French-Tanzanian cooperation on health [fr]
On July 24th, 2019, His Excellency Ambassador Frédéric Clavier participated in a high-level meeting held at MUHAS University together with the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Honorable Ummy Mwalimu, as well as the Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Andrea Pemba, followed by a visit of the university laboratories.
In his speech, the Ambassador recalled France’s strong commitment to global health. Indeed, France is the second largest contributor to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the period 2018-2020, with a subsidy $ 4.2 billion, of which $ 25 million is for Tanzania. The Minister warmly thanked France for its support and pledged to do her best so that a significant part of the Tanzania Global Fund is allocated to research and capacity building.
During this meeting, various presentations were made, particularly on the effects of pesticides on health and the management of sickle cell disease, main areas of cooperation between France and MUHAS University. In order to develop a long-term cooperation on these subjects, the Ambassador reiterated his willingness to consolidate the French scholarship program recently put in place in Tanzania. Two MUHAS students at master’s and PhD levels are currently participating in a research stay at the University of Bordeaux on the transfer of methodology for the analysis of exposures and working conditions in aquaculture. In the same way, two MUHAS doctors will go to Saint Louis hospital in Paris in January 2020 to train in the curative treatments for sickle cell disease, namely bone marrow transplantation and gene therapy, for which France has an expertise.
- Speech at MUHAS - HEM Frederic Clavier - July 24th 2019
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