Dr Malecela appointed new Director at the WHO-Africa

Dr Mwele Macelela, former Director General of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania, has been appointed as Director in the Office of Africa Regional Director at the World Health Organisation(WHO). Dr Malecela,...

Medical interns in Kenya to earn over USD1, 900 in latest salary deal

The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed with the Council of Governors (CoG) will see the lowest-paid doctor (intern) earn Ksh206, 989, including allowances, says BD’s report. In Tanzanian money, that’s around Sh 4, 462,830. This...

After TZ’s tragic bus accident: Here’s the American Hospital where 3 surviving pupils will...

Three pupils—Wilson, Sadia and Doreen; who survived a horrific road accident that killed 33 school children, two teachers and a driver in Northern Tanzania, on May 6, are scheduled to receive super-specialised medical care...

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...

First African, a non-medic; wins top post as Director General of WHO

Member States of World Health Organization have elected an Ethiopian leader, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 52, as the new Director-General of the WHO. Dr Tedros is a biologist who metamorphosed into a public health authority...

Tanzanian biochemist develops sandals that can protect people from mosquito bites

Tanzanian Biochemist, Ms Lina Finda and research scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has designed low cost repellent sandals treated with chemical agents known as Transfluthrin which can help people keep away from...

After done-deal with TZ, now Kenya seeks Cuban specialists

Business Daily Africa reports that Kenya is now seeking surgeons and medical specialists from Cuba. This comes just a few days after the country sealed a deal to hire 500 general physicians from Tanzania. By...

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...

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...

Heard of public hospitals offering IVF? East Africa set for the first

Women with infertility problems in East Africa will soon benefit from the first ever public hospital to offer in vitro fertilization (IVF) services in the region, reports Angela Oketch for the Nation. The fertility centre...

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