AMREF Health Africa donates telecommunications equipment

30Nov 2020
Polycarp Machira
Dodoma
The Guardian
AMREF Health Africa donates telecommunications equipment

 AMREF Health Africa Tanzania has handed over telecommunications equipment worth 62,571,429/- to the government in effort to help strengthen health sector.

The device  which include 40 laptops,40 projectors and 40 wireless internet routers were handed over to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children as well as department of health from the Office of the President Regional Administration, Local Government.

Speaking at the handover ceremony held in Dodoma, Amref Health Africa Tanzania’s representative at the event, Dr. Serafina Mkuwa said the equipment will help the Ministry of Health and PORALG to reach health workers through virtual platform with trainings and technical support in ensuring that essential health services continue to be provided even during the outbreak.

"These devices will help enable the Ministry of Health and PORALG as well as 40 health facilitiesin implementing project activities to ensure continued essential health services during pandemic" said Dr. Serafina.

She acknowledges UNICEF’s donation of these equipment  that Amref Health Africa  handed  over to the government, urging that  the equipment be disbursed to  health centers which were identified at the beginning of the project.

"It is therefore important to  ensure that devices  are used for intended purposes aimed at improving service delivery during pandemics and beyond  project lifespan" she added.

On  his part the guest of honor from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Chief Medical Officer(CMO), Prof Abel Makubi thanked Amref Health Africa - Tanzania for continuing to be a major government partner in strengthening the health sector in the country.

"The government would like to express its sincere gratitude to Amref and UNICEF for making this project possible, we believe it will be a huge help in solving the existing challenges." he said,

Amref Health Africa collaborates  with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government to ensure that the project is implemented effectively to meet the government expectations.

Amref Health Africa will focus on equipment investment while the Ministry of Health and PORALG being the main implementers so as to achieve the intended project goals. Amref Health Africa will adhere to the guidelines issued by the ministry and PORALG to ensure the compliance with national Health policies and guidelines. Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com