Tanzania Set to Train 10,000 New Health Workers Each Year

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Arusha — TANZANIA is moving in the right path towards the target of training 10,000 new health workers every year in its resolve to curb acute shortage of medical personnel.

Deputy Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Seif Rashid, stated here that the government succeeded in enrolling and training 7800 new health workers last year and the number was set to increase this year and possibly surpass the target before 2015.

Speaking during the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community’s Regional Maternal Newborn Forum taking place here, the deputy minister explained that increasing the number of health workers, health centres, hospitals and outreach services was among the steps being taken to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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