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Tanzania:Malaria Day - 150 Students Tested in Bid to Raise Awareness
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In commemoration of the world malaria day, a pharmaceutical company has decided to test 150 students here with a view to creating awareness about its prevention and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:New Malaria Infections Drop in 2017 - NBS
[Citizen] Kigoma -Tanzania has made significant gains in the fight against malaria, with a latest study showing that new infections for under-five children have dropped to 7.3 per cent in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Friendly Method for Testing Prostate Cancer Developed
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Researchers in Scotland have now come up with a new technique of diagnosing prostate cancer by using ultrasound. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Kids-Related Malaria Dropping
[Daily News] TANZANIA has marked World Malaria Day with a significant drop of cases in children under five to 7.3 per cent in 2017 from 14.4 per cent in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Vaccines Show Positive Signs
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Hope of getting a malaria vaccine is increasing following the announcement by Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) on Wednesday that two of its projects had shown positive results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Health: Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics
Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Antibiotics Infant Mortality Trachoma Bacteria Third World and Developing Countries New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Carter Center Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Pfizer Inc Niger Malawi Tanzania Azit Source Type: news

Tanzania:Let's Play Our Part During African Vaccination Week
[Citizen] Parents would usually do their best to ensure that their children stay healthy. One way of doing that is by vaccinating them against common diseases. It so happens that the African Vaccination Week (AVW) is upon us. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Allow Your Daughters to Get the HPV Vaccine
[Citizen] For a quite some time now, I have looked at cancer fighting strategies in Tanzania and realized that we still have a huge mountain to climb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Autism - Mental Disorder With No Specific Cause
[Citizen] Arusha -At the entrance of a classroom at Kigongoni Primary School one comes face-to-face with a dancing troupe of pupils. That was a gesture of welcoming guests from as far as Arusha and those from within the Mto-wa-Mbu community, a sprawling township below the Rift Valley escarpment in Monduli district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:How Practices, and Meaning, of Genital Cutting Are Changing
[The Conversation Africa] Three decades into a global campaign to end the cultural practice of female genital mutilation and cutting worldwide, the desired change is yet to be achieved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Poised to Become Top Medical Tourism Hub
[Daily News] TANZANIA is poised to become a hub for medical tourism amongst its neighbours in the region and beyond, thanks to major improvements of its facilities and planned acquisition of 14.5bn/- state-of-the-art equipment for cancer screening known as Positron Emission Tomography (PET-Scan). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Don't Delay Research Findings, Health Research Institute Told
[Citizen] Zanzibar -The minister for Health, Mr Hamad Rashid Mohamed has directed the Institute of Health Research to reveal their research findings soon after finalising their professional procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Steps Up Efforts to Fight Malaria
[Focac] Dar es Salaam -Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday that they have stepped up measures to fight malaria, including distributing 236,420 liters of biological anti-mosquito pesticides across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania to Eliminate Malaria By 99 Per Cent By 2020, VP Explains
[Daily News] VICE-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has revealed that, the number of deaths resulting from malaria has been reduced to just nine fatalities among 1000 people in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania Could See Big Returns on Family Planning Investments
April 23, 2018Let ’s not let another second, day, or year go by where we fail to address the demand for family planning in Tanzania.Providing contraception and reproductive health services to those who want them globally would cost $3.6 billion per year. But, according to 60 teams of economists and representatives from the United Nations, NGOs and private sector businesses,that investment would generate annual benefits around $432 billion.  That ’s a $120 return per dollar spent.  In fact, these teams ranked access to contraceptives as the second highest on a list of scenarios that could generate the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Lowers Health Budget By 19% Amid Missed Targets
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government on Thursday announced the Health budget estimates for 2018/19 that are nearly 19 per cent lower than the current budget. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Autism Care Centre in Search of Space
[Citizen] Arusha -A day care centre for children suffering from autism is seeking land to expand its activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:City Health Centre Gets Over U.S.$4 Million for Maternity Ward
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda on Thursday officiated at the official opening of a Sh9.4 billion maternity hospital in Ilala District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Over 30,000 Girls to Be Administered With Cervical Cancer Vaccine in Mwanza
[Citizen] Mwanza -Regional authorities here will administer at least 31,291 girls aged 14 with a vaccine to protect them from developing cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Children With Autism Suffers From Teachers' Shortage
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government on Wednesday admitted a critical shortage of specialised teachers for children living with autism, a disorder that affects a child's development and social skills. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:We'll Review India Medical Bills, Says Govt
[Citizen] Dodoma -Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Minister Ummy Mwalimu said yesterday that the government is currently investing in strengthening the local health infrastructure and reviewing the debt incurred by the government through referring patients to India hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental health problems and their association to violence and maltreatment in a nationally representative sample of Tanzanian secondary school students - Nkuba M, Hermenau K, Goessmann K, Hecker T.
