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Why short-term projects aren’t a good idea for addressing NCDs in Tanzania

People afflicted with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cancer need long-term health interventions,…

Innovation renews hope for near-elimination of leprosy

Monitoring, screening and administering preventive treatment to individuals who have been in contact with patients…

Why Tanzania’s newly accredited pharma laboratory sets standards for Africa

Have you ever doubted the accuracy of the ‘500mg’ or ‘250mg’ written on some tablets…

What clinicians must know about COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Clinicians have been urged to consider recommending a COVID-19 test for patients who happen to…

Opportunity for Tanzanian scientists to communicate and excel through MedicoVoices &MwanaSayansi

The knowledge or innovative project idea you generate through research or ideation must help policy…

If you see an accident victim in Mwanza, don’t take photos, call 114

Before the era of smartphones, certain scenarios were unthinkable but now they are real. Imagine…

I fear for Tanzanians if new British study on antibiotics makes big news at home

When I read about the new review by British specialists; which urges doctors to stop…

Why UDSM revived medical degree programme

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is beginning to reclaim its lost glory. It…

Relief for uninsured patients as sickle cell drug Okayed in Tanzania

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Tanzania has been tasked to slot into its…

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Why Tanzania’s newly accredited pharma laboratory sets standards for Africa

Have you ever doubted the accuracy of the ‘500mg’ or ‘250mg’ written on some tablets to signify the strength of the medicine that you obtain at a nearby pharmacy?  Not many people…

What clinicians must know about COVID-19 and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Clinicians have been urged to consider recommending a COVID-19 test for patients who happen to be diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)—a potentially life-threatening illness that develops when a person’s immune system attacks…

Why short-term projects aren’t a good idea for addressing NCDs in Tanzania

People afflicted with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cancer need long-term health interventions, however, in most low- and middle-income countries; including Tanzania, projects designed to address such diseases at community…

Innovation renews hope for near-elimination of leprosy

Monitoring, screening and administering preventive treatment to individuals who have been in contact with patients newly diagnosed with leprosy, helps curtail transmission of the bacterial infection, potentially reducing the global disease burden,…

Opportunity for Tanzanian scientists to communicate and excel through MedicoVoices &MwanaSayansi

The knowledge or innovative project idea you generate through research or ideation must help policy makers and the public to make informed decisions. But, how accessible to the public and policy makers…

If you see an accident victim in Mwanza, don’t take photos, call 114

Before the era of smartphones, certain scenarios were unthinkable but now they are real. Imagine this. That a motor traffic accident occurs somewhere in the city and a 30-year old man is…

I fear for Tanzanians if new British study on antibiotics makes big news at home

When I read about the new review by British specialists; which urges doctors to stop telling their patients to finish an entire course of antibiotics, the first thing I imagined was the…

Relief for uninsured patients as sickle cell drug Okayed in Tanzania

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Tanzania has been tasked to slot into its schemes a sickle cell disease drug hydroxyurea produced by Swiss pharma giant Novartis, a move that could…

COVID-19: How Tanzanian health facilities can contain rather than fuel spread

Measures to improve health workers’ behavior and supply of protective gears are urgently needed at health facilities in Tanzania to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, says a study which warns health…

Why you shouldn’t whip your child for bed-wetting: study

Parents and guardians must consider seeking medical care for children who wet beds instead of punishing them, say researchers in a study done in Eastern Tanzania, highlighting the need for raising community…

Covid-19: Best practices for religious leaders issued by WHO

Background Religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and faith communities can play a major role in saving lives and reducing illness related to COVID-19.[1] They are a primary source of support, comfort, guidance, and…

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