Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program

We support national-level collaboration, leadership and capacity building in social welfare and protection to increase access to and quality of services for people living with HIV, adolescent girls and young women, and vulnerable children and their families.

Funder

JSI LEAD, USAID FUNDER

Location

TANZANIA

Dates

2014 - 2020

We strive to create an enabling environment where government and civil society are confident, efficient, and equipped with the skills to design, manage, implement, and monitor high-quality health and social welfare programming in Tanzania. Led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), the Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program (CHSSP) is national in scope and implemented in high HIV-prevalence districts across Tanzania. CHSSP supports the Government of Tanzania’s HIV response by engaging community and facility-based providers in a system with wrap around health, protection, and social welfare services. To better support the health and social welfare system in Tanzania, we led efforts to develop a comprehensive, HIV-sensitive referral and linkages system, the National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS). Finalized in 2017, the NICMS standardizes care and protection for most vulnerable children and their families. We work with the Government of Tanzania to support the NICMS by:

  • Connecting and coordinating all service providers working with children across the health, protection, and social welfare sectors
  • Supporting national-level collaboration, leadership, capacity building, and expansion of the social welfare workforce to increase access to and quality of services for people living with HIV, adolescent girls and young women, and vulnerable children and their families
  • Ensuring our harmonized approach to case management facilitates comprehensive referral and linkages across health and social welfare providers, thus ensuring that vulnerable populations, and especially children, receive the services they need