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The Ifakara Health Institute(IHI) has launched a trial for a novel rabies vaccine in human volunteers in Tanzania. The vaccine is designed for use as single-dose regimen, according to scientists at IHI. Currently approved human vaccines require repeated dosing, limiting their...
Children who sleep more often under insecticide-treated bed nets have more than 40 per cent higher likelihood of surviving into adulthood than their counterparts who use bed nets less often, a study suggests. Researchers have been exploring whether early malaria control interventions guarantee...
Average age of COVID-19 patients is 41 years, the study finds The results come at a time when research on COVID-19 in Tanzania is still in its infancy stages Independent scientist uses the data to call into...
Dar es Salaam is among the cities with highest number of commuters in the country, with the majority of these commuters in the young economically productive age. Overhead pedestrian bridges were not a common thing in sub-Saharan Africa and...
Pedestrians in Dar es Salaam risk crossing multiple lanes with heavy traffic on roads despite the presence of overhead bridges, with most of them saying the bridges are too long to cross, a study says. This comes at the time...
Accepted on site since May 2021, it had been downloaded 11,000 times Preprint server that hosted the paper made the move without asking the authors Retraction Watch has reported that the scientific paper which claims that treating COVID-19...
Researchers in Tanzania are beginning to benefit from domestic investment efforts in COVID-19 research following the announcement of eight recipients of the Sh100million research fund donated by the family of retired Tanzanian leader and former secretary general of the...
Using lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased teenage pregnancies and school dropouts, a study finds. Researchers say they conducted the study to determine whether the restrictions enforced in rural Kenya in 2020 caused harm to...
Tanzania’s research sector is recovering from a year-long official denial of COVID-19, during which researchers did not have the freedom to study the pandemic.  Much of what transpired in the research community during that time, and what has changed...
As a medical doctor working in Tanzania—and having been on the frontline in treating COVID-19 patients, I am still preoccupied by memories of what transpired during the three “unique” phases of the pandemic in the country: the official outbreak,...