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Tanzania: What COVID-19 portends for cancer patients, caregivers

Around the world, almost everyone is talking about COVID-19, a pandemic disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2); whose outbreak was first reported in...

WHO: What Tanzanian medics ought to tell public on coronavirus and why

Tanzania is one of the 13 top priority African countries earmarked by World Health Organization (WHO) for interventions on novel coronavirus due to the...

Gaps we can bridge with strong public-private partnership in healthcare

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....

Treatment-resistant malaria: are we winning the battle?

The history of resistance to antimalarials in Africa is not a happy one. At one time, chloroquine was the leading recommended treatment against malaria....

Why malaria mosquitoes still dance in our bedrooms

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...

Why Tanzania must boost research on human genetics

Elsewhere around the world, scientists are deciphering new ways of identifying the genes that are involved in human disease. This has also helped in...

Doctors are quitting district hospitals in Tanzania.Times have changed, tactics must change

For many years, Tanzania has endeavored to tackle challenges related to Human Resource for Health (HRH), however, the emphasis has been on increasing the...

If you see an accident victim in Mwanza, don’t take photos, call 114

Before the era of smartphones, certain scenarios were unthinkable but now they are real. Imagine this. That a motor traffic accident occurs somewhere in...

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