TANZANIA NATIONAL NURSES
ASSOCIATION
(TANNA)
TANNA REPORT
ANNUAL NETWORK MEETING
MBABANE SWAZILAND
12TH – 13TH FEBRUARY 2010
By Romana Sanga
TANNA - Executive Secretary
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Introduction
Background
• Tanzania is a United Republic of two countries –
Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar
• There are union matters and non-union matters;
health is not a union matter hence our association
is for the Tanzania Mainland only.
• Nurses association was established in Tanzania on
29th November 1971 which was known as
Tanzania Registered Nurses Association
(TARENA)
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Introduction cont’d
• In 2005 the constitution was reviewed and our
association changed to Tanzania National
Nurses Association (TANNA) and this has
enabled the involvement of not just registered
nurses but also all enrolled nurses throughout
the country
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Introduction
• Currently TANNA has a total of 8,500
members out of 22,000 Enrolled and
Registered nurses
• The Association has a total of 29 Regional
Branches
• TANNA operates and is guided by its
constitution which was adopted after it was
established in 2005.
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Political and Social Events
Annual General Meeting in April 2009
Various nursing stakeholders supported this
meeting financially. These were individuals
and organizations from both private and public
sectors.
Enabled nurse’s, both members and non
members, to participate and share the views on
the nursing profession and challenges they face
in providing services to the community.
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Political and Social Events
International Nurses Day
 The International Nurses Day was
commemorated successfully nationally in Dar
Es Salaam and in all Regional branches and
hospitals across the country
 TANNA invited the Prime Minister,
Honorable Peter Kayanza Mizengo Pinda,
(MP) as Guest of Honor for the occasion.
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Political and Social Events
International Nurses Day cont’d
In his speech he urged nurses to abide to the
nursing ethics and promised to support nurses.
In cerebrating the Nurses Day, TANNA held a
four day exhibition which involved nurses
from Dar es Salaam showing nurse activities
and services to the clients.
The exhibitions gave TANNA the opportunity
to be better known by the public at large.
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LEADERS FORUM
TANNA held its leaders
forum on 10th -12th
December 2009
Three representatives from
28 Regional TANNA
Branches attended the
meeting. These were the
chairpersons, secretaries and
treasurers
The forum aimed to explore
the challenges facing
TANNA and nursing
profession
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Country’s Economy and its Impact
to Health
Positive impact:
• Improving infrastructure for easy access to health
facilities etc
• Construction of health facilities for each village to
serve the public
• Ensuring availability of drugs in all health
facilities
• Implementing policies that emphasized on
reducing mortality rates especially Maternal and
Child Mortality Rates
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Country’s economy and its impact
to health
• Implementing policies that put emphasis on the
fight against malaria, ITN especially for
hospitalized mothers and infants
• Provision of Ambulances for many District
hospitals
• Provision of mobile free services for testing
HIV/AIDS
• Provision of free ARV for victims of HIV/AIDS
• Increasing enrollment of more nurse students in
order to tackle acute shortage of nurses in the
country.
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Country’s Economy and its Impact to
Health
Negative impact
• Health facilities experience acute shortages of
human resources
• Power shortage has had serious impact on the
provision of services in all health facilities.
• Due to shortage of funds some health facilities
are non operational
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Challenges to Nursing
65% Shortages health professionals at facility
level which is more severe in rural areas.
Demand of quality health services against the
limited resources
Professional nurses mobilization from within
the country and outside the country
Epidemiological change of diseases
contribute to challenges for nursing services,
for example HIV /AIDS pandemic, T.B,
malaria and others.
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Challenges to Nursing
Negative public image towards services
provided by nurses
Low pay of nurses compared to other
professions
Insufficient lobbying skills
Insufficient working tools
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TANNA Activities
Implemented TANNA needs assessment, to get
views from TANNA how to strengthen
TANNA
The outcome of the assessment made it
possible to design a work plan which will
enable the establishment of those activities.
Mobile libraries that funded by ICN and
operated in the refugee camps were placed
under the government-owned schools of
nursing
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Future planned activities for
TANNA
Training on lobbying skills
Implement a positive working environment
campaigns.
Continuing education at working place
Screening programmes for diabetics etc
Promote practice in research standards
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Mission and Vision of our
Association
Vision
A national leading and reputable
Nursing/Midwifery professional group for
excellence in Nursing education, research,
Nursing/midwifery practice and other health
service delivery (TANNA Strategic Plan,
2006)
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Mission and vision of your association
Mission
The Association is dedicated to promote
competencies among the Nurses and Midwives
for quality provision of nursing, midwifery and
other
health
services
nationally
and
internationally using its well- equipped and highly
motivated regional branches.
Taking a wide look around at what’s going on
outside the Association and how it might affect
the professional Association
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Categories of Nurses in Tanzania
There are 8,850 Registered Nurses i.e. nurses
with educational level of diploma and degrees
 There are 14,454 Enrolled Nurses. These are
nurses with certificate level of education
All are legible to be members of the
association
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TANNA Branches and TANNA
members
TANNA Branches
 There are 29 branches in all regions and
national and referral hospitals.
TANNA members
 TANNA has a total of 8,500 but only about
3,500 members are active.
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International Affiliations
• ICN in collaboration with UHCR and MERK
has been working with the project of Mobile
Library which introduced 37 libraries in phases
• SANNAM- collaborates with SANNAM in
Research proposals of HIV and AIDS in
Tanzania, holding meetings and sharing health
related issues and challenges.
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International Affiliations
ECSACON - in meeting presentations of issues in
nursing particularly HIV and AIDS.
Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNA)
Supported TANNA in 1995 purchasing an office
vehicle and office building, but currently those
properties are worn out.
CNF – In 2009 Successfully conducted a workshop
in Dar-Es-Salaam on infection control.
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National and International
Affiliations
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Recognizes the Association and has supported
it in paying the annual fees for its membership
in International organizations i.e. ICN,
ECSACON and SANNAM
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Experiences on SANNAM
• The majority of TANNA members are not
aware of SANNAM.
• However current leaders have been active in
the activities of SANNAM and have
continuously been sensitizing them to TANNA
members in various meetings.
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TANNA legal standing:
Strategic plan and constitution
• TANNA members are all licensed by the
Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council which
is statutory organization regulating the nursing
and midwifery professions
• TANNA is registered by the Registrar of
Associations.
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Source of in come
Membership fees and subscription
Fund raising programs
Donation, gift and grants
Subsidies from the Government
Loan from any financial institution
Sale of Association assets
Any other sources as authorized by the
TANNA leadership
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The Major Challenges in the
Sustainability of our Association
Poor communication due to inadequate funds
Lack of full time administrative staff to all
levels of TANNA leadership structure.
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Challenges in the Sustainability of
Association
Negative public image towards nurses
Low number of TANNA members
Insufficiency training and lobbying skills to
TANNA leaders
Insufficiency funds to promote quality nursing
services to improve positive image to the
public
Insufficient incentives to retain/attract nurses
in their working places particularly in rural
areas
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Way forward
Sensitize more nurses to join TANNA
Improve communication
Employ permanent staff to the National
TANNA headquarters
In service Training
Find ways to improve income generating
activities for nurses
Considering making the association a union
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