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 by 2030. This is, if type 2 diabetes cases continue to increase, new report by The...
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 follows news that doctors in public hospitals in Kenya on Thursday inked a deal with...
July 1, 2017, was his first day in office. It’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new Director General of the World Health Organization. In his vision statement, published on WHO website, Dr Tedros envisions the following things as he takes helms: A world in which everyone can live healthy, productive lives I...
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 in his country and beyond. He is expected to begin his five-year term on 1...
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 mosquito bites. The sandals are still on pilot for two years. Ms Lina Finda, who trained...
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 at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City in United States. Toyota Coaster Van they were travelling in...
For the first time in 10 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has laid down a new strategy calling on governments to eliminate malaria. Eliminating malaria, according to experts, means a complete worldwide reduction to zero new cases of the disease through deliberate efforts. It’s different from eradication; which is the...
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, aged 55, will now be working for the WHO-Afro offices in Brazzaville, the Republic of...
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 Tuesday this week, in Tanzania, over 150 young doctors had already applied for the recently...
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 said the medics would be given two-to-three year contracts, and would be posted to national,...