German has pledged to continue supporting Tanzania’s development initiatives particularly in the health sector among others.
However in his remarks on behalf of Development Partners for Tanzania’s health sector, the German Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Detlef Wächter, recently underlined the need for increased domestic resources and seeking alternative financial sources.
He was speaking at the Joint Annual Health Sector Review Policy Meeting in Dar Es Saalam. Chaired by the Honourable Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms. Ummy Mwalimu.
The Policy Meeting marks the end of the 2017 Joint Annual Health Review process with this year’s theme “Maternal and Reproductive Health”. All stakeholders committed to join forces to overcome the challenges laid out in the adopted policy recommendations.
Priorities in this year’s recommendations include maternal and reproductive health, human resources for health, health financing and adolescent health. Germany, as Chair of the Development Partners Group for Health, will work closely with all partners to contribute to this process.
Representatives from the Tanzanian government, the Development Partners, civil society organisations and the private sector came together to discuss and sign policy recommendations for the new year.
About Development Partners Group
The Development Partners Group (DPG) in Tanzania comprises of 17 bilateral and 5 multilateral agencies (UN counted as one) working with the government and the people of Tanzania in their pursuit of a better future.
The group was established to promote principles of Aid Effectiveness in development assistance to Tanzania.
This involves structured dialogue and engagement between Development Partners (DPs) and the government in high-level forums, through different sector and thematic groups and core reforms with a view of achieving harmonization, promoting coordinated policy dialogue and reducing transaction costs in the management and administration of aid to Tanzania.