PUBLICATION | 2015
A Campaign To End The 2012 Doctors’ Strike In Tanzania And Ensure Citizens’ Access To Quality Health Care
By Julie Tumbo, Ben Awinda, and Rhonda Schlangen
In 2012 and 2013, a broad coalition of civil society organizations and citizens banded together in a high-risk effort to end a labor impasse between doctors and the government that had dire consequences for people who could not access the health care they needed. Advocacy inherently revolves around disputes about whether the change being sought is legitimate, how it is to be achieved, and who benefits. In this case study, the change being sought was an end to a doctors’ strike that left patients without public medical care and illuminated the structural weaknesses in Tanzania’s health care system. The case study is available in Kiswahili and English, in full text and graphic formats.