Project Highlight

Since 2012, the APC project has provided global leadership and support to 22 countries to overcome barriers to accessing voluntary family planning by strengthening community-based service delivery systems. APC’s community-based FP achievements are rooted in tailored, flexible approaches to meet the range and diversity of challenges across and within countries.


APC performed a review of Tanzania's National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (NFPCIP) to analyze challenges, lessons learned, and inform planning for the NFPCIP II.

CIDR and its local partner organization, Health Insurance Management Services Organization (HIMSO), will implement a scaling up of the already existing program, known as Community Health Insurance Fund (CHIF), from two to four districts in the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. This will be accomplished by mobilizing private sector support, creating a Community Health Fund user Association (CHFuA) in each district, and building the capacity of HIMSO in technical and management capacities.

Country Profile

The Tanzania country profile provides an overview of the community health system in Tanzania according to the most up-to-date policies available.

Azalia has worked in his role as premium collector for 13 years, a role that involves not just collecting premiums, but also educating villagers about the CHF and the value in joining.

Winfrida Visulo has worked as midwife and nurse manager at the Itepula Dispensary in Mbozi district for 16 years.

Tumpe Mwakasungula has worked as a nurse midwife for 16 years in the Masukulu community of the Rungwe district and enjoys serving in the community.

Edson Timothy Mwakanyamale was active in volunteer and administrative economic activities for many years in the Busokelo district before the village elected him to serve as chairperson of the Community Health Fund Users Association (CHFuA) six months ago.

Leah Mwakinyuke always knew she wanted to be a nurse. She worked hard to overcome barriers to achieve her dream.


In 2015, the Government of Tanzania launched a process to design a new community-based health program. To support implementation of the new strategy and program, APC partnered with the JSI-led Community Health Systems Strengthening (CHSS) Project and the firm Matchboxology to pilot a human centered design approach to inform national policy and program development.