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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.

When the country is tense, say at the height of a disease outbreak or other health threats, Oscar Mwashiuya’s job entails being on the scene, tracking the source of trouble and averting it. Mwashiuya is a field epidemiologist or often...
At the age of 91, Callixte Twagirayezu would be mistaken for a person a bit younger than his actual age. He has the natural wrinkles of an old man but, he hasn't slowed down yet. He has endeared himself...
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Professor Tumaini Joseph Nagu, a specialist in internal medicine, to be the Chief Medical Officer. Prof Nagu’s appointment is effective since October 19, said a statement released by Statehouse on Saturday October 22. As Chief...
Professor Said Aboud, a medical doctor and virologist who rose to fame at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania, has taken over the leadership of the country’s largest public health research institution—the National Institute for Medical Research...
Fifteen years after it was hived off from the University of Dar es Salaam—where it was a constituent college—now the full-fledged varsity, the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), is rated higher in world university rankings compared...
Major African research projects have been disrupted after international donors withdrew funding from the continent’s science academy due to a long-running governance crisis, a SciDev.Net investigation has found.  Science and research programmes have been moved from the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to a...
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...