ABOUT TANZANIA HEALTH FACILITY REGISTRY (HFR) PUBLIC PORTAL

Health Facility Registry (HFR) is an online tool to provide public access to a database of approved information about all health facilities in Mainland Tanzania. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare owns and maintains the data in the HFR database. The HFR is also the source of the Master Facility List, which is the official source of health facility information for the health care sector.

Information about health facilities are collected by a member of Council Health Management Team or the Health Management Information System focal person of each council. The information are collected using a data collection form   and Global Position System (GPS) receiver.

A member of Council Health Management Team or the Health Management Information System focal person of each council use a separate online tool, the HFR Curation Tool, to enter and edit facility data in the HFR database. All changes to the data are reviewed and approved by Department of Curative Services at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare headquarters. Once data about a facility have been approved, then facility information will be displayed in this public portal.

 Anyone may use this website to access approved data for health facilities from the HFR database. Users may search and view this information in lists and maps, and downloading the information in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format.

The HFR database includes health facilities that are currently operational, closed temporarily, closed permanently, under construction, and completed, but not yet in operation (not yet providing health services). These health facilities are categorized by type and ownership. By default the downloaded list includes only operating health facilities. Information for other health facilities may be obtained through advanced search, and then downloaded.

The HFR system is designed to improve the Master Facility List as the official source of health facility data for the health care system. The HFR and the Master Facility List are part of an integrated health information system that includes DHIS2. This integrated information system is vital to improving health care for all Tanzanians.

Please help us to improve the HFR. If you have suggestions or you notice errors in the information on this website, please provide feedback.

For any enquiries please contact us on: hfr@moh.go.tz