Posted by: TDB Group October 13, 2022 No Comments


Dar-es-Salaam, 13 October 2022 – The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Government of Tanzania for the benefit of health workers, as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Response Programme (CERP). The donation includes: N95 face masks, surgical masks, surgical gloves, and examination gloves.

The equipment was handed over to Tanzania’s Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, Hon. Hammad Hassan Chande during a ceremony which took place on 13 October 2022 at Serena Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam.

Hon. Hammad Hassan Chande said that: Medical supplies especially PPE are very important in ensuring the health and safety of our health workers to enable them to continue to deliver services to the people. We appreciate TDB’s generous donation to this cause”.

Admassu Tadesse, TDB Group President Emeritus and Managing Director, said that, “We have seen vaccine coverage improve across the region and regulations relaxed in different countries. However, we still cannot entirely eliminate the risk of infection. It is important to keep safe and as such PPE supply remains relevant not only in the case of COVID but other infections as well. Healthcare is one of the priorities of TDB Group.”

Mary Kamari, TDB Group Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Executive added that, “We are proud to have been able to support our member states to respond to the pandemic. As we move towards post-pandemic era, we will continue to work with our member states to identify their specific needs and allocate resources to support these”.

Since 2020, TDB’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has included the donation of medical supplies, medical equipment, and PPE sourced from private sector in TDB member states to support enterprise and employment, as well as implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions to support local SMEs and a donation to the Africa CDC to support interventions at a continental level. CERP has served to respond to immediate needs, and to complement financing interventions for corporate, sovereign and financial institution clients via TDB’s operation complex.

TDB has been providing facilities to support priority projects in Tanzania. In 2019, TDB arranged a benchmark USD 1bn 7-year sovereign facility for the Government of Tanzania to fund key development infrastructure projects and boost country’s resilience to external shocks. TDB is also co-financing Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) through a 15-year USD100mn facility. The SGR is expected to catalyze significant economic growth in Tanzania as well as neighbouring countries Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and DR Congo.


About TDB
Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is a multilateral, treaty-based, investment-grade development finance institution, with 41 sovereign and institutional shareholders and assets of USD 8bn. TDB serves 23 economies in its region, with the mandate to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration, and sustainable development.

TDB is part of the TDB Group, which also comprises TDF (the Trade and Development Fund), ESATF (the Eastern and Southern African Trade Fund), TCI (TDB Captive Insurance), and the TDB Academy.

Media Contacts
Anne-Marie Iskandar, Senior Communications Officer
Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
Trade and Development Bank



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