Dr. Alfred Quenum, the World Health Organization's regional director for Africa, toured the Mbimbo Vaccine?
Dr. Alfred Quenum, the World Health Organization's regional director for Africa, toured the Mbimbo Vaccine Centre in Dar Es Salaam on Monday (March 5) as part of his inspection of Tanzanian health facilities.
He was met and taken on a brief tour of the centre by its director, Mr. R.S. Koshuma. They were accompanied by several Chinese advisors on the staff. The centre, a joint project of Tanzania and The People's Republic of China, was opened in early 1971, and Chinese personnel are on loan to train other staff.
Dr. Quenum also met with Tanzanian president Chinese Nyerere during his tour of the country. He said he found President Nyerere's knowledge of the country's health situation impressive, and said Tanzania had made substantial improvements in its health situation since his visit to the country seven years ago. Among the improvements he mentioned were the training of auxiliary medical staff to off-set the shortage of doctors and the development of rural health centres.
SYNOPSIS: The African regional director of the World Health Organisation visited a vaccine centre on Monday as part of his tour of Tanzanian health facilities. Dr. Alfred Quenum (in the dark suit) was met by Mr. R.s. Koshuma, the head of the Mbimbo Vaccine Institute.
Dr. Quenum was escorted around the centre's facilities by Mr. Koshuma (seen in the white cap). The tour was part of the regional director's visit to health facilities around Tanzania.
He was shown the vaccine production of the institute, which is a joint project of Tanzania and The People's Republic of China. Chinese personnel are working at the centre, training other staff.
Dr. Quenum said he was very impressed by the strides made in the last few years by Tanzanian health authorities.