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Tanzania: Private Lab Gets Global Recognition

 Lancet Laboratories has become Tanzania's first private medical lab to be accredited internationally.   It has been accredited by the International Organisation for Standardisation.   The award was issued by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS), according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Lancet Laboratories Tanzania Limited.   That means results from the laboratory tests meet.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: How Whatsapp Is Used to Fight Cancer in Tanzania

 There is a sickening upsurge of fake cancer information in Tanzania, yet not many people fully understand the disease, its symptoms and how to surmount the barriers of seeking medical help.   Efforts by cancer experts are yet to yield results in demystifying the disease and curbing fake info, such as the fast-spreading half-baked reports of claimed cancer "cures," and frightening stories on social media, which tend to link.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: Dar Among Top Global Fund Beneficiaries

 TANZANIA is among five leading beneficiaries of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, having pocketed 1.9 billion US dollars (about 4tri/-) between 2003 and March, 2017.   Former President Benjamin Mkapa revealed in Geita region's Chato District during the handover ceremony for health servants' 50 houses yesterday. Geita, Simiyu and Kagera regions received 20, 20 and 10 housing units,.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017


 Tanzanian children with hearing impairments no longer have to leave the shores of their country to obtain life-changing surgery. The renowned Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has launched electronic cochlear implants which replace the damaged inner ear functions by actually transmitting signals to the brain.   Five children have presently undergone the surgical procedures, and have been placed under palliative care and engaged in.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Medical supplies to be delivered by drone in Tanzania with British government backing

 A trial of drone-delivered medical supplies in Tanzania is to be funded in part by the UK government, according to reports.   Also involving Silicon Valley start-up Zipline, the scheme is aiming to reduce the amount of time it takes to get blood and other medical supplies around the country.   According to the BBC, the Department for International Development (Dfid) is backing the scheme, which Zipline is already running in.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: 100 Health Centres to Be Built, Says Govt

  The government will start constructing 100 health centres in various parts of the country next month, Parliament was told yesterday.   The minister of State in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Mr Selemani Jafo, said the government was in final stages of the tendering process.   He said the government was committed to providing better and affordable health services.   He was.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzanian Government is financing a lot of different health care development projects

In its endeavor to accommodate to the current and future needs of the East Africa’s citizens and develop the East Africa’s health care sector in terms of quality, standards and the level of services provided, the Tanzanian Government is financing a lot of different health care development projects with its ever so increasing budget allocation towards the same. In this context, Tanzanias MedExpo Exhibition 2017 will kick off its.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th June 2017

World's First Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Africa

Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day (25.04.2017).   A pilot program testing the first ever malaria vaccine will begin in Africa in 2018, the World Health Organization has said. Children and babies in high-risk areas in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will receive the RTS,S vaccine, which is also known as.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 28th April 2017

Tanzania to Send 500 Doctors to Kenya to Ease Health Strike Burden

Tanzania has announced a plan to send 500 doctors to Kenya after a doctors' strike paralyzed health services in the neighboring country for months. Kenyan doctors, however, say the government should not hire any foreign doctors but instead employ the more than 1,000 trained physicians who are unemployed.   Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced the plan to dispatch the doctors after a recent meeting in Dar es Salaam with a visiting.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 23rd March 2017

Kenya: Online Medical Service Launched in Kenya

Nairobi — A comprehensive online health solution that will allow patients to access medical consultation has been launched in Kenya.   ConnectMed, which allows patients to get in touch with a doctor anytime, anywhere, will last for at least 15 minutes between 8am to 11pm throughout the week at a consultation fee of Sh1,200.   Chief Executive of ConnectMed, Melissa McCoy says 50 licensed medical doctors from both the private.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd March 2017

Kenya: Govt to Introduce HIV Prevention Drug, High Risk People to get First Access

The Kenyan government will next month roll out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus.   The drug, known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus before being made accessible to the rest of the population.   This is after pilot studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda showed that if taken once daily, the drugs can prevent HIV infection by more.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 14th March 2017

Kenya: Steps to Improve Access to Health Care for Deaf People

Junie* wakes up early in the morning. She's ill and preparing for a doctor's visit in one of the public hospitals.   When she arrives at 6.30am it's overflowing with patients. By noon she becomes anxious, irritated and approaches the nurse seeking an explanation for the six-hour delay.   Only when the nurse explains that they have been calling out her name since early morning, does it strike the nurse that Junie is deaf. She.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 13th March 2017

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