Programs

APHFTA offers the following programs

Public Private Mix for Tuberculosis

By equipping private health facilities with Gene Expert Machines and training healthcare workers, APHFTA is increasing access to TB diagnostic services.

Smaller facilities are engaged in sample collection, transportation, and patient referrals to ensure comprehensive care. Leveraging its experience, APHFTA is poised to lead TB program implementation across Tanzania.

Malaria Project

Supported by UKAID through Comic Relief and GSK, APHFTA is executing a 4-year, GBP 1.2 million malaria control project (2017-2020) in Geita region.

The project aims to reduce malaria prevalence. Key interventions include enhancing facility-based malaria case management, training healthcare providers on national guidelines, and improving diagnostic quality.

Health Sector Support Program (HSSP)

With financial backing from DANIDA, APHFTA is advancing Public-Private Partnerships to enhance health outcomes in Tanzania.

This initiative has enabled over 400 private health facilities to deliver public health services nationwide, including RCH, HIV/AIDS, and malaria care, under service level agreements (SLAs) with local councils.

Quality Improvement Program

Since 2009, APHFTA has implemented Quality Improvement Programs, establishing a dedicated department and partnering with PharmAccess International to introduce the ‘SafeCare’ model.

With financial support from PharmAccess, APHFTA rolled out this program to over 450 PHFs nationwide.

Additionally, APHFTA developed its own quality improvement system, AFYA STEPS, which serves as a training tool to mentor and coach facilities through their quality improvement journey.

MNCH projects

APHFTA enhances the quality of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) services by addressing identified gaps in targeted areas. The program includes capacity building for clinicians and nurses in Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC).

Participating health facilities receive essential equipment for labor and delivery, newborn resuscitation, and weight and height measurement for adults and children, ensuring improved MNCH service delivery.

Family Planning

APHFTA’s Family Planning Project, known as the Smart Filling Project, operates in 150 private health facilities across four zones in Tanzania Mainland. This initiative aims to enhance healthcare workers’ capacity to deliver quality, integrated, and sustainable family planning services.

It also focuses on creating linkages to other services and increasing demand for and utilization of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services through Community Health Workers (CHWs) within the APHFTA network.

Capacity Building project-HBB and HMS

APHFTA is dedicated to improving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) services by addressing quality gaps in targeted areas. The initiative includes capacity building for clinicians and nurses in Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC).

Participating health facilities are provided with essential equipment such as delivery kits, delivery beds, newborn resuscitation tools, and weight and height scales for both adults and children, ensuring comprehensive support during labor, delivery, and neonatal care.