What you must know about Tanzania Medical Journal

The Tanzania Medical Journal (TMJ) TMJ is the official journal of the Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT). It is an East-African Centric, peer-reviewed journal with significant emphasis in supporting the dissemination of medical knowledge...

Places where TB is highly transmissible in Dar es Salaam—scientists

Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have found that the annual risk of Tuberculosis (TB) transmission is highest in prisons, followed by public transport vehicles-particularly among drivers in Dar es Salaam. They have adapted...

115 years of malaria in Africa-: new study in 43 countries shows decline in...

The largest-ever data set of malaria prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa has revealed a long-term decline of the Plasmodium falciparum(a malaria causing organism) in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900. The study was published Wednesday October 11 in the...

Scientists find new longer-lasting, effective vaccine against typhoid

A new next-generation conjugate vaccine against typhoid has been proven to be safe, longer-lasting, effective and scientists at Oxford University say it could protect adults and children against the disease. According to a new study...

Fortified wheat improves health of Tanzanian women

Large-scale food fortification has helped reduce folic acid deficiency among urban women of child-bearing age in Tanzania, a study says. The WHO recommends that pregnant women take an oral supplement of 400 micrograms of folic...

‘When malaria test is negative, at times medics aren’t sure what to do’

Whereas malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) help healthcare workers diagnose malaria, there is still no such simple point-of-care diagnostics for other common illnesses that cause fever, says Heidi Hopkins, an associate professor of malaria...

Demand, willingness to pay for bed nets high in Tanzania, new study shows

The demand and willingness to buy insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) could increase coverage in malaria-endemic areas in Tanzania, a new study by researchers from Tanzania and the United States says. In Tanzania, it is still challenging...

Africa’s private health sector under spotlight for non-quality-assured antimalarial drugs

Researchers say there is need to explore the market for the recommended first-line medicines for treating uncomplicated malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa — also known as  Artemisinin Combination Therapy(ACT); which are mainly distributed by the...

From Ethiopia, now to Tanzania: the coming of a safe delivery smartphone App

A smartphone application known as the “Safe Delivery App (SDA), has been introduced in Tanzania. It has already been tested in Ethiopia and found to work, see VIDEO here. When it is rolled out across...

Cost of diabetes to rise in Kenya, Tanzania &Ethiopia-up to USD16.2 billion by 2030

As sub-Saharan African countries grapple with the rising trend of diabetes, new estimates suggest that the cost associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year...

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