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Table 2 Actors and their roles in the training of doctors in Tanzania

From: Public private partnership in the training of doctors after the 1990s’ health sector reforms: the case of Tanzania

Actor Role(s)
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MHEST) ▪ Oversees and coordinates the training of medical doctors
▪ Regulates the medical training at the universities
▪ Participates in curriculum development for medical training
▪ Provides loans and grants to medical students
▪ Pays tuition fees to selected students in both the public and private universities
▪ Provides subsidies to public universities
Ministry of Health (MoH) ▪ Oversees and coordinate internship programme
▪ Participates in curriculum development for medical training
Ministry of Finance (MoF) ▪ Overall financer of the government budget in the public sector
▪ Responsible for the budget for loans and grants
Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMORALG) ▪ Grants permission and support to lower cadres (Clinical Officers, Assistant Medical Officers) who want to join medical schools
▪ Facilitates and coordinate the use of public health facilities for training by both the public and private institutions at the regional, municipal, and district levels
Public-owned Medical Universities ▪ Selects and admits medical students
▪ Trains medical students
▪ In collaboration with MHEST and MoH prepares and reviews curriculum for medical training
Private-owned Medical Universities ▪ Selects and admits medical students
▪ Trains medical students
▪ In collaboration with MHEST and MoH prepares and reviews curriculum for medical training