THE HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) has entered into an agreement with the Benjamin Mkapa Foundation (BMF) to assist the former with the management of its human resources for health.
The human resources include data management staff and all Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) programme facility based staff.
Speaking in Dar es salaam over the weekend after the signing of MoU, the HJFMRI Executive Director Sally Chalamila, said that they have contracted BMF to start managing 271 contracted data clerks, data managers, regional M&E officers, Regional CQI Officers and IT officers from its Southern Highlands Programme and 83 facility based staff from the TPDF Programme.
She said the one -year contract worth more than 4.1bn/- aimed at ensuring a well-coordinated (Human Resource for Health) HRH management for productivity and effective management of the workforce component.
“With the country and the world committing to implementing a bold agenda to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, data in HIV management is key and for us we have decided to partner with BMF in strengthening the data management in our programme implementation by transitioning our data management staff and all facility based staff under the TPDF programme for a proper HRH management,” said Ms Chalamila.
Ealier, the BMF Chief Executive Officer Dr Ellen Mkondya said, her organisation has been a trusted partner in managing human for health to various implementing partner in health and it works to complement government effort to ensure allocated staff provide quality health services in the respective health facilities across the country.
“We are glad to partner with HJFMRI to support their Human Resource for Health (HRH) component and with the close collaboration we have been enjoying working with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), through the Regional and Council Health Management Teams, we are confident that we the allocated staff at the respective councils and regions we provide satisfactory services because we want to ensure the country progress toward attaining the 95, 95, 95 on HIV,” added Dr Mkondya.
HJFMRI with the support of PEPFAR through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) implements PEPFAR HIV care and treatment interventions in Rukwa, Katavi, Mbeya, Songwe and Ruvuma where they only implement Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) component.
They also work with the Tanzania Peoples Defense Force to support HIV care and treatment interventions in 21 health facilities in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.