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Patients with acute poisoning presenting to an urban emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania - Mbarouk GS, Sawe HR, Mfinanga JA, Stein J, Levin S, Mwafongo V, Runyon MS, Reynolds TA, Olson KR.
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting patients of all age groups. Poisoned patients often present to the emergency department (ED) and prompt evaluation and appropriate management are imperative to ensure o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Donors Donate 1.9bn/ - Into HIV/Aids Kitty
[Daily News] SOME 1.9bn/- is now available for the newly introduced AIDS Trust Fund as core funding for its prevention and 'enabling environment' departments. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Rushed to Tanzania for Treatment Dies
[Nation] A 43-year-old woman who sought treatment in Tanzania for pregnancy-related complications as a result of the Kenyan nurses' strike died Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Attacks Against Albinos for Body Parts, Profit Must Stop - UN
[VOA] "When I was sleeping in my house, four people came and started attacking me with machetes," said Mariama Staford, an albino in Tanzania. "One of those four people was a neighbor, and he is the one who took the machete and was cutting my arms." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fake Drugs Hold Back Health Delivery Efforts
[Daily News] THE presence of substandard and counterfeit products and limited access to affordable and quality medicines continue to be a major challenge to universal health coverage in low and middle-income countries, including Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Enter Pact With Chinese Firm to Build Hospital Equipment Factory
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Government has signed a contract with Neusoft Medical Systems Company Ltd from China for the construction of the medical equipment manufacturing factory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild
Conservationists in Kenya have recorded a rare phenomenon in the animal kingdom: A pair of all-white giraffes. The animals were spotted by the Hirola Conservation Program working on a tip from a local resident. “We spent almost 20 minutes with the beautiful animals and had the pleasure of getting close-up photos and video of the duo,” Hirola Conservation Program founder Abdullahi H. Ali told the New York Times. “To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. You can actually compare the difference.” ‘Snow white’ #giraffes caught on video for ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Conservation Kenya onetime tanzania Source Type: news

Tanzania: Researchers Say They Have New Anti-Malaria Drugs
[Daily News] Arusha -BREAKTHROUGH in the fight against the deadly malaria is on the horizon, with Arusha-based researchers coming up with new drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: IFM Students Design New App for Doctor, Patient Easy Consultation
[Daily News] EIGHTY-YEAR old Hamisi Nangwalanya, a resident of Lindi, had to come to Dar es Salaam last year for treatment when his health was deteriorating. He did not know what he was suffering from so he decided to travel to the city and ask his daughter to help him consult a specialist doctor at one of the city's reputable health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Safe Motherhood Now Gets Sh32bn
[Citizen] Dodoma -Members of Parliament on Wednesday showed their joy as the government announced doubling the budget for safe motherhood to Sh32 billion in the current financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Muhimbili Launches Initiative to Guide Visitors, Curb 'Fake Doctors'
[Citizen] As the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) expands by putting up more complex infrastructure, patients and relatives of patients flocking to the facility may face trouble locating where to get the services and at times falling prey to the so-called fake doctors who cash in on people's ignorance and despair. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzanian City Gets New Sewage Scheme to Curb Disease Tanzanian City Gets New Sewage Scheme to Curb Disease
For Andrew Kilula, the wastewater perpetually seeping from his toilet presents a daunting and costly challenge.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Sector Data Pool Heralds Efficiency
[Daily News] THE health sector will from now on have harmonised data collection tools and sharing, phasing out fragmented data systems which have been hindering easy access to health information in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bugando Opens Burn Treatment Unit
[Citizen] Mwanza -Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) has opened a surgery unit for burn wounds. Before the service has been available in Dar es Salaam and Arusha only. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurses' Strike Forces Patients to Seek Treatment in Tanzania
[Nation] People in need of medical services in Taita Taveta and Kwale counties are now trooping to Tanzania seeking for treatment after medical services in most public hospitals at the Coast remain grounded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: MSD's Debt Increases By 12bn/-, Bunge Told
[Daily News] THE Medical Stores Department (MSD)'s total outstanding debt rose to 144bn/- by the end of July, this year, compared to 132bn/- in June, 2016, Parliament was told in Dodoma yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt 'Committed to Safeguard Citizens' Health'
[Daily News] THE government has vowed to continue inspecting chicken and related products being imported into the country to safeguard the health of citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Anna Makinda Calls Upon Tanzanians to Join NHIF
