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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...
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...
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...
A COVID-19 test now costs $100(TSh231, 900) for Tanzanians travelling abroad as well as tourists visiting or leaving the country, the government said in its latest guidelines. Residents were initially required to pay TSh40, 000 for the test. The cost...
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...
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...
Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations have agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly. In a joint statement,...
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...