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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 country on how to combat heart disease and tackle a wide range of health challenges. Since...
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 and beyond. Now a lecturer at the Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mwasha...
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 about themselves here: David Nabarro Watch Dr Nabaro speak about himself here, VIDEO. The Government of the...
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 most doctors are familiar with it. It’s touted as the world's standard diagnostic technique for identifying...
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 Subilaga Kasesela-Kaganda who passed away this week. Dr Kaganda breathed her last on Wednesday, May 17th...
Editor It’s World Hypertension Day today. Watch medical students from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) Tanzania as they share their ideas on how to improve awareness on diabetes and hypertension in Tanzania-watch VIDEO Today, Merck, a one of the leading science and technology companies in healthcare, life science...
Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Science Director, Dr. Fredros Okumu, is among 41 scientists from around the globe selected by philanthropies as international research scholars. Dr Okumu (pictured) and other scientists from 16 countries have been chosen as International Research Scholars, exceptional early-career scientists poised to advance biomedical research across...
When you find an Assistant Medical Officer(AMO) doing a job of a doctor, “that means task shifting,’’ says Professor David Mwakusya in a documentary featuring the weaknesses and strengths of AMOs in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region—that was seven years ago. The situation has not changed for the better until...
Dr Marko Hingi Streets don’t give rise to children; yet on many streets in Mwanza and Tanzania in general, a large number of children find their homes in those streets—one would think streets are parents to these children. And, as each day unfolds, the number of these children keeps increasing. The...
The history of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)—Tanzania’s major cancer centre—dates as far back as the colonial times when the institute was a German Government Hospital. ORCI is located along the Indian Ocean, about 200 meters from the beach but before it was named the ORCI, there was a...