Mnazi Mmoja Hospital obtains new Maternal Health ward with the assistance of the Netherlands government through the ORIO facility.
On 11 November 2016, the President of Zanzibar, Ali Mohamed Shein, inaugurated the newly built Maternal Health ward of Mnazi Mmoja, a government run hospital servicing the main island of Zanzibar. The ward will significantly improve the maternal, neonatal and child health services in Zanzibar.
The Zanzibar Maternal Health Project was completed by Enraf Nonius Projects B.V. and partially financed through the ORIO facility (EUR 4.8 mln). ORIO is aimed at enhancing public infrastructure in developing countries, with the goal of contributing to human development and private-sector development.
The project consists of the supply of medical devices and equipment, infrastructural work, maintenance and technical assistance for the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, and the upgrading of more than a dozen primary health care units in both Unguja and Pemba isles.
The project is one of four ORIO projects that are being implemented in Tanzania. “This project is a fine example of the Aid and Trade agenda of the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Corporation of the Netherlands” said Kris Okker, project advisor Team Infrastructure of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.