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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...
You’ve visited the hospital with a nagging swelling on your skin. Your doctor suggests that a small part of the swelling will be sliced off so that a specialist can examine it and establish what you are actually suffering...
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...
Clinicians have been urged to consider recommending a COVID-19 test for patients who happen to be diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)—a potentially life-threatening illness that develops when a person’s immune system attacks their own nerves. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is often triggered by...
Measures to improve health workers’ behavior and supply of protective gears are urgently needed at health facilities in Tanzania to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, says a study which warns health systems against becoming breeding grounds of infectious...
Parents and guardians must consider seeking medical care for children who wet beds instead of punishing them, say researchers in a study done in Eastern Tanzania, highlighting the need for raising community awareness about the childhood disorder. The researchers say...
Life-saving drug, hydroxyurea used for treating sickle cell disease has shown good response in patients at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Tanzania, says a study whose evidence could help improve lives of people suffering from the genetic disease. Researchers...
Authorities in Tanzania must consider health workers’ marital status, their partners’ job and cultural diversity when posting them to work in rural health facilities, a study suggests. The study carried out in two rural districts of the country (Rombo and...
Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) has unveiled new standards and guidelines for university education, emphasizing, among other things, on the publishing process as a condition for students to graduate in Masters and PHD programmes. TCU’s Executive...