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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...

MUHAS students now join Tanzania’s growing health information crusade

There is a growing thirst for health information among the public in Tanzania. This seems to have jolted health professionals into action, creating platforms...

What the public must know about spread of TB in Dar es Salaam

Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have identified places in Dar es Salaam where TB is highly transmissible using a new technique to...

Fighting TB in the midst of diabetes: which way for Tanzania?

Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes Mellitus(DM) have come to be known as two diseases that are associated. This poses a major challenge to the measures being taken...

Cure and care beyond social class: A tale of Mwanza city’s Achilles’ heel

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...

Death before arrival: How Tanzania can use software to save lives on the roads

On a sunny afternoon in early December 2015 we got a notification on our mobile phones that a driver — somewhere on Makongoro Road...

Lessons Tanzania must pick from Vietnam, Thailand on Universal Health Coverage

In the ongoing efforts to ensure professional and quality healthcare delivery for all citizens, Tanzania can borrow a leaf from Vietnam and Thailand; two...

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