How USAID's health partnership with Tanzania is evolving

A dispensary in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The country is looking to partner more and allow more private investors in the health sector. Photo by: Right to Health / CC BY

Where do public health goals fit into an agenda focused on trade and investment, and what message have health ministers brought with them to the first ever gathering of African heads of state in the United States?

Devex caught up with Tanzanian Minister of Health and Social Welfare Tanzania Dr. Seif Seleman Rashid on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to learn how the high-level rhetoric around a new narrative of partnership with the continent means for a ministry that still relies heavily on foreign aid programs and assistance.

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    Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.