Tanzania’s new digital App that can track Ebola and other epidemics

A digital tool, known as AfyaData, which was developed by researchers at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania can enable people in communities report patients suspected of contracting infectious diseases such as Ebola,...

Can you test yourself for HIV? Tanzania on plan to offer this service

The government of Tanzania is contemplating about initiating self-testing programs for HIV in an effort to curtail transmission of the virus, says the Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr...

Abuja Declaration is not binding, Tanzania health minister tells parliament

Tanzania’s minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu on Friday April 20 told the parliament that her country was not bound to raising its healthcare budget to keep up with...

Tanzania gets new World Health Organization representative

The World Health Organization country office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, announced the arrival of the newly appointed acting WHO Representative, Dr Adiele Onyeze. Dr Onyeze, a Nigerian, shared two key principles when he addressed...

Poor quality medicines prompt African scientists to meet in Dar es Salaam

Due to growing concerns over sub-standard medicine in Africa, scientists, state and non-state actors from across the continent are this week (February 12-15) meeting in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam to discuss how...

Minister directs relocation of internal medicine department, doctors’ meeting postponed

Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu has directed that specialists working and the patients admitted in the department of Internal Medicine of the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) must be relocated to a new medical centre at...

100 patients on target for kidney transplant at Muhimbili in 2018

Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) plans to carry out kidney transplant surgery on 100 patients or more in the year 2018. This follows the hospital’s first ever successful procedure on a 30-year old female school...

Muhimbili performs its first successful kidney transplant surgery

For the first time, doctors at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in collaboration with foreign experts, have successfully performed kidney transplant surgery. The Hospital’s Senior Public Relations Officer, Mr Aminiel Algaesha has informed the media that...

Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia earmarked for cancer support from America and Swiss organizations

@medicopress.tz Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia are three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa which have been earmarked for improvement of cancer interventions by health agencies from United States of America and Switzerland. The American Society for Clinical Pathology...

New Global Fund Executive Director Sands receives green light at Africa malaria alliance

The Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), Joy Phumaphi on November 14  welcomed the appointment of Peter Sands as the new Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and...

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