Skilled human resources are the backbone of any well-performing health system. In low- and middle-income countries with increasing health needs, an acute shortage of qualified and adequately trained healthcare workers is further straining the healthcare system.
The Ifakara-based Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH) is one of the Novartis Foundation’s earliest programs, addressing this shortage of human resources. The goal for TTCIH was to become an autonomous, self-reliant social enterprise, providing high quality training, services and facilities for healthcare professionals. While it is based in rural Tanzania, its programs now benefit healthcare systems across Africa and beyond.
Apart from being a funding partner, the Novartis Foundation has played a key role in bringing corporate expertise in areas such as business management, financial analysis, marketing and human resources that are helping TTCIH become a stronger sustainable social enterprise.
With expanded course offerings, the institute now generates sufficient revenues to support its existing operations.
Our partners include the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania.