Tanzania Human Resource (THRP) Program
A strong Human Resources Information System (HRIS) helps health sector leaders quickly answer the key policy questions affecting health care service delivery. The strength of an HRIS does not depend on technology but on its ability to generate information that is accurate, timely, and adaptable to address new health workforce issues. When quality data and effective reporting are in place, leaders can better understand the current workforce and plan for recruitment, training and retention. HRIS can be used to inform and cost strategic plans, maintain up-to-date professional registries, remove workers from the payroll when they are no longer employed, address recruitment bottlenecks, support improved service delivery and more.
APHFTA has engaged its 10 facilities in helping the Tanzania government to have actual statistics of its health workers nationally. The Program known as Tanzania Human Resource Project has been running at the facilities for a second year now and the fruitful of it has been shown already. Earlier, it wasn’t possible to even know the number of staff that a facility have. However, with the integration of the Human Resource Management Program now the facilities can have access to their Human Resource database and get whatever information they require with a click. This in the long run will also help the nation at large to know how many health workers it has and also plan accordingly.
A number of user training has been conducted at all the facilities that do have the THRP system. Below is a picture of the users undergoing personal training on usage of the system.