Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program (CHSSP)
Through the Community Health and Social Welfare System Strengthening Program (CHSSP) in Tanzania (2014-2019), we strive to create an enabling environment where government and civil society are confident, efficient, and equipped with appropriate skillsets to design, manage, implement, and monitor high-quality health and social service programming. We partner with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. on the USAID/PEPFAR funded program.
We work with the Government of Tanzania to expand the social welfare workforce with a special emphasis on communities. 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.
We have also led efforts to develop a comprehensive referral and linkages system, the National Integrated Case Management System of NICMS. The NICMS connects and coordinates all service providers working with children across the different sectors of HIV/health, protection, and social welfare. It supports the Government of Tanzania to implement a harmonized approach to case management that will reach national scope.
CHSSP is implemented in high HIV-prevalence districts across Tanzania.