Assessment of barriers to accessing health services for disadvantaged adolescents in Tanzania.
This report was developed with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to the strategic programming needs for adolescent health as defined by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, in the United Republic of Tanzania. Additionally, the assignment was conducted to pilot the draft WHO handbook for conducting an adolescent health services barriers assessment (AHSBA), with a focus on disadvantaged adolescents, developed in 2018. The handbook is one manifestation of WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019–2023 on reducing barriers to health services on the path to universal health coverage. The pilot is intended to inform broader assessments of barriers to health services and work done on integration of equity, gender and human rights into policies and programming in the United Republic of Tanzania and beyond.