Mugabe appointed ‘goodwill ambassador’ by World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a "goodwill ambassador" to help tackle non-communicable diseases. The WHO asked Mugabe to serve in the role to help tackle non-communicable diseases...

Rabies kills 1,500 people annually in Tanzania

Some 1,500 people die annually from rabies in the United Republic of Tanzania alone, according to scientific estimates. Official numbers are lower, because many cases are not reported and not all reported cases appear in...

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...

Women in Tanzania give birth to more children than in Ethiopia, Rwanda. Kenya the...

A newly released report shows Tanzanian women give birth to more children compared to their counterparts in Rwanda and Ethiopia. Kenyan women are having the lowest number of children in East Africa. This means that...

Back from US Hospital: God’s Hand Evident as Tanzania Crash Survivors Return Home

The Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 heads back to East Africa today as three Tanzanian children joyfully return home after receiving critically needed medical care in Sioux City, Iowa. The threesome were the only survivors of a...

UN: resistance to ARVs is growing, countries must shift to alternatives

United Nation’s Health Agency, the World Health Organization (WHO) alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The WHO warns...

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...

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...

Now official: New W.H.O Director General occupies office with a vision, read it here…

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...

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...

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