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An often neglected but life-threatening disease-caused by an organism Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii)—has, over the years, led to a number of deaths among patients admitted in public hospitals across Tanzania, says a new study. A person becomes infected by T.gondii from eating or handling poorly cooked food or raw meat...
A recent study has reported progress in the way doctors communicate to patients receiving surgical care at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), however, researchers have recommended a closer follow-up of the patients who are discharged from the facility after undergoing surgery. Findings of the study, which were published in the...
Tanzania can effectively address maternal health challenges through use of relevant and well-managed data collected from hospitals, a study published in PlosOne suggests. Currently, most data used to gauge Tanzania’s performance in maternal health improvement (maternal mortality ratio), is obtained from population surveys and housing census. However, researchers who carried...
Competency‐based education must be considered in training clinicians after a study raised concerns over skills gaps among recent medical graduates in nine countries, including Tanzania. The study published in the Journal of  Tropical Medicine and International Health, warns that the quality of medical education may weaken further due to...
. Researchers are carrying out a study to establish the complexities behind babies who are born without signs of life (stillbirths) in Mwanza Region, Tanzania. The study, which seeks to find ways of preventing stillbirths and addressing related social and psychological challenges, is targeting community members and healthcare staff in...
By Ernest Nyoni Dar es Salaam. There is need for increased awareness on proper handling of safe drinking water among Mwanza city residents, a new study published in the Tanzania Journal of Health Research has suggested. World Health Organization (WHO) says 88 percent of diarrheal diseases are attributed to drinking unsafe water,...
A digital tool, known as AfyaData, which was developed by researchers at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania can enable people in communities report patients suspected of contracting infectious diseases such as Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Marburg and cholera. The App is available for free download on Google Play...
The Tanzania Medical Journal (TMJ) TMJ is the official journal of the Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT). Currently, it is under the administrative support of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). It is an East-African Centric, peer-reviewed journal with significant emphasis on supporting the dissemination of medical knowledge...
Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have found that the annual risk of Tuberculosis (TB) transmission is highest in prisons, followed by public transport vehicles-particularly among drivers in Dar es Salaam. They have adapted a method for identifying TB transmission hotpots in the city using a new technique that...
The prevalence of malaria in Zanzibar is now at 0.003%, said the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP) Deputy Program Manager, Dr Faiza Abbas, during the Tanzania Health Summit held in Dar es Salaam. Since 2010, it has been kept below 1%, she said during the summit on Tuesday November 14. That...