In this study, we examined the prevalence of mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Meets 52 Percent Only of Required Medical Practitioners, Parliament Told
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania meets 52 per cent of the actual demand for healthcare workers, Parliament has been told. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:U.S.$44 Million Set Aside to Build Hospitals in 67 Municipalities-Govt
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has set aside Sh100.5billion in the 2018/19 financial year to construct hospitals in 67 municipalities across the country, and each is expected to cost Sh1.5billion, the parliament heard on Friday April 13. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Missenyi Conjoined Twins Set for Saudi Arabia
[Daily News] MISENYI District conjoined twins who have been in the press for some time will now be flown to Saudi Arabia for special separation with assistance from a sympathizer. The twins Anicia and Meriness, who were born at St Thereza Omukajunguti Health Centre, in the district on January 29, this year and currently admitted at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Kidney Transplant Succeeds in Dodoma
[Daily News] Dodoma -DODOMA-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) yesterday discharged the first person who underwent a kidney transplant at the public health facility last month after improvement of his condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Trial of New Bug Spray On Malaria Nets Boosts Hope
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Using a new bug spray on bed nets that blocks mosquitoes resistant to current insecticides almost halved malaria infections among children in Tanzania in a study that has boosted hopes of protecting more people from the killer disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no pa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Tanzania:NHIF Starts Issuing Insurance Cards for 'Deserted' Women
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -About 1,000 women are expected to receive health insurance cards for their children today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Exploit Opportunities in Health Sector, Minister Urges Businesses
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Investors have been urged to tap into opportunities in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Rural Cancer Patients' Dilemma
[Citizen] Each time Dr Godlove Mbwanji sees a cancer patient from Mbeya Region being referred to Dar es Salaam for specialized cancer treatment, over 800km away, he wishes a zonal cancer facility was set up in the Southern Highlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:5.8 Percent of Tanzanians Living With Disabilities, Govt
[Citizen] Over 2 -6 million Tanzanians are living with various disabilities, which is 5.8 per cent of the country's population, the parliament heard today, Wednesday April 11. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:600,000 Girls for Cervical Cancer Vaccination
[Cameroon Tribune] Tanzania has launched a cervical cancer vaccination drive covering more than 600,000 girls aged 14 years and below, the BBC reported on April 10, 2018. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in Tanzania and the leading cause of cancer-related disease and deaths among women. Worldwide, more than 260,000 women die of cervical cancer annually, which is preventable and treatable if detected in early stages. The government hopes that the campaign will reduce health costs. Treating a cervical cancer patient c (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Equip Regional Hospitals to Curb MNH Congestion
[Citizen] Reports that Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) is grappling with congestion are worrying. The national facility, according to a special report in The Citizen yesterday, now serves patients well beyond its capacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Women of Rondo Taking a Radical Stand Against Malnutrition...as We Celebrate World Health Day
[] Johannesburg -Most often in Africa, the smaller the village and remote it is the more it is synonymous with poverty and malnutrition. This is not the case with the small village of Rondo, south eastern Tanzania where women in that community have simply refused to watch their children die or suffer from stunting due to malnutrition by educating their communities to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle. They walk up to seven kilometres conducting door-to-door calls on families or giving talks at health centres where women usu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Cervical Cancer Vaccination Drive Starts in Tanzania
[Citizen] Dar Es Saam -Vice President, Ms Samia Suluhu, has today, April 10, launched national drive to provide cervical cancer vaccine to all women aged 14 and above. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rats 68% better at sniffing out tuberculosis than FDA-approved test
When trained to detect the disease in spit samples, the rats spotted 68 percent more cases than the microscopy test which doctors use, researchers in Tanzania discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Rukwa Controls Cholera 'Fully'
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -RUKWA region has officially declared that cholera has been fully controlled and that the lives of citizens in the Lake Rukwa Basin in Sumbawanga District are safe. Latest reports had it that the deadly disease that started on November 15 , last year and lasted for 108 days killed nine people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Many Parents Are Oblivious of Cancer in Children Under Five
[Citizen] Being a parent especially to children who are under 5 can be a great challenge. At that age, a child may often go through various medical conditions due to the fact that their immune systems is yet to mature enough to fight against attacks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Giving Autistic Children a New Lease of Life
[Citizen] When Martha Samwel, gave birth to her daughter 11 years ago, she never thought the arrival of her bundle of joy would bring so much sadness, stigma and misunderstanding within her family and the community altogether. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rats sniff out TB in children
(Springer) Rats are able to detect whether a child has tuberculosis (TB), and are much more successful at doing this than a commonly used basic microscopy test. These are the results of research led by Georgies Mgode of the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact on intimate partner violence of a 10-session participatory gender training curriculum delivered to women taking part in a group-based microfinance loan scheme in Tanzania (MAISHA CRT01): study protocol - Harvey S, Lees S, Mshana G, Pilger D, Hansen C, Kapiga S, Watts C.
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner. Given the considerable negative impacts of intimate partner violence (IPV) on women's physical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Tanzania:40 Investors Eye U.S.$443 Billion Med Trade
[Daily News] Dodoma -SOME 38 investors have expressed interest in the local pharmaceutical industry to help the country meet the demand for medicines and medical supplies.Some of the investors include Suma JKT, Reginald Mengi, Mohamed Enterprises, Africables and Singida Oil. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Let's Stop Misinforming People On DNA, Paternity - Dr Ndugulile
[Citizen] Dodoma -Dr Faustine Ndugulie, a public health expert and deputy minister of health was at pains to clear what he terms as "misinformation about DNA results and paternity." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Zanzibar Launches Programme for Supply of Nets
[Citizen] Zanzibar -The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar yesterday launched a programme that will see all families in the isles receiving long lasting insecticide treated nets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:What It Takes to Operate a Drug Factory in Tanzania - Madabida
[Citizen] Mr Madabida, your firm, TPI, has recently come up with grand plans to revive its business after years of ups and downs. What has motivated you? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Aga Khan Plans U.S.$8 Million Plant
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -About 40 investors - including the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), His Highness the Aga Khan - are interested in investing in the pharmaceutical sector in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Is Drug Sector Ready for Rebirth?
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -There were years of glory for Tanzania's pharmaceutical industry, but now the future of the sector is still unpredictable, experts have explained to The Citizen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Aga Khan Expresses Interest to Invest in Tanzania's Pharmaceutical Industry
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -His Highness the Aga Khan has shown interest to invest in Tanzania's Pharmaceutical industry, a cabinet minister has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:34 New Digital X-Ray Machines to Be Installed Countrywide By June
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government is expected to acquire new 34 digital X-ray machines which would be installed in regional hospitals across the country by June this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news