Supporting high-quality, accessible, and sustainable health services in Tanzania
Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the government of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, to deliver comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. THPS’s core focus is on strengthening the national health system, and specifically the structures responsible for budgeting, planning, implementing, and monitoring health and social services. THPS was formed in 2011 by technical staff who previously had worked within ICAP at Columbia University as part of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) five-year strategy, which called for PEPFAR-funded HIV activities to transition from international organizations engaged in an emergency response to the epidemic, to local indigenous partners leading sustainable country programs. From October 2013 THPS won a funding opportunity to become a direct recipient of USG funding after working in Pwani and Mtwara under ICAP sub agreement for two years. THPS has just started implementing the five years program (2013-18) aimed at providing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Pwani, Mtwara, Kigoma regions and Zanzibar in October 2013.
The vision of Tanzania Health Promotion Support is a healthy Tanzanian society, in which every individual has an equal opportunity to access high-quality health services.
The mission of Tanzania Health Promotion Support is to promote and support the Tanzanian Government to provide equitable access to high-quality, accessible, and sustainable health services by strengthening health systems, in partnership with communities, local government authorities, central government ministries, departments and agencies (MDA’s) private sector and non‐governmental organizations