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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.

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 the Minister of Health, Community...
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) on Friday May 25 awarded Sh399, 470,000 in funding to a team of researchers in medicinal chemistry, led by Professor Eliangiringa Kaale from the School of Pharmacy at Muhimbili University of Health...
Tanzanian Biochemist, Ms Lina Finda and research scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has designed low cost repellent sandals treated with chemical agents known as Transfluthrin which can help people keep away from mosquito bites. The sandals are...
Dr Pedro Pallangyo, a specialist in heart diseases and Head of research and training at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) has won the Young African Researchers Award, 2017. He becomes the first Tanzanian to have won the award...
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 impact this message would have on the...
Dr Nyambura Moremi, a clinical microbiologist at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (Cuhas), is set to connect young health professionals in the field of microbiology in her country. This follows her recent appointment as the 2017...
Boniface Mashaka, the chairman of the Association of Tanzania Health Journalists (ATHJ), is among 13 winners of the “MeRCK More Than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards 2017.” Mashaka won for writing on women who have faced challenges in their families...
Zinga Pharmaceutical Limited is expected to build a Sh70billion pharmaceutical factory in Bagamoyo District, Pwani Region in Tanzania. This has been made possible through a loan secured by UTT Asset Management and Investor Services (UTT AMIS). The construction project is...
Editorial It’s difficult to say something about the campaigns to fight breast cancer in Tanzania without mentioning ‘MEWATA’, the acronym for Medical Women Association of Tanzania—more so, the champions of the association, such as Dr Subilaga Kasesela-Kaganda who passed away...
Can you be both a medical writer and a medical journalist? Yes, but it involves a change in mindset. For example, the information required in an academic conference abstract is very different from that needed for news story on...