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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Press Conference: UN Secretary General, President Kikwete and NYC Mayor Bloomberg unveil results of Innovative Maternal Health Program in Tanzania




H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (3rd right), President of the United Republic of Tanzania in a press conference held today in New York to unveil results of Innovative Maternal Health Program in Tanzaina.  Others are the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2nd left), New York City Mayor Bloomberg (left) and Ms. Helen Agerup (2nd right) of the H&B Agerup Foundation and Mr. Martin Nesirky (right), Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, USA.


President Kikwete reading his Statement before members of media.  Listening are UN's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (center) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left).



Tanzania Delegation which consisted of Chief Secretary H.E. Ambassador Ombeni Y. Sefue (5th left), Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Senior Advisor to President Kikwete, Ambassador Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar (3rd left), Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States of America, H.E. Ambassador Tuvako Manongi (left), Permanent Representative of Tanzaia to the United Nations.  Others are Deputy Ambassador Ramadhan Muombwa Mwinyi (4th left), Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, Mr. Prosper Mbena (6th left), Assistant to President Kikwete and Mr. Salva Rweyemamu, Director of Communications to the Tanzania State House.     



President Kikwete (right), UN's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (center) listening to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the press conference.   The Bloomberg Philanthropies have been supporting Tanzania since 2006, with investment of over USD 7.5 million towards projects aim to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.


Ms. Helen Agerup of H&B Agerup Foundation gives her remarks during the press conference which was held today in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, USA.  Bloomberg Philanthropies in collaboration with H&B Agerup Foundation will cost-share the second phase to support Tanzania for a combined commitment of USD 8 million.  The first phase which started since 2006 cost USD 7.5 million where over 9 health centres had been upgraded in Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani Regions.  The project aims at exploring opportunties to incentivize and promote retention of trained health care workers.   In the photo also is Mr. Martin Nesirky (1st right), Spokesperson for the UN's Secretary-General.



A short video on the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies in Tanzania is playing in the background.


Dr. Peter Mfisi (left) of the President Kikwete's office and Ms. Ellen Maduhu (2nd left), main organizer of the event and Foreign Service Officer at the Tanzania Mission to the United Nations. Others in the photo are official personnels from the Bloomberg Foundation.


A news reporter from CBS Channel of Americans asks few questions to President Kikwete.   Third left is Mr. Modest Jonathan Mero, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN. 


President Kikwete answering few questions from the reporters (not in the photo).


Ms. Ramla Khamis, Second Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation listening to the press conference.



All photos by Tagie Daisy Mwakawago 



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