TrainSMART and Other Innovative Training Models in Tanzania

Tanzania is in the process of adopting TrainSMART, a database system created by I-TECH, to track health care worker training, and working to integrate TrainSMART with the national Human Resource Information System (HRIS).

Once fully integrated, the TrainSMART system will help to ensure a strong and sustainable national health care system. Other initiatives are aimed at integrating training on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), Quality Improvement, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), family planning, and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) into new and existing pre-service training programs and teaching materials.

I-TECH has also worked to strengthen distance education programs for health care workers, including integrating the use of mobile technology (tablets) and eLearning for the MOHCDGEC Clinical Assistant to Clinical Officer upgrading program.