The Tanzania Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the President's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and other stakeholders, has embarked on a joint effort in the development of a Unified Community Health System (UCS). The effort joins all stakeholders, including partners working in health care predominantly at the community level, to have a single and comprehensive digital community health system that will have all essential components.
Since 2021, Digital Square has collaborated with the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Health to strengthen the community health system based on the Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) software.
With funding support from USAID, Digital Square worked with the Ministry of Health to strengthen the digital community health system platform functionalities and governance structure as part of Tanzania's health information system.
The UCS is built on OpenSRP. The system comprises three components: the WAJA application for community health care workers, the KITUONI application for facility health care workers, and the reporting application (In-App and dashboard) for the managerial level to provide insights and analytics of data to support decision-making.