Enhancing Clinical and Social Data Collection Mechanisms for CCBRT’s Fistula Programme

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July 2020 to December 2020



Thematic Area?



Health Informatic Management System & unit computers

Enhancing Clinical and Social Data Collection Mechanisms for CCBRT’s Fistula Programme

Scale up project tailoring fistula modules within the hospital’s Health Information Management System (HMIS) in order to garner clinical and social data. In Tanzania up to 3000 women each year develop fistula, this project aims to reduce barriers and facilitate the provision of life-changing services to vulnerable women affected by the condition.

Challenges to address

Obstetric fistula is prevalent in areas like Tanzania, where women have little to no access to basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care. The problem is lack of quality fistula programme data for analysis, reporting and decision making at CCBRT Hospital.


Collecting data for patients undergoing surgery and rehabilitation is critically important to providing the highest quality care to patients. In addition to treating patients who find their way to CCBRT, accurate data on the prevalence of fistula in Tanzania will allow CCBRT’s fistula outreach teams to travel to the regions most affected to recruit women living with obstetric fistula for treatment.

The project’s main objective is to enhance the fistula programme’s data collection system through capacity building of data collectors and users (i.e doctors, nurses & programme team), aligning of data management processes and improving the data collection platform (CCBRT’s Hospital Management Information System) for the fistula programme.


CCBRT, a hospital located in Dar es Salaam, works to prevent disability, provide affordable medical and rehabilitative services, and aid empowerment of people with disabilities and their families. CCBRT is the leading provider of fistula surgeries in Tanzania, performing more than 700 fistula surgeries per year.