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...

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...

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...

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...

Malaria prevalence in Zanzibar cut to 0.003%

The prevalence of malaria in Zanzibar is now at 0.003%, said the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP) Deputy Program Manager, Dr Faiza Abbas, during the Tanzania Health Summit held in Dar es Salaam. Since 2010,...

Cost of diabetes to rise in Kenya, Tanzania &Ethiopia-up to USD16.2 billion by 2030

As sub-Saharan African countries grapple with the rising trend of diabetes, new estimates suggest that the cost associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year...

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...

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