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Dr Nathanael Sirili, MD, MSc. drnsirili@gmail.com The private health sector in Tanzania can be boosted so that it creates job opportunities for medical doctors who cannot be recruited in government-run health facilities. Read: Tanzania trains more doctors than it can employ-study Firstly, the...
Set on the pristine shores and the blue waters of Lake Victoria, is Tanzania’s second largest city, Mwanza; fondly known to the locals as “The Rock City.” But, underlying the good-looking and naturally carved rocks by the shores for which...
As a growing number of countries impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new Omicron variant, World Health Organization (WHO) urges countries to follow science and the International Health Regulations (2005). Travel restrictions may play...
Zul Premji, born 67 years ago in Iringa, Southern Tanzania, is a scientist who has seen the highs and lows of the country’s health system—its triumphs and failures. He has largely spent his 40-year career in public health at...
Dr Hamad Nyembea nyembeah@gmail.com For the first time, I have diagnosed Tetra-Amelia Syndrome in a female child aged about two months; who was born through Caesarian Section (CS) at Singida Regional Hospital in Tanzania, East Africa. Date of birth is 19th...
Globally, 400 million people lack access to basic health services and millions of others are increasingly getting impoverished because of high out-of-pocket healthcare costs. The urgent need to address this challenge, more so through Public Private Partnerships (PPP), cannot...
It was ironic to hear in the local media that our beloved country, Tanzania, is going to generously offer a helping hand to its neighbor, Kenya, by offering at least 500 medical doctors. As a nation it’s time we should...
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 of the mosquito-borne disease in the Indian Ocean Archipelago remains elusive. For the past decade, the...
There is danger in their music. They party in our bedrooms all night, and boastfully lift their bloody abdomens while jigging on our insecticide-treated bed nets. We may think we understand them, yet this is only one slice in...
On Wednesday July 1st last year, we woke up to the news that Tanzania had become a lower-middle-income country. The World Bank (WB) announced the milestone five years earlier than the expected timeframe. This by far remains one of...