French Health Care Day [fr]
The Economic Department of the Embassy organized on the 6th november a French Health Care Day.
The objective of this conference was to promote French know-how, identify key solutions to strengthen the Tanzanian health system and facilitate its access.
On this occasion, three French companies from the health sector were invited to present their activities and their projects (Sanofi, BioMérieux, Laborex) in front of many stakeholders from the private, health and academic sectors.
H.E. the Ambassador Frédéric CLAVIER took this opportunity to highlight the efforts by Tanzania. He also said that France wishes to join the efforts to improve the Tanzanian health system by proposing a partnership based on the sharing of expertise and good practices.
Several major topics were discussed:
• Fight against counterfeit drugs
• Industrial development of the health sector
• Access to health services
• Basic and industrial research
The French companies took this opportunity to highlight the excellence of their services:
Sanofi put a special emphasis on the importance of the fight against counterfeit drugs, its vaccine production activities and its digital initiatives in Africa.
Biomérieux presented the progress made in the analysis of the resistance of bacteria, the quality of its production lines and of its agri-food and cosmetic applications.
Finally, Laborex has highlighted its business activities in Tanzania.
The Economic Department thanks the French Development Agency and the Aga Khan Development Network-Health Services Tanzania for their participation. Their collaboration illustrate the historic partnership in the region especially about professional training and fight against cancer.
Also invited to attend the meeting, the Tanzanian Public University, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences-MUHAS reiterated the importance of its research department in preventive care, genetic therapy and the fight against rare diseases.
You can find in attachment the speech of H.E. Frédéric CLAVIER, Ambassador of France to Tanzania.