Ifakara scientist wins a Sh1.4billion international research prize

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...

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...

American body appoints a Tanzanian as Science Ambassador, she speaks out

Dr Nyambura Moremi, a clinical microbiologist at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (Cuhas), is set to connect young health professionals in the field of microbiology in her country. This follows her...

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...

TZ’s precious history that’s ‘hidden’ in Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tanzanian psychiatrist to be honored by American college

  By Lugome Koku, Medico PRESS Dar es Salaam. A senior psychiatrist at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas), Professor Sylvia Kaaya, is one of the six individuals who are expected to be...

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