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Guideline for Reforming Hospitals at Regional and District Levels

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, (M.) (2005) Guideline for Reforming Hospitals at Regional and District Levels. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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This guideline is intended to provide guidance and linkage in spearheading the District and Regional Hospital Reforms. The hospital reforms main focus is on planning, management, financial accountability, and provision of quality health services. It is meant to be used by health providers, trainers, planners, managers and other stakeholders nterested to improve hospital services. Chapter one of the guideline outlines the background of hospital reform, vision and mission of Ministry of Health. It further gives the outcome of situational analysis and studies, which have been carried out in the country, which resulted to the need of hospital reforms. Furthermore the guideline provides the purpose and objectives of undertaking hospital reforms. The objectives pointed out that, regional and district hospitals will be facilitated to: Develop strategic and annual hospital plans. Establish and apply supportive, monitoring and accountability systems. Provide quality district and regional health services. establish effective governing and management bodies in line with National Guidelines. Build the capacity to strengthen hospital management and introduce effective staff management systems. Build the capacity to strengthen financial management and sound financial accounting systems. Secure funding for a sustainable rehabilitation and maintenance Programme. Put in place a sustainable rehabilitation and maintenance funding in partnership and collaboration with PORALG Moreover in chapter two the guideline points out the methods and approaches in which the reforms will be implemented. In addition to that, chapter three narrates the implementation of reforms in level I and II hospitals. The chapter emphasizes on the implementation of the agreed eight objectives. Chapter four outlines the implementation arrangement and chapter five discusses the means for monitoring and evaluation. Chapter six outlines hospital reform strategic plan and chapter seven shows the first year implementation plan. Finally, the guideline includes terms of references for hospital and financial management, which are appended as annexes.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Reforming Hospitals;Quality Health;Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Quality of Care
Health Systems > Governance & accountability
Policies, Strategies, Plans, Guidelines
Divisions: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 07:10
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2013 07:54

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