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Tanzania: Call for Joint Efforts to Fight Cancer, TB

 Residents and various health stakeholders have been urged to cooperate with the government, regional health facilities and councils to ensure a promise to increase the budget for testing and treatment of cervical and breast cancer, including TB is fulfilled.   The call was made recently by Ruvuma Regional Referral Hospital medical officer, Dr Goziberth Mutayabarwa, when opening a two-day seminar to raise awareness of regional health.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania: From Mbeya With Message of Conquering TB

 FROM the Southern Highlands region of Mbeya there comes good news of national efforts to conquer Tuberculosis (TB), the world's secondbiggest killer infectious disease, behind only HIV/AIDS.   Health experts, researchers and leaders of non-governmental organisations engaged in the anti-TB/HIV campaign are confident that it is possible to have a free TB generation by halving the treatment period from six to three months despite the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania: Zero Maternal Mortality On Focus As 100 Health Centres On Cards

 Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said that the government is planning to put up 100 public health facilities countrywide to make sure every ward gets one, in an effort to curb maternal mortality.   She said the World Bank (WB) had already agreed to bankroll the project to construct public health facilities in every ward, noting that the government was committed to ensure that every ward has a hospital and health facility for.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Africa’s New Frontier of Mobile Healthcare

 The rapid evolution of technology across the globe and its mergence with solving health disparities has reconfigured the medical landscape in Africa. While prior medical needs in Africa only catered to those with private insurance or funds to afford top-grade care, companies are beginning to realize the potential of investing into the region’s healthcare market. According to McKinsey, the undeveloped medical services industry on the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: Accurate Test for TB in Children On Its Way

 The detection of childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been a challenge in Tanzania, but research experts are now in a surge to come up with a better, rapid test for many children with TB to be identified and treated.   Recent reports have shown that TB in children has proved to be challenging as compared to adults. The key challenge of TB diagnosis in children is the difficulty of obtaining sputum (a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: Extension of Support for Childhood Centres

 Support for activities of Early Childhood Health Centers established several years ago in Tanga City under cooperation betweentheTanga City Council and a South Korean NGO, United Help for International Children (UHIC) has been extended.   Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two sides in Tanga recently the three centers, known as U -Centers, the UHIC will continue to operate the three centers at Pongwe Health.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

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

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