It means a lot for Tanzania; this Tokyo historic event on universal health coverage

Dr Samuel Ogillo, CEO of APHTA Greetings from Tokyo. Today, December 14, we are witnessing major commitments by the international community to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) 2030. In the room, at Tokyo Prince Hotel, we have...

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...

Cure and care beyond social class: A tale of Mwanza city’s Achilles’ heel

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...

Death before arrival: How Tanzania can use software to save lives on the roads

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...

Lessons Tanzania must pick from Vietnam, Thailand on Universal Health Coverage-Prof Kiwara

  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...

The politics behind choice of Mugabe at WHO: Take of Zim scholar from Oxford

Simukai Chigudu, Follow these Tweets; I've been asked what I think of #MugabeAtWHO a few times & despite writing my PhD on health politics in #Zimbabwe I'm not sure what to say It was obviously a political...

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...

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...

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...

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