9 December 2012

Tanzania: Korean Volunteers to Hand Over Improved Health Centres

THE Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will hand over three improved health centres to the government of Tanzania on Tuesday.

Events to mark the completion of the project that covered diagnostic service improvement in three health centres in Dar es Salaam will take place at Mnazi Mmoja, Mbagala Rangitatu, and Sinza health centres respectively.

KOICA Programme Officer, Lee Haena said that the support is the result of continuous collaborative efforts between KOICA and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in an effort to provide better environment of health and medical treatment in Tanzania.

In a statement issued by KOICA in Dar es Salaam, President Jakaya Kikwete is expected to be the chief guest at the handing over ceremony. Others in attendance will be the Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Tanzania, Mr Il Chung, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi and KOICA Resident Representative (Tanzania Office) Mr Seungbeom Kim.

Others will include the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Meck Sadick, District Commissioners, municipal mayors, district medical officers for Ilala, Temeke and Kinondoni. In 2010, KOICA donated ambulances to Mnazi Mmoja, Mbagala Rangitatu, Sinza and Londo, (Lindi Rural) health centres.

Currently seven volunteers are serving in different places in Tanzania working at these health centres. They visit and treat patients who have difficulty visiting health centres.

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