She delivered the speech at a symposium during a high-level meeting on China-Africa health cooperation, which took place between Aug. 17 and Aug. 19 in Beijing.
Mwalimu said that pharmaceutical products from China in 2017 accounted for almost 25 percent of the total pharmaceutical imports in Tanzania.
One of the outcomes of the cooperation between China and Tanzania in pharmaceuticals over past years is that Tanzanian people can buy medicine at a lower price.
“The price of health commodities has been reduced by about 40 percent," she said.
"For example, we used to buy some medicine, let's say one dose for $1,000. Right now, since we have decided to buy directly from Chinese manufacturers, we get it for $600."
The time spent on delivering of health commodities has been reduced, too.
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