MUHAS pharmacists: “We now have evidence proving Octopus Soup boosts libido”

Pharmacists at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) say they now have preliminary evidence proving that Octopus Soup—popular in Tanzania as Supu ya Pweza—can indeed boost sexual desire in males. However, the study...

Meet Tanzanian biologist who tackles malaria by reading molecules-VIDEO

Ever heard of molecular biologists? Dr Deborah Sumari, a research scientist at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is one of them. She is now in the news here in Tanzania and beyond, after being named recipient...

TZ woman found with over 1,000 jiggers “eating” her feet and hands

Researchers from the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) have found more than 1100 jiggers embedded in the feet and hands of a 78-year-old woman. They have published her case in the Journal of Medical...

Mwanza: Where 30% of consumed local alcohol goes unreported but harms the boozers

By Dr Joel Msafiri Francis joelmf@hsph.harvard.edu Only a few studies from sub-Saharan Africa have investigated the alcohol concentration found in local brews and this has led to substantial uncertainty over the alcohol levels consumed by people...

Zika in Tanzania: The 60-year-old-evidence you can’t deny

First, on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website, a title: The history of Zika Virus includes a statement that reads, “In 1952, the first cases…detected in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania in...

Ever heard of Behcet’s disease in Tanzania? Here is the story from Mwanza

A rare disease affecting the eyes and mouth was diagnosed in a 31 year old man in Mwanza but medical experts fear there could be more patients with this condition, as "most doctors could...

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...

12% of HIV patients in rural TZ diagnosed with high blood pressure—new study

About 12 per cent of HIV patients in rural Tanzania, aged above 15, were found to have high blood pressure at the time of diagnosis, a new study in the Plos One Journal shows. Read...

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...

NEW STUDY: Notorious malaria-transmitting-mosquito identified in rural Tanzania

Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) say the efforts to eliminate malaria would finally yield good results if more investment is put in curbing the remaining burden of malaria in rural Tanzania which...

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