Super-specialty healthcare in Tanzania

The government is determined to make Tanzania a centre of excellence in provision of specialised and super-specialised health services.

Tanzania’s medical tourism drive has received a boost after the Ministry of Health signed a deal with Egypt’s Alameda Healthcare group, to enhance availability of specialised and super-specialised health services.

The government had signed similar agreements with India, Israel, Turkey, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda.

The Alameda Healthcare deal will enable the country to access training for medical personnel, exchange expert skills; build patient referral services; and develop online medical consultation services.

The government claims that efforts have so far reduced the number of referrals to abroad by 95%, while attracting patients from neighbouring countries.

The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) and the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) say they are receiving patients from Kenya, Burundi, DRC, Malawi, Comoro and Mozambique.