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Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly, and Children

Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly, and Children
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania issued a Notice of Attribution of Ministerial Responsibilities (Instrument) via Government Notice No. 144 of April 22, 2016. In this instrument, the President established the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniors and Children tasked with drafting
(a) Policies on health, community development, older children and gender and their implementation.
(b) Preventive and curative services.
(c) Chemicals management services.
(d) Medical laboratory services.
(e) Medical research and nutrition.
(f) Food and drug quality services.
(g) Medical supplies.
(h) Promotion of traditional and alternative medicine.
(i) Examination of health services.
(j) Family planning.
(k) International health and medical organizations.
(l) Coordination of NGOs that deal with jobs under this sector.
(m) Coordination of the international organization within this sector.
(n) Improving performance and developing and implementing the human resources service under this Ministry.
(o) External departments, quasi-governmental organizations and projects of this Ministry.
Committed to facilitate the provision of basic health services that are good, quality, equitable, accessible, affordable, sustainable and gender sensitive.
To have a healthy society with improved social well being that will contribute effectively to individual and national development
The Ministry of Health and Social Care is responsible for the following: –
Formulating health-related policies
Hospital Services
Preventive Services
Chemicals Management Services
Forensic science services
Food and Drug Quality Services
reproductive health services
Promotion of traditional medicine.
Inspection of health services.
Participation in international health and medical organizations.
Developing human resources under the supervision of the Ministry.
Supervising quasi-governmental foreign development and projects affiliated with the Ministry.
Supervising the government agencies affiliated with the Ministry.
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