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...
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...
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...
Dr Mwele Macelela, former Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania, has been appointed as Director in the Office of Africa Regional Director at the World Health Organisation(WHO). Dr Malecela, aged 55, will now be working for the WHO-Afro offices in Brazzaville, the Republic of...
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...
There is a growing thirst for health information among the public in Tanzania. This seems to have jolted health professionals into action, creating platforms that provide the info in various ways. Medical students too, have not been left out in the crusade, Medico PRESS has established. Just last month (January 28),...
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...
For the first time, doctors at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in collaboration with foreign experts, have successfully performed kidney transplant surgery. The Hospital’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Mr Aminiel Algaesha has informed the media that the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu is expected to...
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...
Three pupils—Wilson, Sadia and Doreen; who survived a horrific road accident that killed 33 school children, two teachers and a driver in Northern Tanzania, on May 6, are scheduled to receive super-specialised medical care at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City in United States. Toyota Coaster Van they were travelling in...