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U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Visits MHRP site in Mbeya
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, Alfonso E. Lenhardt, visited MHRP in Mbeya, TZ November 22-24, 2009. The Ambassador toured the state-of-the-art laboratories, gaining appreciation for the work MHRP carries out in partnership with the civilian hospitals, NGOs, and the Mbalizi Tanzania People’s Defense Forces Hospital.
The Ambassador also met with representatives from each of the 16 NGOs MHRP collaborates with in Mbeya. SHEDEPHA, an organization for and run by people living with HIV/AIDS, presented the Ambassador with a box of soap as a gift. SHEDEPHA makes soap as an income generating activity for its members.