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Women Deliver debate in Dar es Salaam

13.05.2016  13:29


The message was clear and unmistakeable from the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children, Honourable, Ms. Ummy Mwalimu.

This statement was delivered by the Minister on May 5
at a Women Deliver pre-event debate in Dar es Salaam organized jointly by the Ministry, the Danish Embassy and civil society partners. The event was well attended by representatives from the government, the donor community, academia, civil

Before the floor was opened for questions, the guest of honour, Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children, Ms. Ummy Mwalimu gave a clear promise to diminish the Maternal Mortality Rate by demanding quarterly reports from local authorities "I don't think there is a district council that will be happy to be in the spotlight, so they will put efforts in place to bring down the numbers".

The following roundtable discussion saw an interested and well prepared audience discussing the future of Tanzania's women and girls.

Women deliver panel with moderator Ms. Amabilis Batamule

A clear message emerged from this debate, namely: invest in the health of women and girls through accessible education and equal opportunities for all. The message will travel with the minister and other conference participants from Tanzania to Copenhagen where it will represent a collective Tanzanian voice at the largest Women Deliver Conference to date.

Hon. Minister. Ms. Ummy Mwalimu and Danish ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Einar H. Jensen

The aftermath of the event is still felt in Dar es Salaam where several newspapers published pieces on how best to approch the SDG's, among them an op-ed co-authored by the Hon. Minister and the Danish ambassador to Tanzania, Einar H. Jensen

The discussion continues in Copenhagen May 16-19th and on social media under ‪#‎Womendelivertanzania, ‪#‎Ideliver & ‪#‎WD16


I DELIVER pledges done by women deliver pre-event Dar es Salaam attendees