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...

W.H.O to establish a medical emergency hub in Kenya

Kenya has been chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa to host the World health Emergency Hub in Nairobi, according to latest information on http://www.health.go.ke The Hub which will act as...

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...

MAT: “We don’t want our 500 TZ doctors to go.” Kenya insists they begin...

The 500 doctors who the Kenyan government requested from Tanzania are expected to start working in Kenyan heath facilities in the first week of April, Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has said. Dr Mailu...

Demand, willingness to pay for bed nets high in Tanzania, new study shows

The demand and willingness to buy insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) could increase coverage in malaria-endemic areas in Tanzania, a new study by researchers from Tanzania and the United States says. In Tanzania, it is still challenging...

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...

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,...

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,...

Fighting TB in the midst of diabetes: which way for Tanzania?

By Anneth-Mwasi Tumbo atumbo@ihi.or.tz Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes Mellitus(DM) have come to be known as two diseases that are associated. This poses a major challenge to the measures being taken globally to eradicate one of them: Tuberculosis . Over the...

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...

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