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Characteristics of COVID-19 patients in Tanzania studied amid data scarcity

Average age of COVID-19 patients is 41 years, the study finds The results come at a time when research on COVID-19 in...

Potentially addictive drug sold illegally in Dar es Salaam pharmacies

Unethical practice in pharmacies goes unabated as researchers call for heightened surveillance When abused, the drug could aggravate panic attacks, anxiety, agitation and...

Paper used to support claims that ivermectin reduces COVID-19 hospitalizations withdrawn online

Accepted on site since May 2021, it had been downloaded 11,000 times Preprint server that hosted the paper made the move without...

Domestic research fund efforts begin to pay off as MUHAS unveils recipients

Researchers in Tanzania are beginning to benefit from domestic investment efforts in COVID-19 research following the announcement of eight recipients of the Sh100million research...

Inside Tanzania’s COVID-19 research agenda: The Rise, Fall and Rise again

Tanzania’s research sector is recovering from a year-long official denial of COVID-19, during which researchers did not have the freedom to study the pandemic. ...

Tanzania: Laser treatment could rival eye drops for glaucoma

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...

What’s next for COVID-19 research as MUHAS-Dr Salim family unveil seed fund?

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...

Why Tanzania health researchers want ‘timely’ approvals to study COVID-19

COVID-19 studies are likely to become irrelevant due to delayed ethical approvals Chief Medical Officer cites logistical challenges in final approvals Tanzania opens...

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