OUR HEALTH OUR DEVELOPMENT

Written by Radhia Malla | Posted on  8 April, 2016.

Major progress has made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. The sustainable development goals target by 2030, is to achieve universal health coverage including financial risk protection.

Between 1990 and 2012 antenatal care increased from 65% to 83%. Despite determined global progress, an increasing proportional of child deaths is observed in Sub-Sahara, Africa and South Asia. Followed 2015 general election in Tanzania, Dr John Pombe Magufuli, president of the United Republic of Tanzania announced to make effort to ensure that every Tanzanian receives good services in the hospitals and medicine are made available. With this announcement, Tanzanian community witnessed amount of fund that initially was planned to be spent on the parliament inauguration cocktail party and instead it was directed to the medical services for community benefit.

This is a good start for Tanzania’s new political era, and as a young citizen I call for many more efforts to be done to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases, and insuring healthy lives and promoting well-being to sustainable development.  “Communities, Countries and Ultimately the world, are only strong as the health of their WOMEN”. So by doing that a speed of sustainable development goals can be achieve, if every country can manage to provide good health services.

I always think that what if everyone in the world has a good health! What if we are all mental and physically feet! How many things can we manage to develop in our country! What if we can manage to prepare good health in terms of well-equipped hospitals to our future generation! Can we do it?  YES we can.