Between 2012 and 2019, APC worked closely with a number of East African FBOs and CBOs to advance family planning in last-mile communities. Along with colleagues from these organizations and USAID, in September 2019 the project held a consultative workshop, “Voices of Experience,” to harvest the wisdom of individuals and groups working in this area and to inform new activities and possible funding going forward.
The APC project in Tanzania has provided technical and financial support to the Family Planning Unit of the Reproductive and Child Health Section of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children since 2014.
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.
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.
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.