Speaking during the opening of the training, Tanzania ambassador to Saudi Arabia Hemed Mgaza said that the participants will be trained for two days
“Apart from the training which is provided by a team of five specialists, there are also eight paediatric surgeons from various hospitals in Saudi Arabia including King Faisal Hospital who are providing services to children with special cases in a one-week camp which commenced on March 8, at the Muhimbili National Hospital,” he said.
According to him, since 2015, teams of experts from Saudi Arabia have been coming to Tanzania to provide free support covering paediatric surgeries, neurological and cardiac interventions among others.
He said that the Tanzania embassy in Saudi Arabia will continue coordinating with more teams of experts volunteering to come and provide special medical services to Tanzanians.
Chief Medical Officer Prof Mohammed Bakari expressed the government’s gratitude to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its continued support in the health sector.
“The government has a great role and is real determined to improve the provision of specialised care in the country while enhancing medical specialists trainings…With this support, we hope that our vision will be easily realised,” he said.
He also called upon Saudi Arabia investors to come and establish specialised hospitals in Tanzania so as to expand provision of quality health services in the country.
“I am quite sure that Saudi Arabia has a lot of people who are able to invest in the health sector, coordinate such efforts and come to the country, establish big hospitals to serve Tanzanians,” he added.