Tanzania

Technology and transformative services can bring significant improvement in health services. The Tanzanian health system suffers from fragmentation and an inappropriate use of the referral chain. The paucity of doctors and the erratic availability of medical supplies makes the patient journey costly in terms of time and money.

Tanzania is the cradle of the development of the AfyaPro solutions. In 2006, the first implementations were done. Electricity problems wiped out a part of the efforts. As of 2008, new implementations started, especially in the Lake Zone. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health visited the Lake Zone. She was amazed of the possibilities. From that moment AfyaPro implementations have been growing in Tanzania with about 30 implementations at present. The health facilities are located in Lake Zone, Ifakara, Lindi, Mbeya, Tang, Rungwe and Dar es Salaam.