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...
Two members of The Elders group which encompasses independent former leaders; founded by Nelson Mandela are expected to visit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next week, 13-14 July, to campaign for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). They are Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human...
Dr Deogratius Soka zemkombozi@gmail.com Through my experience in taking care of patients with Sickle Cell Disease(SCD), I have come across a number of cases of people who report to the hospital with irreversible, and at times, life-threatening complications. I have learnt that early detection and diagnosis of SCD—especially if done at a...
Dr. Gerry F. Killeen gkilleen@ihi.or.tz Vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), accounts for most of the unprecedented malaria burden reductions achieved in Tanzania and elsewhere across Africa over the past decade. While these interventions are highly effective, they are however insufficient to eliminate malaria transmission...
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 Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO. This series of chapters, which will be published over the next 6 weeks on...