On November 11th, 2017, The Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) hosted a health forum on the Role of Tanzania’s Diaspora in Improving Healthcare in Greenbelt, MD. Over 130 professionals attended from Tanzania and within the U.S. Diaspora, encompassing government officials, healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses and administrators), public health interventionists, business and non-profit leaders. 

The forum’s primary objective was to bring together healthcare enthusiasts and practitioners r to discuss issues facing Tanzanians in healthcare, and be a springboard toward awareness raising, engagement, and execution of ongoing initiatives taking place in Tanzania and the U.S.  Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Permanent Representative of the African Union Representational Mission to the United States of America, delivered the address.  His Excellency Wilson M. Masilingi, Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States and Mexico, delivered the welcome.