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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...
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...
Monitoring, screening and administering preventive treatment to individuals who have been in contact with patients newly diagnosed with leprosy, helps curtail transmission of the bacterial infection, potentially reducing the global disease burden, a study says. Researchers say they have evaluated...
Large-scale food fortification has helped reduce folic acid deficiency among urban women of child-bearing age in Tanzania, a study says. The WHO recommends that pregnant women take an oral supplement of 400 micrograms of folic acid daily to prevent maternal...
Clinicians have been urged to consider recommending a COVID-19 test for patients who happen to be diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)—a potentially life-threatening illness that develops when a person’s immune system attacks their own nerves. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is often triggered...
Scientists in Tanzania have discovered a new kind of bacterium which was causing sporadic outbreaks of infections among newly born babies at Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza region. The new bacterial species, which has been named Enterobacter bugandensis, poses...
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...
Parents and guardians must consider seeking medical care for children who wet beds instead of punishing them, say researchers in a study done in Eastern Tanzania, highlighting the need for raising community awareness about the childhood disorder. The researchers say...
Simpler and effective HIV treatment shows lasting health impact among pregnant women in Dar es-Salaam Expert explains how families in another region in Tanzania have benefitted from the intervention Pregnant women living with HIV who were put on early...
The demand and willingness to buy insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) could increase coverage in malaria-endemic areas in Tanzania, a new study by researchers from Tanzania and the United States says. In Tanzania, it is still challenging to achieve the WHO recommendation...