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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...
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...
Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Science Director, Dr. Fredros Okumu, is among 41 scientists from around the globe selected by philanthropies as international research scholars. Dr Okumu (pictured) and other scientists from 16 countries have been chosen as International 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...
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...
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...
On a sunny afternoon in early December 2015 we got a notification on our mobile phones that a driver — somewhere on Makongoro Road in Mwanza city — got into a road crash and was entrapped in the wreckage. That...
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...
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...
The history of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI)—Tanzania’s major cancer centre—dates as far back as the colonial times when the institute was a German Government Hospital. ORCI is located along the Indian Ocean, about 200 meters from the beach...