By Moshi Shabani
Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has received 227.76bn/- from Health Basket Fund from Denmark for improving various health projects in Tanzania.
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony in Dar e Salaam today, Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya said the money will be allocated directly to the health centers purposely for improvement of health services.
"The fund we have received today will be useful in vaccination services, but also will be used in reducing deaths of pregnancy mother and children under five years," he said.
According to Dr. Ulisubisya, 90 percent of the fund will be directly sent to the health centers in Municipal level, while the rest 10 percent will be used for various activities in improving the health services in Tanzania.
Dr. Ulisubisya said among the activities including improving health infrastructure in different dispensary and Health centers allocated across the country.
“With this fund, our specialists will be capable to provide emergency surgery services for pregnancy woman, and injured people in different accidents,” he said.
Danish Ambassador to Tanzania Einar Hebogård Jensen said Sweden supports various development projects including those of health, but also maintain sustainable relationship between the two countries.