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Tanzania’s health minister Dr Dorothy Gwajima has officially ruled out government plans to secure COVID-19 vaccines; days after the president of the country claimed “vaccines are not a good thing.” The World Health Organization (WHO)-Africa Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti last...
Tanzania signalled in recent weeks that it would embark on COVID-19 vaccination plans after the Chief Medical Officer Prof Abel Makubi said a team of local scientists were assessing the aptness of the vaccines being touted worldwide. As Tanzanians await...
.  Algeria's Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. This follows Africa’s first COVID-19 case which was reported earlier this month in Egypt. The virus continues to spread in China and cases...
  President cites reports from regional hospital in Dar es-Salaam. No statistics revealed WHO-Africa in preliminary steps to ensure Tanzania gets COVID-19 vaccine in weeks The Tanzanian government has officially confirmed the presence of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in the...
A global pharmaceutical company Novartis has entered a reviewed partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a move aimed at improving access of medicines to treat leprosy in affected countries up to the end of 2025. The partnership was...
Tanzania has on Monday May 3(2021) issued a new COVID-19 travel advisory, introducing additional layers of check-ups and precautionary measures to curb the pandemic. There will be "enhanced screening" of travellers and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those arriving from...
Regulators from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa have participated in World Health Organization’s global assessments for the three COVID-19 vaccines which have so far received Emergency Use Listing, says WHO-Africa. The WHO said in a statement that a Vaccine...
Less than 2% of the 690 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to date globally have been in Africa, says the World Health Organisation. Most countries received vaccines only five weeks ago and in small quantities, stated the WHO, through its...
A rise in COVID-19 cases in India has prompted Tanzania’s Ministry of Health to renew its public health call, urging citizens to take precautions against the spread of SARS-CoV-2. About 50,000 people of Indian origin live in Tanzania and...
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...