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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...
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,...
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...
It was about five months after her appointment to work as Director in the Office of Africa Regional Director at the World Health Organization (WHO) that I had a rare opportunity to speak to her: Dr Mwele Ntuli Malecela,...
The scientific community in Tanzania and the rest of the world is mourning the death of Dr Mwele Ntuli Malecela who was serving as the World Health Organisation's director of the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). She was the...
Scientist who pioneered the online tool says he found staff strained at major airport Public health alerts rise to 75 per week, government data show COVID-19 cases rise to 33,230 and 789 cumulative deaths reported so far Gone...
In Summary ‘I want to be a role model’, says Tanzania’s first female physician Trust in women doctors has increased in past 50 years Access to healthcare remains a challenge for women in Tanzania When she became Tanzania’s first female...
If not for a friendship card that he exchanged with a newly found pal, Mr Paul Aloyce says he could have missed a clinic appointment—and so his dose of life-saving medication, putting his health at risk. “That day I had...
A Tanzanian medical researcher and innovator, Dr. Lwidiko Edward Mhamilawa, has been recognized by the United Kingdom government for work he has done in grooming young scientists in his country. The medic has been announced as the Commonwealth Point of...