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...

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...

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...

This time 7 years ago in Tanzania—a real life story of Assistant Medical Officers

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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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