The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) hosted the United States congressional staff delegation on 28th May 2024 to discuss collaboration opportunities and ways to strengthen partnership to address public health challenges in Tanzania. The meeting signifies a significant opportunity to enhance collaborative efforts in combating public health challenges and improving health outcomes in Tanzania.
During the meeting, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. John Jingu, expressed gratitude to the U.S. Government for their support to the Government of Tanzania on health matters through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), both directly to the government and through implementing partners.
Dr. Jingu highlighted that financial and mentorship support through ongoing programs is crucial in addressing health matters and response to pandemic diseases in Tanzania and neighboring countries.
NIMR Director General Prof. Said Aboud thanked the support extended by CDC to NIMR and commented to strengthen further the longstanding collaboration between the two institutions.
Furthermore, the meeting was graced by the presence of US House of Representatives, members of the US Senate from Washington DC, officials from CDC, the US Embassy and delegates from the Ministry of Health.
The visit of US Congressional staff delegation, which began on 27th May 2024, will span five days from Mwanza region to Zanzibar, sponsored by the U.S. Government is aimed to observe and understand the impact of U.S. global health support through CDC in the country.