Integrating reproductive health services in a reforming health sector: the case of Tanzania.
In 2000–2001, in Tanzania, in-depth interviews were conducted with central level stakeholders and focus group discussions held with health management staff in three regional and nine district health offices, to assess progress in the integration of reproductive health services. Respondents at all levels reported stalled integration and lack of synchronisation in the planning and management of key services. This was attributed to fear of loss of power and resources among national level managers, uncertainty as to continuation of donor support and lack of linkages with the Health Sector Reform Secretariat.
Reproductive Health Matters, 11 (21), 37-48 pp. [doi:10.1016/S0968-8080(03)02174-8]