Zanzibar, UNICEF Sign Sh32.3 Billion Contract to Improve Health Services

UNICEF, Zanzibar Ministry of Health and UNICEF have signed an agreement to improve the healthcare system through the “Tanzania Maternal and Child Health Investment Program (TMCHIP)” funded by the World Bank. The TMCHIP spanning from 2023-2027 embodies a collective commitment to enhancing the quality of health services for the people of Zanzibar and the entire Government of Tanzania. Minister for Health Mr. Nassor Ahmed Mazrui said the project also seeks to improve the availability and application of Electronic Systems in Healthcare, promoting User-Friendly Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents and Youths, and improving community involvement and engagement in Healthcare Provision. UNICEF Representative to Tanzania, Ms. Elke Wisch said that UNICEF will support the provision of essential medicines and nutrition commodities, medical equipment for rehabilitated health facilities, vehicles for the Department of Preventive Services and the Project Coordination Team as well as ICT equipment and networking for 52 Primary Health Care Unit Pluses (PHCU+) and 90 Primary Health Care Units (PHCU). UNICEF is committed to providing support in procurement capacities within the Ministry of Health especially in the Central Medical Store to improve procurement processes for better service delivery.

Source: The Citizen

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