KUWAIT: Tanzania is eager to tap into the Kuwaiti experience of providing optimum health services to the general public, said Tanzanian Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu yesterday. This goal of providing up-to-snuff health care to Tanzanian citizens can be achieved by having Tanzanian health providers get appropriate training in their respective fields of medicine in Kuwaiti hospitals and specialized clinics, said the minister, according to a statement issued by the Kuwaiti embassy in Tanzania.
The minister expressed this view during a meeting she had earlier yesterday with the Kuwaiti ambassador to Tanzania Jassim Al-Najim. She further advocated inviting Kuwaiti medical teams to treat patients and perform delicate operations in Tanzanian hospitals and medical centers. On a related note, she subscribed to the notion of having bilateral exchanges in expertise in the field of social development, particularly on issues dealing with improving the status of women in society which she felt Kuwait has made impressive strides in.
Minister Ummy Mwalimu applauded the work of Kuwaiti charities that have focused on the health and social development sectors in her country. Last March, the health minister attended the opening of a workshop, organized by the Kuwaiti embassy in Tanzania, at which the embassy delivered a sizable number of sewing machines to indigent Tanzanian families. —KUNA