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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,...
In Summary Glaucoma affects one in every 25 people aged 40 years and above in Sub-Saharan Africa Laser treatment could reduce eye pressure and prevent blindness from glaucoma But the high level of skill required could limit its use...
Fresh concerns over Tanzania’s capacity to support own COVID-19 research Family of former PM raises Sh100million amid calls for more funding Companies have moral duty to protect health, says one of top scientists Tanzanian scientists have called on local...
COVID-19 studies are likely to become irrelevant due to delayed ethical approvals Chief Medical Officer cites logistical challenges in final approvals Tanzania opens space for research on COVID-19, allowing many to submit applications Health researchers in Tanzania have called...
In Summary Malaria vaccine recommended for use in children across Sub-Saharan Africa Historic moment’ broadly welcomed but concerns raised over distribution Vaccine protection ‘incomplete’, other interventions remain vital The World Health Organization’s recommendation of broad deployment of the first...
In Summary Over 1.2 million cases and 18,703 deaths from typhoid occur in Sub-Saharan Africa annually Study finds typhoid vaccine to be 84 per cent effective in preventing the disease in children It is hoped other African countries...
The World Health Organisation(WHO) on Wednesday recommended widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine for children in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions where the parasite that causes malaria spreads. With 93% of Tanzania’s population living in malaria transmission areas,...
Bureaucracy hampers ability to use available resources in tackling new variants, expert The ‘largely undocumented’ progression of the pandemic raises eyebrows Report pinpoints measures to boost genomic sequencing efforts in the region Tanzania has the capacity to detect new...
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...