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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How healthy is city life in Tanzania?—Researchers find answers…

By Gemma Todd Research Scientist, IHI At Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), we recognise the changing burden of disease and its geography. A team of researchers at IHI have been conducting analysis on urban health in Tanzania alongside...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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