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Major African research projects have been disrupted after international donors withdrew funding from the continent’s science academy due to a long-running governance crisis, a SciDev.Net investigation has found.  Science and research programmes have been moved from the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to a...
Business trip to Zanzibar opens new opportunity for seaweed farming ventureCalls being made to protect the endangered seaweeds from bugsScientists eye rewarding business from promoting health benefits of marine plant When Nancy Iraba was asked by her better half, Jerry...
An innovative bed net that immobilises mosquitoes by making them unable to move or fly could reduce malaria infection in children significantly, says a trial study done in Tanzanian communities. The mosquito dies from starvation or being unable to fend...
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...