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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 Secretary Prof Charles Kihampa told local media that the third...
In Ifakara, a small rural town of Kilombero District, Morogoro Region, south central Tanzania, a team of young researchers is striving to improve people’s health and well-being, despite working in remote areas with limited funds and resources. One of them is Dr Herry Mapesi, a physician researcher who has teamed...
Mosquito-proofing houses using window screens should be prioritised as a malaria control strategy, with new evidence suggesting it could “reduce the global burden” of the disease, experts say. Window screening, the covering of windows or roof space with a material which can allow air flow but prevent entry of insects...
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...