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The new President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced intention to form a technical committee that would advise the government on how to approach the COVID-19 pandemic. Tanzania has—for the past 9 months—approached the pandemic unconventionally, stirring worldwide controversy...
After many months of refuting the existence of COVID-19 in Tanzania, the country's Ministry of Health has finally acknowledged and directly urged precautions against the viral pandemic. However, the absence of scientific data on the extent of the viral...
Simpler and effective HIV treatment shows lasting health impact among pregnant women in Dar es-Salaam Expert explains how families in another region in Tanzania have benefitted from the intervention Pregnant women living with HIV who were put on early...
Tougher action required; including cutting down prices of healthy foods but making junk foods more expensive to limit consumption Expert explains impact of lifestyle-related diseases on individual economy, appeals for early interventions Reports show lifestyle-related diseases...
Ornament or remedy? A plant with sweet-smelling white pink and sometimes blue flowers, known as the Madagascar periwinkle, is popular in homes and gardens across the world as a decoration.  Scientists named it Catharanthus roseus—the species of an evergreen...
As more countries continue reporting the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant across the world, Africa must leverage its expertise in genomic studies to boost the capacity of studying the genetic characteristics of the virus and step up surveillance,...
A COVID-19 test now costs $100(TSh231, 900) for Tanzanians travelling abroad as well as tourists visiting or leaving the country, the government said in its latest guidelines. Residents were initially required to pay TSh40, 000 for the test. The cost...
Alcohol consumption is escalating in Africa due to aggressive marketing strategies particularly targeting young people, researchers say in a review which calls for urgent interventions on boozing in many parts of the continent. Producers of alcohol often use inspirational messages...
Monitoring, screening and administering preventive treatment to individuals who have been in contact with patients newly diagnosed with leprosy, helps curtail transmission of the bacterial infection, potentially reducing the global disease burden, a study says. Researchers say they have evaluated...
Have you ever doubted the accuracy of the ‘500mg’ or ‘250mg’ written on some tablets to signify the strength of the medicine that you obtain at a nearby pharmacy?  Not many people tend to doubt this, yet somewhere in...