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A rare disease affecting the eyes and mouth was diagnosed in a 31 year old man in Mwanza but medical experts fear there could be more patients with this condition. Known as Behçet’s Disease (BD), the condition has no specific...
By Gemma Todd Research Scientist, IHI At Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), we recognise the changing burden of disease and its geography. A team of researchers at IHI have been conducting analysis on urban health in Tanzania alongside the Institute of Health Equity,...
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...
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...
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...
Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) say the efforts to eliminate malaria would finally yield good results if more investment is put in curbing the remaining burden of malaria in rural Tanzania which is now attributed to one...
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...
The largest-ever data set of malaria prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa has revealed a long-term decline of the Plasmodium falciparum(a malaria causing organism) in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900. The study was published Wednesday October 11 in the Journal Nature. Lead Author, Professor Robert...
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...
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...