Supporting training of pharmacists in Moshi

Partnership objective

Establish a more efficient healthcare system in Tanzania by laying the groundwork for better education.

The program supports the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy in Moshi in improving the scope and quality of their training courses for assistant pharmaceutical staff. The program supports the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy in Moshi in improving the scope and quality of their training courses for assistant pharmaceutical staff. Copyright Photo credits: Boheringer Ingelheim

What are the health needs and challenges?

Tanzania is one of the larger countries in Africa, covering nearly one million square kilometers and home to more than 40 million people, most of whom living in rural areas. Its health sector is mainly defined by underfunding, resulting in lack of health services and inadequately trained medical personnel. There are currently less than 1,000 registered pharmacists, with only about 135 pharmaceutical technicians and 30 pharmaceutical assistants graduating each year.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

The program aims to establish an efficient healthcare system through an appropriate infrastructure, well-trained medical staff and quality control.

For this reason, the program supports the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy in Moshi in improving the scope and quality of their training courses for assistant pharmaceutical staff. The pilot project consists of assisting in the launch of a new dispenser course, by facilitating the development of required documents, like assessment plans or the standard training manual for pharmaceutical assistants and technicians. Additionally, it entails providing funding for the harmonization of curricula and training materials with the criteria of the National Council for Technical Education.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Bayer , Boehringer Ingelheim , Merck

Partner(s) Action Medeor, Bread for the World (BfdW), German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFĂ„M), Joint Conference Church and Development (GKKE), Medical Mission Institute (MMI), Misereor

Type of Partner(s) NGOs, Other Business, PDPs

Therapeutic Focus Other

Disease(s) General Health

Program Type(s) Health System Infrastructure - Training

Targeted Population(s) Health professionals

Region(s) Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Tanzania

Start Date 2014

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Completed date 2016