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Innovative Tools  Boosting Tanzania’s Efforts To Cut Down Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Somewhere in rural Tanzania, a midwife is working alone in a labour ward, with many expectant mothers on schedule to attend to. She must...

Every Medical Test Proved Negative, She Was Still Very Ill

It was 2006. Hajrrath Mohammed had just started Secondary School, with big career dreams ahead of her.  Then, she started experiencing unusual symptoms. However,...

Why We Must Invest In Respectful  Maternal And Newborn Health Services

Treasure Nsubuga was 38 weeks pregnant when she noticed that her unborn baby did not seem to be moving as vigorously as it should....

What It Takes To Raise A Child With Down Syndrome In Tanzania

When Ola* was born, 21 months ago in Mtwara Region, South-eastern Tanzania, his parents looked forward to grooming a healthy baby boy.  But amid...

Rare Diseases: The Stark Reality In Tanzania And Beyond, The-Way Forward

Imagine being one of the few people in the world with a mysterious illness that no one can diagnose and nowhere to turn for...

Tanzania: HIV Self-test Kits Now Available In Pharmacies. What To Expect

A social media post went viral on WhatsApp recently, leaving people wondering if oral HIV-self testing kits are now commercially available in pharmacies across...

Healthcare should focus on the patient, not just the disease: Tanzanian doctor’s experience

Four years ago when I was at St Kizito Hospital in Mikumi, Morogoro Region, I coordinated outreach screening services for hypertension, diabetes, breast, and...

Why we must rethink our strategies on overhead road bridges

Dar es Salaam is among the cities with highest number of commuters in the country, with the majority of these commuters in the young...

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