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...

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...

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...

Cure and care beyond social class: A tale of Mwanza city’s Achilles’ heel

Dr Nyambura Moremi nyamburasogone@gmail.com Set on the pristine shores and the blue waters of Lake Victoria, is Tanzania’s second largest city, Mwanza; fondly known to the locals as “The Rock City.” But, underlying the good-looking and naturally...

115 years of malaria in Africa-: new study in 43 countries shows decline in...

The largest-ever data set of malaria prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa has revealed a long-term decline of the Plasmodium falciparum(a malaria causing organism) in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900. The study was published Wednesday October 11 in the...

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...

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...

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