“Sikkika” formerly known as Youth Action Volunteers, is a Tanzanian CSO founded in 1999.  The organization focuses on health advocacy, and has been working on health and budget issues since 2005.  Sikika’s overall vision is a Tanzania where healthy and responsible citizens enjoy equitable, affordable, and quality health services as their basic right. Sikika empowers citizens to interact with health service providers through enhancing active community engagement, transparency and accountability within the district health systems. Sikika also works with Parliament and key central Ministries to influence the national health plans and budgets. Read Sikika’s Profile


  • Irenei Kiria Executive Director
More info
  • http://www.sikika.or.tz
  • Dar es Salaam: +255 22 26 663 55 | +255 22 26 663 57
    Dodoma: +255 26 23 213 07 | +255 26 232 131 65
  • Dar es Salaam: +255 22 26 680 15
  • Waverley Street, off Tunisia Road
    Ada Estate, House No 69
    P.O.Box 12183
    Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam
    House number 340
    Kilimani area
Area of Expertise

Sikika is a non-governmental organisation that works to improve governance, transparency and accountability within the health and HIV/AIDS sector in Tanzania. In the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, Sikika covers Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Manyara, Singida and Coastal Regions
Sikika thrives to achieve the following objectives:

  • Advocacy and analysis on Health and HIV & AIDS Governance and Financing, Human Resources for Health and Availability of Medicines and Supplies
  • Citizens and service providers’ engagement on Social Accountability Monitoring


    Major Current Activities

  • Sikika's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative. • Conducting analysis of health and HIV/AIDS sector budgets in order to assess if allocations are according to plans, policies and priorities • Conducting analysis of how the oversight bodies at central and district level perform and provide recommendations for improvement. • Conducting analysis of health sector budget, plans and expenditure reports regarding Human Resources for Health. • Conducting annual HRH deployment and retention monitoring surveys to gather information and advocate for equity in distribution and retention at all levels. • Conduct analysis on citizens’ satisfaction with health workers adherence to ethics (corruption, language, case mismanagement) • Monitor availability of selected types of medicines and supplies at health facilities • Monitor transparency in the procurement and distribution of medicines and supplies, health and HIV &AIDS plans and budgets