Do we need international healthcare accreditation?

Today, in his column “Thinking Aloud” that appears in Tanzania’s local daily, The Citizen,  every Thursday,  Zulfiqarali Premji, retired Professor of the  Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas), asks: Do we need...

My 10 years in public health at the World Health Organisation:Dr Chan

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...

What the public must know about spread of TB in Dar es Salaam

Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have identified places in Dar es Salaam where TB is highly transmissible using a new technique to identify the hotspots. The researchers did this by collecting indoor carbon...

Time for universities to wake up, save students from risk of lifestyle diseases

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...

Medical malpractice fueled by greed and unregulated system

By Professor Zul Premji Close friends with medical problems still seek my advice – thanks to digitalization. Recently, someone sent me the picture of an 18-year-old’s big toe: an infected in-growing toenail requiring a minor...

School children; growing ‘tiny targets’ of the tobacco industry in Africa

Dr Syriacus Buguzi Cape Town. As the World Unites for a Tobacco Free Generation at a global conference in Cape Town, South Africa, reports show the tobacco industry is also investing heavily in the counter...

To Young Doctors and Medical Students in Tanzania; Why Did We Choose Medicine?

Dr Julius Kessy juliuskessy45617@gmail.com As I approach the end of my five years of intensive training in medical school, I’m greatly indebted, first, to my parents who have imparted to me the love of learning—my lecturers,...

Fighting TB in the midst of diabetes: which way for Tanzania?

By Anneth-Mwasi Tumbo atumbo@ihi.or.tz Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes Mellitus(DM) have come to be known as two diseases that are associated. This poses a major challenge to the measures being taken globally to eradicate one of them: Tuberculosis . Over the...

On pregnancy and physical fitness, here’s what I would tell every woman

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...

Doctors’ employment paradox in Tanzania: the-5- unanswered-questions: Dr Kijo-Bisimba

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...

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