Rainbow Children’s Hospital signs MoU with Tanzania Govt on health cooperation

10 October 2023 | News

To facilitate exchanges in experience, knowledge, skills, competencies, and technology within the healthcare sector

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Rainbow Children’s Medicare Limited (RCML) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to establish a comprehensive inter-institutional cooperation. The Rainbow group is spread across 6 cities with 16 units and 3 clinics in India with over 1655 beds.

The collaboration recognises the potential for exchanges in experience, knowledge, skills, competencies, and technology in the health sector between the two countries especially in the areas of pediatric heart surgery, pediatric neurological surgery, and pediatric kidney transplant.

The MoU facilitated through the Ministry of Health (MoH) will strengthen the friendly relationship and enable both the countries to collaborate primarily on two fronts –

Specialised services –

    1. Setting up fully functional pediatric Centre with Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and pediatric cardiac catheterization facilities in Tanzania
    2. Establishment of the Pediatric bone marrow transplant program at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania
    3. Conduct planned operative Cardiothoracic/Pediatric surgeries missions on biannual and or annual basis for selected cardiac patients through consultative engagements as well as follow-up missions in mentorship and technical supportive supervision in support of fully trained cardiac team

 Human resources development –

    1. Training of pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, interventionists, pediatric intervention cardiologists, cardiac nurses and perfusionists
    2. Facilitation of joint specialised clinic/OPD in Tanzania each year for examining and screening Tanzanian children. The MoH will assist in getting an OPD site and patient registrations relevant to travelling specialists 

This MOU will be valid for a period of three years and the financial arrangement to cover expenses will be mutually undertaken as an agreed cost-sharing responsibility between Rainbow Children’s Hospital and the Ministry of Health, subject to the availability of funds and resources.




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