Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

13 December 2012

Tanzania: Kairuki Hospital Gets New CD4 Count Machine

THE Management and Development for Health organization (MDH) has donated a CD 4 Count machine worth 60m/- to Dr Hubert Kairuki Memorial Hospital in order to strengthen the campaign against HIV/ AIDS.

Speaking during the hand over ceremony in Dar es Salaam, the MDH Director General, Dr Guerino Chalamila, said that the donation would go hand in hand with the staff's training on how to use the machine. "This is just the beginning. We shall keep on supporting both private and public hospitals, to promote health services in the country," he said.

He added that the machine would be under the supervision of MDH until 2015 when the hospital will take the total control of the machine, saying the goal of the supervision is to facilitate the hospital staff offer health services in accordance to the international standard.

"The organization's new approach is to study the demands of a hospital first before offering the medical equipments," he said. Dr Chalamila, whose organization carries out its activities jointly with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR) of US, said his organization was also planning to provide some health centres with HIV/AIDS check up machines.

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