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Stone-laying ceremony of Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 18 March 2005 - At the foundation stone laying ceremony of Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, His Highness the Aga Khan underlined Africa's massive needs in healthcare and the growing demand for increasingly sophisticated hospital-based care. Anna Abdallah, Tanzania's Health Minister speaks of the strengthening of cooperation between the government and the private sector in order to improve health services and bring them closer to the people. Also at the ceremony, His Highness is accorded the status of 'Honorary Citizen of Dar es Salaam' by His Worship Mayor Kleist Sykes in recognition of his contribution to the education and health sectors.