Quality (293) Improving quality of care at the facility level (37) Quality of care in Tanzania and MEDBOX

27 August, 2021

Hello, thank you for having me here today. I am very happy to share with you about topics on the quality of care.

Briefly about my person: I am Co-worker from Germany, a public health specialist, and I have been working in Tanzania for 6 years in a cancer institute. There I am responsible for prevention with a focus on cancer in women. Quality of care is a major concern for me in this area.

As I have noticed, the quality of Tanzanian health care still remains behind of the expectations of the Tanzanians. This is particularly noticeable in the numbers of medical tourists. Many people still travel to India to receive better health care.

We are convinced that the country needs more investment in the quality of care and in the training of medical staff.

So far, our staff has been working with www.MEDBOX.org, an online medical aid library.

MEDBOX.org provides free and easy access to quality-assessed guidelines and training tools. In this way, local health care workers can quickly increase their medical expertise.

Here I would like to introduce you to the website: www.medbox.org

I am looking forward to hear from you

warmly Antje Henke

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Dipl.-Pol. Antje Henke, MPH

Public Health Specialist

Cancer Care Centre

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center

P.O. Box 3010 Moshi, Tanzania

HIFA profile: Antje Henke is a Public Health Specialist at the Cancer Care Centre, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, Tanzania, and MEDBOX, Germany. Professional interests: Public Health, Planetary Health, OneHealth, Cancer, Community Health Care Workers, Africa. Email address: antje.henke AT medmissio.de