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IPP, foreign experts to set up lab for research

Monday February 11 2019



IPP chairman, Dr Reginald Mengi.

IPP chairman, Dr Reginald Mengi. 

By Mosenda Jacob @TheCitizenTZ jmosenda@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. The IPP group through its research, technology and innovation department in collaboration with various international experts, is set to establish a special laboratory for Stem Cell therapy and research by the end of March, this year in Dar es Salaam.

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair response of diseased dysfunctional or injured tissues.

Speaking at the first international medical conference on Genomic, proteomic and medical innovation, IPP chairman, Dr Reginald Mengi,  said that the plan was designed to encourage Tanzanians who are giving up on various cell-oriented diseases such as sickle cell and anemia.

"We want to support the government in improving our people's health. Most of Tanzanians especially the poor are giving up due to lack of money to travel to India or elsewhere for treatment and we now want to bring experts closer to them," he said.

He said after consultations with the government, the exercise will start before the end of March.

For his side, the deputy minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile, promised Dr Mengi of the government's support especially in giving out research licences immediately after being okayed by the standards regulatory authority.