Our Projects
Consultant: Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH), Ifakara
Funder :  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and Health Promotion & System Strengthening (HPSS) Project in Dodoma
Time Frame: December 2017 to August 2018
Site: Dodoma Region – Kongwa DC, Mpwapwa DC, Chemba DC, Kondoa DC & TC, Bahi DC, Chamwino DC and Dodoma CC
Background: Medicine use is rational when patients receive the appropriate medicines, in doses that meet their own individual requirements, for an adequate period of time, and at the lowest cost both to them and the community
Rationale: RUM reduces adverse effects, unnecessary suffering due to illness and threat of antimicrobial resistance, minimizes costs of medicines to patients, makes better use of existing resources, and ensures availability of essential medicines at all primary health care (PHC) facilities
Course Goal: To strengthen the capacity of PHC workers on clinical case management using the revised 2017 standard treatment guidelines (STGs)
Training Methodology:  Blended adult teaching and learning approaches including lecture discussions, clinical case scenarios and management algorithms, posters, individual experiences, group work, practical exercises and tests       
PHC Level

  • MO, AMO, CA, CO
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Lab Technicians
  • Community Members
District Level
  • Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs)
Regional Level
  •     Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs)
Central Govt & Others
  • Development Partners
  • Other Stakeholders
Achievements and Outcomes:
  • Developed and piloted RUM Facilitator and User Guides
  • Trained, mentored and coached 40 Trainers of Trainees (ToTs)
  • Trained 345 PHC workers
  • Improved teaching skills of ToTs
  • Significantly improved knowledge and skills of ToTs and PHC workers on the management of main diseases and conditions included in the Facilitator and User Guides
  • 314 PHC facilities (281 Dispensaries & 33 Health Centres) represented at the cascade trainings