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					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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                TANNA held its leaders
                 forum on 10th -12th
LEADERS FORUM
                 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                                     14
    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
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 areas
              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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