Tanzania Health Ministry Visit Honours DVP 10th Anniversary

Posted in: News, by Mark Topley, on 23rd October 2014 | Comments Off on Tanzania Health Ministry Visit Honours DVP 10th Anniversary

We were honoured yesterday by a visit to one of our 10th Anniversary DVP teams by the Hon Dr Stephen Kebwe (MP), Deputy Minister for Health, representing the President.

Dr Kebwe visited the team working at Bisumwi Dispensary in Mara Region, and was accompanied by the Regional Administrative Secretary for Mara Region.

The two toured the training site and met with members of the training team, the Bridge2Aid team and Clinical Officers, and were impressed with both the work that was going on, and the sustainability of the programme after training has taken place.


Hon Dr Kebwe views training in progress

In his speech, Dr Kebwe said;

“What the Bridge2Aid team, the volunteers and the 21 Districts they have partnered with have achieved together in the past 10 years has been remarkable. Dental pain has been a blight on many areas of our rural landscape. With almost 60% of people suffering dental pain in a year, treating it successfully is essential to help the community to work, to care for their families, to attend school. That’s why we were so pleased when Bridge2Aid first approached us, in 2004, to begin a partnership that lasts to this day.”

Mark Topley, Bridge2Aid CEO said;

“We are delighted that the Tanzania Government has honoured us with a visit to mark the 10th Anniversary. I was very encouraged by Dr Kebwe’s affirmation of the work we have done together in the past 10 years, and his desire to discuss at ministerial level how it can be developed to impact more and more communities across the country. This is a proud day for the whole team and everyone who has been a part of the Bridge2Aid family.”


Hon Dr Kebwe & Mara RAS pictured with members of the DVP and B2A teams



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