Screening sickle cell at birth: Surest way to rescue Tanzanians from complications, death

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,...

IHI: We are committed to fighting malaria in Tanzania through developing, testing new tools

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...

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...

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...

Doctors’ joblessness in TZ: Reflections on how to harness the private sector

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...

Doctor:I’ve diagnosed a rare case of girl- born-without-legs-and-arms in Tanzania

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....

500 doctors to Kenya: How TZ starves in the middle of plenty

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...

Why TZ needs a new “catalyst” to speed up HIV/AIDS efforts

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...

Zika: We must be ready for the long haul

By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO On 1 February 2016, I declared that the Zika outbreak sweeping through the Americas was a public health emergency of international concern. That was not an easy call. But...

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