Access to care

Strong partnerships are improving access to healthcare in Tanzania

Inadequate infrastructure and a lack of trained staff mean that countless people around the world can neither access nor afford proper medical care.

Published on 24. August 2021

Strong partnerships with local companies can address this demand in developing and emerging countries. The collaboration between Siemens Healthineers and Pacific Diagnostics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, shows how it’s done.

Tanzania, a country known for colorful handmade works of art and exotic plants and animals, lies in the heart of East Africa. Most of the population live in rural, often remote areas and only have limited access to medical centers. Although significant progress has been made in the region, the basic medical care on offer is not enough to meet the needs of the ever-growing population.

Partnerships with well-connected local companies have been formed to address this problem. Their aim: to better understand what local communities need in terms of medical products and corresponding services and training.

Watch this video to see how the collaboration with Pacific Diagnostics in Dar es Salaam is helping to sustainably improve the quality of local healthcare.