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Tanzania Zanzibar Island plan to reinforce relations with Brazil

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Ali Mohamed Shein, president of Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago, on Tuesday met with the ambassador of Brazil Antonio Augusto Cesar, vowing to continue strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

Shein said the long historical ties between the two countries should be maintained and honored for mutual benefit.

He said Zanzibar is blessed with plenty of resources, urging investors from Brazil to tap the opportunities available in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

For his part, ambassador Cesar said his government will continue working closely with the Tanzania government, strengthen ties economically, socially and politically.

"We need to strengthen relationships in the tourism sector," he said.

"Zanzibar has been blessed with a number of attractions and opportunities.

"I will do my best to encourage and bring more investors from Brazil."
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UNICEF commend Zanzibar for improving children’s health and education

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday hailed efforts by Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago in offering services to children including improving the health and education sectors.

Maniza Zaman, outgoing UNICEF country Director to Tanzania made the remarks when she held talks with Zanzibar President, Ali Mohamed Shein.

The UN official said the Zanzibar government has achieved various successes in taking care of children by ensuring that they get their basic rights including health and education.

The outgoing UNICEF country chief said the agency will continue to support the Zanzibar government in its endeavors which include reducing maternal deaths.

She hailed Shein and his government for the efforts to control Gender Based Violence and violation of children rights as well as fighting diseases such as malaria and cholera.

Zaman added that UNICEF will continue with its various programs in Zanzibar including empowering children economically and many others.

In his remarks, Zanzibar president said UNICEF has a big history in development issues with Zanzibar including improving the education and health sectors especially to women and children.

Shein said Zanzibar will keep on working with various UN agencies including UNICEF by ensuring that they receive their basic rights such as education and health.
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Tanzania’s Zanzibar announces new campaign to eliminate malaria

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago on Friday announced a new campaign aimed at eliminating malaria by 2023.

Harusi Said Suleiman, Zanzibar deputy health minister, said that the campaign involves all key players in ending the life-threatening disease.

With a population of about 1.4 million, the prevalence of malaria in Zanzibar is below 1 percent.

The minister cited some of the strategies that are being used in the anti-malaria campaign—household surveillance, which is coupled with treatment using Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT), use of Insecticide Treated Nets and indoor residual spray.

In this campaign, the deputy minister said:

"We’re also encouraging communities and individuals to take ownership of the malaria fight, as well as sensitizing the public on the need to ensure their environment are clean."

"Our target is to see Zanzibar is free from the disease," she said when commenting on this year’s World Malaria Day themed "Zero malaria starts with me."

She added: "I am sure we meet this target. I appeal for national and international partners to chip in this campaign."

The official insisted that Zanzibar government continue to provide treated mosquito nets free of charge to pregnant women and children in all health facilities as part of the campaign to end the disease.
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Tanzania’s Zanzibar Islanders thank Chinese medical team for services

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago on Tuesday commended Chinese medical team for their exemplary services, adding that they helped in the country’s quest to achieve universal access to health care.

Mwinyi Mselem, director of training and research in Zanzibar’s ministry of health, said that the 28th batch of Chinese medical team have been giving specialized treatment to patients in the archipelago since last year and their tenure is to end in July this year.

He said that their exquisite medical skills have earned the trust and respect of local people and the government at large.

The Chinese medical team have been offering medical services at the Zanzibar’s Mnazi Mmoja Referral hospital, in the spirit of consolidating the Tanzania-China friendship.

According to Mselem, the medical team have managed to offer health care in diseases including the neurological diseases and prostate cancer.

"Most people who have been treated by the Chinese medical team are responding well to treatment," he said, adding that with the medical team, there is no need for Zanzibar patients to go abroad for treatment.

Since 1964, China has been assigning medical teams to Zanzibar.
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UNICEF commend Zanzibar for improving children’s health and education

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday hailed efforts by Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago in offering services to children including improving the health and education sectors.

Maniza Zaman, outgoing UNICEF country Director to Tanzania made the remarks when she held talks with Zanzibar President, Ali Mohamed Shein.

The UN official said the Zanzibar government has achieved various successes in taking care of children by ensuring that they get their basic rights including health and education.

The outgoing UNICEF country chief said the agency will continue to support the Zanzibar government in its endeavors which include reducing maternal deaths.

She hailed Shein and his government for the efforts to control Gender Based Violence and violation of children rights as well as fighting diseases such as malaria and cholera.

Zaman added that UNICEF will continue with its various programs in Zanzibar including empowering children economically and many others.

In his remarks, Zanzibar president said UNICEF has a big history in development issues with Zanzibar including improving the education and health sectors especially to women and children.

Shein said Zanzibar will keep on working with various UN agencies including UNICEF by ensuring that they receive their basic rights such as education and health.

             

 

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