With a positive story, HIV fight in Tanzania now enters another episode

By Dr Chris Peterson, Medical Writer, Medico PRESS Dar es Salaam. Amid the growing momentum against new HIV infections around the world, Ms Inmi K Patterson, a U.S envoy in Tanzania had positive words for HIV-positive...

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,...

What you must know about Tanzania Medical Journal

The Tanzania Medical Journal (TMJ) TMJ is the official journal of the Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT). It is an East-African Centric, peer-reviewed journal with significant emphasis in supporting the dissemination of medical knowledge...

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...

Doctors are quitting district hospitals in Tanzania.Times have changed, tactics must change

Dr Nathanael Sirili, MD, MSc drnsirili@gmail.com For many years, Tanzania has endeavored to tackle challenges related to Human Resource for Health (HRH), however, the emphasis has been on increasing the number of doctors and therefore flooding...

If you see an accident victim in Mwanza, don’t take photos, call 114

By Marko Hingi and Josephat A Wangwe Before the era of smartphones, certain scenarios were unthinkable but now they are real. Imagine this. That a motor traffic accident occurs somewhere in the city and a...

MUHAS students now join Tanzania’s growing health information crusade

There is a growing thirst for health information among the public in Tanzania. This seems to have jolted health professionals into action, creating platforms that provide the info in various ways. Medical students too, have...

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...

Places where TB is highly transmissible in Dar es Salaam—scientists

Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have found that the annual risk of Tuberculosis (TB) transmission is highest in prisons, followed by public transport vehicles-particularly among drivers in Dar es Salaam. They have adapted...

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