14 December 2012

Tanzania: NGO Donates Medical Equipment Worth Sh170 Million to Centre

PLAN International has donated medical equipment worth 170m/- to the Ilemela Municipal Council in Mwanza.

Handing over the equipments to the Sangabuye Health Centre recently, the Acting Ilemela Municipal Council's Director Peniel, Titus, thanked the donors for such a great assistance. "These equipments have not been given to serve interests of the minorities.

They should be used for the intended objectives", she said. She noted that the equipments will facilitate community health workers and peer educators in accomplishing their duties. Peniel said that the hand over involved 1212 bicycles which will be distributed to the Ilemela district.

Some bicycles, umbrellas and bags were handed over to community health workers and peer educators in Sangabuye ward to serve local health communities. She said that the equipment is a support from Plan International through maternal, new born and child health project that has diligently fought to reduce mother-child and new born mortality in Mwanza and Rukwa regions.

The Acting director called on health service providers to educate the community on maternal, new born and child health and encourage men and women to reduce deaths. Sangabuye clinical officer Mr Charles Marwa hailed Plan International for refurbishing and constructing surgery building.

He thanked Plan International for providing transport to the centre, including tri-cycle ambulance and boat which will help those who live in Bezi Island. He noted that all these efforts are expected to reduce maternal, new born and child health in Ilemela district, calling upon government to support such efforts.

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