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...
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 smartphone application known as the “Safe Delivery App (SDA), has been introduced in Tanzania. It has already been tested in Ethiopia and found to work, see VIDEO here. When it is rolled out across the country, birth attendants will be able to download the App from Google Play and...
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 who carried out the two-year study are urging the...
By Dr Joel Msafiri Francis joelmf@hsph.harvard.edu Only a few studies from sub-Saharan Africa have investigated the alcohol concentration found in local brews and this has led to substantial uncertainty over the alcohol levels consumed by people who are fond of the locally brewed beer. In Tanzania, we are aware of two studies...
  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 diseases. Researchers who carried out the study in 18 regions...
Pharmacists at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) say they now have preliminary evidence proving that Octopus Soup—popular in Tanzania as Supu ya Pweza—can indeed boost sexual desire in males. However, the study whose findings have not yet been published in any science journal, was carried out in...
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...
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...