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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...
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...
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...
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...
Your article on this website, titled: Tanzania: Why doctors quit practice for non-medical jobs, raises pertinent issues for our healthcare systems, not only for Tanzania but East Africa and may be Africa in general. The migration of trained health personnel...
Past modelling shows 50% may not be practising medicine by 2025 Some doctors say there is more creativity in private sector such as NGOs, than public sector Researchers call for innovative ways to retain medical doctors in practice The...
When I graduated from medical school as a doctor about a decade ago, I knew for sure that I was entering the world of medical practice as a novice, with so much ahead of me to learn—and that’s the...
You’ve visited the hospital with a nagging swelling on your skin. Your doctor suggests that a small part of the swelling will be sliced off so that a specialist can examine it and establish what you are actually suffering...
The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is beginning to reclaim its lost glory. It was the first university in Tanzania to offer a medical degree, way back in 1968 but almost 40 years later, the varsity stopped producing...
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 their own nerves. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is often triggered...