Dar es Salaam. The National Human Genetics Stakeholders Meeting (NHGSM) registration window is now open. Thanks to the Tanzania Human Genetics Organization (THGO). All interested parties are encouraged to participate in shaping Tanzania’s future in human genetics R&D.
This gathering will be hosted at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Library. It aims to bring together key stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and civil society to formulate a comprehensive ten-year agenda for human genetics research in Tanzania.
Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania’s Minister of Health, will grace the meeting as the Guest of Honor. Such high-level participation represents the government’s commitment to advancing universal health care through unconventional approaches.
The development holds immense potential to foster a strong biotech industry in the region. By understanding the genetic makeup of the Tanzanian population, researchers can develop personalized healthcare solutions, improve agricultural productivity, and combat infectious diseases.
For example, Tanzanian biotechnologist Diana Orembe founded NovFeed to develop a bio-factory for fish feed production. The startup recently won a $1 million Miliken-Mostsepe Prize. More biotech ventures like NovFeed are required!
Registration for the NHGSM closes on Friday, November 10th. Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to register early to secure their participation in this pivotal event.