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 to have won the award since 2014 when the programme was initiated. JKCI, a National Specialized...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 become the country’s female medical doctor. Esther traveled to Moscow to do her medical studies...
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 situation in the contemporary world and in the country; by expounding the hidden concepts, the...
  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 result of the key role the two experts (Dr Malecela and Prof Molyneux) have played...
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 recent appointment as the 2017 young Ambassador for Science to Tanzania. For the first time, The...
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...