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A mass vaccination drive against polio in Southern Africa started Monday, targeting 23 million children under the age of five in the countries of Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. The World Health Organization’s Country office in Tanzania expressed readiness...
Tanzania’s Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu has urged the public to take precautions against yellow fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease that causes acute illness in patients. This comes after the World Health Organisation’s country office in Tanzania informed the ministry...
Kenya’s Ministry of Health has declared an outbreak of yellow fever, an acute illness caused by a virus that’s transmitted by mosquitoes. New cases of the disease have been detected in Isiolo Country, the upper eastern region of Kenya, while...
  Medical tests revealed the patient had “severe venous leakage” in his penis Many men in Africa still suffer Erectile Dysfunction in silence Doctors say the man who underwent the procedure “can now have sex whenever he wants” Surgeons...
The drug baricitinib (a type of drug known as a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis) is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical covid-19 in combination with corticosteroids, says a WHO Guideline Development...
Ensure variety of COVID-19 vaccines are available, major campaign on two-shots needed, scientist urges authorities Government spokesperson cites transport, logistical challenges in Pfizer vaccines delivery Second batch of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive from China The 500,000 doses of...
Just five African countries, less than 10% of Africa’s 54 nations, are projected to hit the year-end target of fully vaccinating 40% of their people, unless efforts to accelerate the pace take off. This comes as the Region grapples...
  Intensify awareness campaign for jabs offered in two doses: experts More than 3.7 million doses expected via COVAX facility Over 85% of 1 million US-donated J&J vaccine doses administered so far  The government of Tanzania is set to receive...
Tanzania is now reporting weekly statistics on COVID-19 in compliance with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, a major shift from its previous approach on the data updates which was seen as inconsistent. Zero new cases have been reported in the last...
Bureaucracy hampers ability to use available resources in tackling new variants, expert The ‘largely undocumented’ progression of the pandemic raises eyebrows Report pinpoints measures to boost genomic sequencing efforts in the region Tanzania has the capacity to detect new...