Effects Of Political Leadership On Health Services Delivery In Tanzania: A Case of Ubungo Municipal

Ngwinye, Omary J. (2019) Effects Of Political Leadership On Health Services Delivery In Tanzania: A Case of Ubungo Municipal. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of political leadership on health services delivery in Tanzania. In order to do so, the study employed a cross section study design for this study whereby Ubungo municipality was selected purposively as the study area. The specific objectives were to examine the role of political leadership in enhancing accountability of health budget expenditure, identify the strategies political leaders use to accelerate the provision of health services in Ubungo Municipal and investigate the perception of community members regarding the influence of political leadership on health service delivery in Ubungo Municipal. The study employed three different data collection tools for this study namely questionnaire, interview and the use of secondary data, whereby a total of 400 respondents were involved. The findings of this study revealed that political leaders do not hold community meeting frequently so as community member can get direct chance to express his/her view/opinion regarding the health sector. The study recommends that an integrated political leadership approach is required to enhance health care service delivery in municipal hospitals. It is particularly important that such leadership approaches will take into account the diversity of the workforce and should be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances, thus contributing to effectiveness and efficiency in terms of health care service delivery.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 350 Public administration
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 11:23
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 11:23
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2567

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