Insufficient access to quality primary healthcare is a major obstacle to improving patient health outcomes.
To address this complex challenge in Tanzania, an electronic Tool to Improve Quality in Health (e-TIQH) is used to allow health system managers to provide more efficient supervision and allows them to provide real-time performance feedback to the health workers in these facilities.
Supportive supervision has proven to be the most important contributing factor for improving quality of care, and the digital tool allows health managers to assess performance more accurately. With improved analysis, report generation and information sharing, e-TIQH delivers real-time evidence for health system planning and budget allocation.
e-TIQH was piloted in two districts around Ifakara before being expanded to the entire Morogoro region and an additional eight regions in Tanzania. Further roll out of e-TIQH has been handed over to the Prime Minister’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government in Tanzania.
In addition, this digital, supportive supervision tool is currently being adapted and validated for use within all public health services in Mali.
Our partners include the Ifakara Health Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.