What you need to know:
- Healthcare professionals are set to boost their credits in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) during the 5th Tanzania Health Summit.
- This comes after the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children set guidelines for Continuing Professional Development for health workers at all levels in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam. Healthcare professionals in Tanzania can now earn credits for their professional growth when they attend Tanzania Health Summit (THS) which is expected to take place in Dar es Salaam on November 13 and 14.
THS President, Dr Omary Chillo, who is also a lecturer of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) told MCL Digital that the summit, which now enters its 5th year, will focus on industrialization in healthcare.
Dr Chillo revealed this when he toured Mwananchi Communications Limited offices in Dar es Salaam on Thursday November 01.
“We want to find out what the persistent challenges are in Tanzania’s plan for industrialization in healthcare. That’s why policymakers, investors and the innovators are convening,’’ he told MCL Digital during an interview.
He said that THS has been accredited to offer credit points to professionals who would attend the summit, as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This will be offered alongside the summit themed: Tanzania Health Sector Industrialization. Progress Review and Unlocking Persistent Challenges.
In recent years, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children set guidelines for Continuing Professional Development for health workers at all levels in Tanzania.
Dr Chillo said CPD is meant to ensure that healthcare professionals maintain their knowledge up-to-date throughout their career and continuously improve their skills.
He said the two-day summit will award certificates containing 3 CPD credit points for abstract presenters and speakers and 2 credits for mere attendees.
During the summit, the government, private healthcare investors and innovators will convene to chart the way forward on Tanzania’s plan to become a middle income country through industrialization.
The summit is expected to be branded by high-level discussions on the future trends and opportunities in Tanzanian’s healthcare industry, including scientific presentations, health symposiums and exhibitions.
This, according to the organizers of the summit, is expected to expose healthcare stakeholders to investment opportunities through giving them a chance to showcase innovative health projects.