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Controversial NHIF-set prices suspended until further notice

In a sudden turn of events, the new prices set by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) which were set to be implemented from...

Why NHIF Is Trapped In Endless Price Wrangles With Private Hospitals

As the curtain falls on another year, many unresolved issues remain at the forefront in the health sector, especially at the National Health...

Beyond Echoes of Past Crisis: Youth Can Drive Africa’s Health Agenda   

Over a year ago, Africa witnessed the birth of a strategic youth movement: the African Union Bingwa initiative, under the Africa CDC, which is...

Innovative Tools  Boosting Tanzania’s Efforts To Cut Down Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Somewhere in rural Tanzania, a midwife is working alone in a labour ward, with many expectant mothers on schedule to attend to. She must...

Every Medical Test Proved Negative, She Was Still Very Ill

It was 2006. Hajrrath Mohammed had just started Secondary School, with big career dreams ahead of her.  Then, she started experiencing unusual symptoms. However,...

Why We Must Invest In Respectful  Maternal And Newborn Health Services

Treasure Nsubuga was 38 weeks pregnant when she noticed that her unborn baby did not seem to be moving as vigorously as it should....

What It Takes To Raise A Child With Down Syndrome In Tanzania

When Ola* was born, 21 months ago in Mtwara Region, South-eastern Tanzania, his parents looked forward to grooming a healthy baby boy.  But amid...

Rare Diseases: The Stark Reality In Tanzania And Beyond, The-Way Forward

Imagine being one of the few people in the world with a mysterious illness that no one can diagnose and nowhere to turn for...

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