20 September 2019
THET is pleased to announce that with the generous funding of the Exthos Foundation, we will be partnering with the University of Surrey to conduct a scoping study on ethical and respectful care in Tanzania.
From the limited number of studies that have been undertaken on ethical and respectful care in Tanzania, it has been found that some health professionals implement unethical practices while dispensing their duties and that some have limited knowledge on ethical codes of conduct.
This nine-month project will allow us to generate important insights on constructive interventions with a view to promoting and sustaining respectful care from healthcare professionals, with an initial focus on primary and secondary maternity care.
Through interviewing healthcare workers, patients and caregivers, we will gather evidence on the positive and challenging aspects of respectful and ethical care in primary and secondary maternity care in the Tanzanian Health System. We will collect data from two health centres (one rural and one urban) and two hospitals (one regional and one district) on women utilising maternity services. Following this, we will develop a set of recommendations for the Tanzanian Government on educational, research-based and organisational strategies to promote and improve the standard of ethical and respectful care provided to patients and care-givers using health facilities.
For further information about THET’s work in Tanzania please contact our Country Coordinator, Linnet Griffith-Jones.