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COVID-19: How Tanzanian health facilities can contain rather than fuel spread

Measures to improve health workers’ behavior and supply of protective gears are urgently needed at health facilities in Tanzania to curb the spread of...

Why you shouldn’t whip your child for bed-wetting: study

Parents and guardians must consider seeking medical care for children who wet beds instead of punishing them, say researchers in a study done in...

Sickle cell patients in Tanzania respond well to drug:study

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...

Concern as health workers migrate within rural areas in Tanzania

Authorities in Tanzania must consider health workers’ marital status, their partners’ job and cultural diversity when posting them to work in rural health facilities,...

Indoor spraying methods must be reviewed as mosquitoes ‘get smarter’

Since 1960s, the spraying of insecticides inside houses to kill mosquitoes has been an integral part of the efforts to prevent malaria in Tanzania....

Zanzibar’s final push to eliminate malaria: The tough journey ahead

Despite the high coverage with essential malaria control strategies, such as the use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) and indoor spraying in Zanzibar, elimination...

Why hospital authorities in Tanzania must be concerned about T. gondii

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...

How Tanzania can use hospital-based data to improve maternal health

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...

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