Dr Nyambura Moremi nyamburasogone@gmail.com Set on the pristine shores and the blue waters of Lake Victoria, is Tanzania’s second largest city, Mwanza; fondly known to the locals as “The Rock City.” But, underlying the good-looking and naturally carved rocks by the shores for which Mwanza is well known, is problem that almost...
Dr Marko Hingi marko@tanzaniaruralhealth.info On a sunny afternoon in early December 2015 we got a notification on our mobile phones that a driver — somewhere on Makongoro Road in Mwanza city — got into a road crash and was entrapped in the wreckage. That incident happened only three days after we had...
  By Professor Angwara Kiwara angwarakiwara@yahoo.com In the ongoing efforts to ensure professional and quality healthcare delivery for all citizens, Tanzania can borrow a leaf from Vietnam and Thailand; two of the countries that harbor success stories on health budget planning and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Here in Africa; Ghana and Rwanda are...
Dr Omary Chillo chillo@ths.or.tz Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have long been associated with the elderly population; however, preliminary findings of my study on this aspect in Tanzania have shown that the young, educated population also faces a high risk of the lifestyle-related diseases (still onging; Chillo et al). At one University, it...
Dr Omary Chillo, MD, PhD chillo@ths.or.tz www.ths.or.tz Twitter: @ChilloThs During pregnancy, women develop several changes in their body functioning (physiology) due to the significant amount of hormones they release to their unborn offspring (foetuses). In connection with this, researchers have, since 1990s, found the benefit of regular physical exercises in pregnant women and suggested...
A prominent human rights defender in Tanzania, Dr Hellen Kijo-Bisimba, has raised five key questions on the government’s motive to immediately put on payroll 258 doctors who had been shortlisted for jobs in Kenya. The country’s President, John Magufuli, has officially “decided,” according to the Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu, that...
Dr Nathanael Sirili, MD, MSc. drnsirili@gmail.com The private health sector in Tanzania can be boosted so that it creates job opportunities for medical doctors who cannot be recruited in government-run health facilities. Read: Tanzania trains more doctors than it can employ-study Firstly, the doctors can be sensitised so that they form associations or...
Dr Hamad Nyembea nyembeah@gmail.com For the first time, I have diagnosed Tetra-Amelia Syndrome in a female child aged about two months; who was born through Caesarian Section (CS) at Singida Regional Hospital in Tanzania, East Africa. Date of birth is 19th February 2017. The child is alive now, as I write. She...
By Dr Samwel Ogillo, CEO, APHFTA It was ironic to hear in the local media that our beloved country, Tanzania, is going to generously offer a helping hand to its neighbor, Kenya, by offering at least 500 medical doctors. As a nation it’s time we should sit together and meditate on the...
Dr Vittorio Msolwa dr.msolwa@gmail.com For the past three decades, the HIV/AIDS pandemic has remained one among the leading causes of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) in Tanzania, with far reaching social and economic consequences. Today, amid a swirl of competing and complex global concerns, we confront a serious new obstacle, theoppressive weight...