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CPD aims to ensure that, post-graduation, healthcare workers have the capacity to practice safely, effectively, and competently to meet changing societal healthcare needs–advances in medicine, revised scopes of practice (task sharing), and emerging health conditions.

Dr Stella Mpagama, a physician scientist at the Kibong'oto Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kilimanjaro Region, has bagged the Dr. Maria Kamm Best Female Scientist Award offered by the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), joining the long list of...
Dr Anange Fred Lwilla, an epidemiologist at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) has won the Dr Mwelecele Malecela Memorial Award named after one of world’s respected researchers on Neglected Tropical Diseases who died in February 2022. Dr Lwilla,...
The World Health Organisation has announced updates on new Tuberculosis antigen-based skin tests for the diagnosis of TB infection. The Tuberculosis antigen-based skin tests (TBST), a new class of tests to diagnose TB infection, have been evaluated by the WHO...
Ms Fidesta Swai is safe at home in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania after being evacuated from Ukraine where she was studying to become a medical doctor. The fear of losing her life in the war-zone has faded, but the future...
It's two years since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. Calls for pandemic preparedness that were made before the viral disease became known, have resulted in meaningful action at Mwananyamala Regional Referral Hospital during the outbreak. An old, dilapidated building existed...
A social media post went viral on WhatsApp recently, leaving people wondering if oral HIV-self testing kits are now commercially available in pharmacies across Tanzania. Not many people were able to explain the post, not even the medics—except a...
Patient opts not to receive cancer treatment despite efforts to save his lifeResearcher leading the doctors explains why the case is rareElectrical signals controlling  patient’s heartbeats were completely blocked For over 30 years, a 67-year old man, retired agromechanic from...
Four years ago when I was at St Kizito Hospital in Mikumi, Morogoro Region, I coordinated outreach screening services for hypertension, diabetes, breast, and cervical cancer as part of creating and raising community awareness on Non-communicable Diseases in the...
Unethical practice in pharmacies goes unabated as researchers call for heightened surveillance When abused, the drug could aggravate panic attacks, anxiety, agitation and acute psychosis Recent crackdown on illegal dispensing of prescription-only drugs yet to bear fruit Researchers...
The World Health Organization (WHO) Eleventh Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has now come into effect, with the latest update going online today. The ICD provides a common language that allows health professionals to share standardized information...