Challenges of Government Health Services to Elderly People in Tanzania: The Case of Kinondoni and Ilala District Councils

Abdu, Ibrahim Chande (2018) Challenges of Government Health Services to Elderly People in Tanzania: The Case of Kinondoni and Ilala District Councils. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the challenges of government health services to Elderly People in Tanzania: The objectives of the study included; i) To examine the government financing for health facilities to elderly people needs in Mwananyamala (Kinondoni) and Amana (Ilala) hospitals in Dar es Salaam, ii) To find out the effect of health policy on the satisfaction of the elderly in Mwananyamala (Kinondoni) and Amana (Ilala) hospitals in Dar es Salaam, iii) To investigate the efficiency of health services provided by government health facilities and their satisfaction to elderly in Mwananyamala (Kinondoni) and Amana (Ilala) hospitals in Dar es Salaam. The study employed a case study design and a sample of 100 respondents involving older people, social workers, doctors and nurses were involved. In terms of sampling procedure, simple random sampling and purposive sampling were used. Simple random sampling was adopted to select older people who visited public hospitals while purposive sampling was used to get doctors, nurses and social workers. Data from questionnaires and interviews was analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Quantitative data were extracted while qualitative data were subjected to content analysis, while, classified and computed using SPSS into frequencies and percentages, and presented in tables and figures. The study revealed that, 58% of the elderly people said that medicines are expensive. This intimates that there is high scarcity of medicines for elderly people in the government health facilities who are exempted to pay, this was due to Government very low financing budget for the health services. 60% 0f the elderly people they don‟t know about the current healthy policy. This was due to lack access to vital information regarding health services offered on their privileges.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 16:55
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 16:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2049

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