WHO and 11 Non – State Actors collaborate to advance well being companies in Tanzania

WHO and 11 Non – State Actors collaborate to advance well being companies in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam : The World Well being Group (WHO) has signed a 2-year lengthy memorandum of understanding (MoU) with eleven non-state actors to advance well being companies and speed up the achievement of common well being protection countrywide.

The 11 organizations embody Dar es Salaam College Faculty of Schooling (DUCE), the Catholic Reduction Companies, Medical doctors with Africa-CUAMM, Sikika and Mzumbe College, Tanzania Well being Summit, African Medical Analysis Basis (AMREF), Ifakara Well being Institute (IHI), Elevating-Up Friendship Basis (RUFFO) and the Muhimbili College of Well being and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Talking on the signing, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses’, the Nation Consultant at WHO indicated that, by way of these collaborative MOUs, WHO goal to foster a stronger partnership with non-state actors in Tanzania. He famous that these partnerships will allow Tanzania to leverage the experience, assets, and networks of those organizations to handle the well being challenges confronted by the nation. 

“The signing of the MOU is right this moment however the work begins now. By working collectively, I’m assured that we will obtain better impression and make vital strides in the direction of bettering the well being and well-being of the Tanzanian inhabitants.”, he added.

The signing of the MoUs was exceptional in initiating an enormous step in Tanzania, the place the essential function of partnership to the general well being for all agenda can’t be overemphasized. Presently, there are quite a lot of non-state actors supporting the well being sector and this requires sturdy coordination to advertise good governance-accountability and transparency of NGOs’ visibility and strengthen useful resource mobilization, useful resource mapping and useful resource monitoring. 

In attendance have been, Mr Ambele Mwakilango, the Nationwide Public Well being Laboratory supervisor from the Ministry of Well being, The Chair of the Growth Companions Well being group (DPG H), Mr Matthew Cogan and Rachel Chagonja, chairperson of the Nationwide Council of Non-Authorities Organizations (NaCONGO).

They collectively emphasised the essential function that NGOs play in delivering healthcare companies. And additional famous the relevance of this partnership as this leverages the experience, assets, and networks of the organizations with a shared dedication to strengthening well being techniques and addressing the well being challenges the nation faces.

“We consider NSA-H who obtained this chance to signal an MOU with WHO will proceed to align with Well being Sector Priorities. I need to encourage our profitable NSAs to succeed in our communities and collaborate with different NGOs as nicely to realize excessive impression in our well being system.”, Mr Ambele Mwakilango, the Nationwide Public Well being Laboratory supervisor.

The 11 NSAs expressed their gratitude to WHO for introducing this initiative and this collaboration and affirmed their utmost privilege to be a part of the non-state actors’ group to advance well being companies in the neighborhood. 

For them, “this isn’t solely a testomony to their imaginative and prescient and fervour to see the well being for all agenda obtain but additionally leveraging this partnership will rework many lives, promote healthcare entry and enhance the general well-being of the individuals in Tanzania, ”.  Prof. Apolinary Kamuhabwa MUHAS Vice-Chancellor.

The signing of the MOU with the 11 non-state actors was the ultimate course of following the expression of curiosity launched in December 2022 in Nationwide Newspapers. Out of 46 submissions, 11 have been chosen after a rigorous part course of and the FENSA course of for every of those NSAs was performed as mandated by the World Well being Meeting in 2016.

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