Books by Tanzanian Medical Doctors in 2017

In his book, “Let’s Step Out of Poverty,’’ Dr Benjamin Najimu argues why abject poverty still haunts Tanzanian societies even after 56 years of Independence. He delves into the Whys and Hows of the poverty...

Tanzanian Doctor who leads rural girls out of FGM in unique way

As young as she was below the age of 30, Dr Jane George Sempeho accepted the challenge to go out to a hard to reach community via her organization (Amref- Health Africa) to help...

Dr Malecela wins a prize in control of Neglected Tropical Diseases

  Dr Mwele Malecela, Director in the Office of the Regional Director WHO/AFRO, has been awarded the 2017 Kyelem Prize alongside Professor David Molyneux from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). This comes as a...

Hear the story of Tanzania’s first female medical doctor-Audio

Professor Esther Mwaikambo, now aged 77, was (this week) on Wednesday September 2017 presented a distinguished award for being Tanzania’s first female medical doctor. She overcame significant poverty to get an education, and eventually, to...

Tanzanian heart specialist wins USD15, 000 for his scholarly work:African Award

Dr Pedro Pallangyo, a specialist in heart diseases and Head of research and training at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) has won the Young African Researchers Award, 2017. He becomes the first Tanzanian...

What Uganda has learnt from Tanzania on tackling heart diseases

Uganda’s Social Services Parliamentary Commission, led by Ms Cecilia Barbara (MP), visited the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in Tanzania on Wednesday 12th July 2017, with the aim of borrowing experience from their neighboring...

Tanzanian midwife who conquered barriers, won global recognition, speaks out-VIDEO

Loveluck Mwasha, a midwife with 30-years of experience in the profession, has been through thick and thin as she climbed the ladders to become one of the top midwives—both in her own country Tanzania...

Watch: Who is Who in the post of World Health Organization Director-General -VIDEOs

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees for the post of Director-General of WHO. Get to hear them speak...

Dr.Giemsa:Tanzania’s first Chief Govt Chemist; what doctors must know about him

The name, Gustav Giemsa, may not be recalled easily by most doctors in Tanzania but the diagnostic technique, a dye solution which he developed—the Giemsa stain—is highly regarded in medical laboratories in the country;and...

Medical community in Tanzania mourns doctor who died ‘fighting’ breast cancer

Editorial It’s difficult to say something about the campaigns to fight breast cancer in Tanzania without mentioning ‘MEWATA’, the acronym for Medical Women Association of Tanzania—more so, the champions of the association, such as Dr...

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