in the private health sector landscape, and new opportunities and challenges that have emerged. The findings reveal a shifting health landscape in Tanzania, with substantial progress made toward integrating the private sector into the larger health system. New recommendations presented in this update can help guide future investments.