Dr Marko Hingi Streets don’t give rise to children; yet on many streets in Mwanza and Tanzania in general, a large number of children find their homes in those streets—one would think streets are parents to these children. And, as each day unfolds, the number of these children keeps increasing. The...
The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees for the post of Director-General of WHO. Get to hear them speak about themselves here: David Nabarro Watch Dr Nabaro speak about himself here, VIDEO. The Government of the...
  Dr Mwele Malecela, Director in the Office of the Regional Director WHO/AFRO, has been awarded the 2017 Kyelem Prize alongside Professor David Molyneux from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). This comes as a result of the key role the two experts (Dr Malecela and Prof Molyneux) have played...
When you find an Assistant Medical Officer(AMO) doing a job of a doctor, “that means task shifting,’’ says Professor David Mwakusya in a documentary featuring the weaknesses and strengths of AMOs in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region—that was seven years ago. The situation has not changed for the better until...
There is a growing thirst for health information among the public in Tanzania. This seems to have jolted health professionals into action, creating platforms that provide the info in various ways. Medical students too, have not been left out in the crusade, Medico PRESS has established. Just last month (January 28),...
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 this week. Dr Kaganda breathed her last on Wednesday, May 17th...
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 still on pilot for two years. Ms Lina Finda, who trained...
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 since 2014 when the programme was initiated. JKCI, a National Specialized...
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 and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). The funding, handed over to the researchers...
Professor Esther Mwaikambo, now aged 77, was (this week) on Wednesday September 2017 presented a distinguished award for being Tanzania’s first female medical doctor. She overcame significant poverty to get an education, and eventually, to become the country’s female medical doctor. Esther traveled to Moscow to do her medical studies...