Tanzania earmarks Tsh. 467 billion to the health sector amid Covid-19 pandemic

Mr Abel Makubi, Tanzania's Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children

Mr Makubi told a press conference in Dodoma that part of the funds will be used for the intensification of vaccinations against COVID-19 aimed at reaching the country’s set target of vaccinating 60 per cent of its population of about 60 million

By The Weekly Vision Online

Tanzanian health authorities have announced that the government has earmarked 466.78 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 202 million U.S. dollars) for strengthening the health sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abel Makubi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, said the funds were part of the 567.25 million U.S. dollars approved in September by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF approved the funds in emergency financial assistance to Tanzania under the Rapid Credit Facility and Rapid Financing Instrument to support the authorities’ efforts in responding to the pandemic by addressing the urgent health, humanitarian, and economic costs.

Mr Makubi told a press conference in Dodoma that part of the funds will be used for the intensification of vaccinations against COVID-19 aimed at reaching the country’s set target of vaccinating 60 per cent of its population of about 60 million. He said the funds will also be used to strengthen emergency services in public hospitals, including improving intensive unit care services. The official said the funds will also be used to upgrade laboratory services, radiology and peri-medical technology services in public hospitals across the country.

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