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...

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...

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...

See how MUHAS students were featured in top Hypertension Awards-VIDEO

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...

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...

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,...

Rural doctors: How we save the wounded, traumatized children in Mwanza streets

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...

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...

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...

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