For some time, Tanzania has been planning to convert its health care system to a health insurance model. One reason to look at the German system for its strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Josephine Balati 2015 examined and compared the health care systems in Germany and Tanzania in a study. In the process, she developed some suggestions for improvement for Hamburg at the same time.
In 2017, CSSC and Diakonie Hamburg held the second Dialogue Forum, this time in Dar es Salaam.
It was specifically about how poor and disadvantaged people in Tanzania can be included in the new health insurance system. Lively discussions led to the result that a joint alliance of various organizations will now develop the topic further. The goal is to lobby for universal and mandatory health insurance and to conduct targeted education and outreach among disadvantaged populations.
We were there with a delegation of eight health professionals from Hamburg, sharing our experiences and excited to be part of such a turning point in Tanzanian society.
Since then, we have been working together even more intensively and also supporting each other in crisis situations.
If you are interested in participating in the cooperation in the field of health, please contact us. We are looking forward!
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