Improve maternal health care and HIV-related services (phase II)
The program reduced maternal and neonatal mortality by means of providing poor pregnant women with a full health insurance cover from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) from their first ante-natal care check for up to six months after delivery. The project also payed enrolment fees of decentralized Community Health Funds (CHF) for the family members of the main beneficiary. CHFs provided a basic benefits package which allowed accessing primary care services.
Against the backdrop of Tanzanias move towards universal health coverage (UHC), a secondary objective of the demand-side financing project was to familiarize health providers with claims processes, to enable them to prevent stock outs by utilizing additional income generated through project beneficiaries, and to improve quality of care in general. Within the project NHIFs internal systems, including IT, was also strengthened.