Tanzania and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday agreed to beef up investment aimed at improving the health of children.

“A country cannot prosper with people with poor health. Healthy children will be better placed to participate in nation building in future,” said the east African nation’s Minister for Finance and Planning, Philip Mpango.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance and Planning said Mpango and UNICEF’s country representative for Tanzania, Shalini Bahuguna, pledged to boost investment in children’s health when they met in the capital, Dodoma.

For her part, Bahuguna praised Tanzania for its efforts aimed at providing nutritious food to young children.

She said UNICEF will continue working closely with Tanzania in improving the welfare of children. Enditem

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