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The former speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Anne Makinda,has called upon Tanzanians to register with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in a bid to be able to access quality healthcare services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Scare As Thousands Attend Health Screening Camp
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Cancer has been cited as one of the most diagnosed diseases on Wednesday during the free health screening camp that attracted thousands of city residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Thousands Show Up for Free Medical Screening in Dar
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Thousands of people from various parts of Dar es Salaam today Sept 6 have showed up at a free health screening event taking place at Mnazi Mmoja grounds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: HIV Sliding, but War Rages
[Daily News] Poverty drives young females to marry old men, and some become sexually active before turning 15 (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: NHIF to Support Construction of Morgue At Referral Hospital
[Citizen] The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is planning to support construction of a modern mortuary and a laundry at Dodoma's Regional Referral Hospital, The Citizen can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Allays Tanzanians Fear Over Ebola Outbreak
[Citizen] Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children on Tuesday, September 5, dismissed reports on outbreak of Ebola or "Ebola like" diseases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: CCM, Chadema Rivalry During Launch of Health Initiative
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The CMM vs Chadema political rivalry was at play today, September 04, during the launch of free medical care cover for the elderly in Ubungo municipality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Lack of Improved Data Management System Could Reduce Donor Support - Govt
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has warned that donors could reduce support to the health sector if public health facilities fail to improve a data management system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: More Teachers Needed At Public Health Schools
[Citizen] Mwanza -The government has been advised to employ enough teachers at public nursing and midwifery colleges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Implementation of a mortuary-based fatal injury surveillance(FIS) system in rural and urban Hospitals in Tanzania (2010-2015) (Safety-2016 abstract #162) - Makata A, Manyere R, Massambu C, Mwakigonja A, Bartolomeous K.
Background Tanzanian law states that all injury deaths should undergo a postmortem medical examination. In absence of effective vital registration (VR) systems, mortuaries provide an alternative source of cause of death information to support injury preven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Traumatic spinal cord injury in the north-east Tanzania - describing incidence, etiology and clinical outcomes retrospectively - Moshi H, Sundelin G, Sahlen KG, S ├Ârlin A.
BACKGROUND: Causes, magnitude and consequences of traumatic spinal cord injury depend largely on geography, infrastructure, socioeconomic and cultural activities of a given region. There is a scarcity of literature on profile of traumatic spinal cord injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injury prevalence and safety habits of motorcycle taxi drivers in urban Moshi, Tanzania (Safety-2016 abstract #519) - Nguyen TDV, Joelson T, Vissoci J, Pesambili M, Haglund M, Mvungi M, Staton CA.
Background Road traffic crashes are a major cause of global morbidity and mortality, disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries. Motorcycle taxi (boda-boda) drivers are particularly vulnerable because they have limited protection and saf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Of 'Health Tourism' and Our Priorities
[Citizen] South Africa's Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi criticized the continent's leaders for seeking medical attention in other continents but their own. He argued that these leaders are "health tourists", and should be ashamed of going elsewhere for medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: National Health Insurance Fund Accuses Facilities of Fraud
[Citizen] Dodoma -The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) yesterday accused owners of some health facilities of submitting fraudulent payment claims warning that this was sabotaging the government's efforts to expand health insurance coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Associations between peer network gender norms and the perpetration of intimate partner violence among urban Tanzanian men: a multilevel analysis - Mulawa MI, Reyes HLM, Foshee VA, Halpern CT, Martin SL, Kajula LJ, Maman S.
Male perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in sub-Saharan Africa is widespread. Theory and empirical evidence suggest peer networks may play an important role in shaping IPV perpetration, though research on this topic in the region ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tanzania: 70% Lack Drugs in Hospital - Study
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -70 per cent of Tanzanians, who attended public health facilities last May, didn't get the essential medicine and other medical supplies, a new study shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Geographic access modeling of emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Kigoma Region, Tanzania: transportation schemes and programmatic implications - No Chen Y, Schmitz MM, Serbanescu F, Dynes MM, Maro G, Kramer MR.
This study examines the distribution of travel time... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Chanika Ultra-Modern Hospital Opens Soon
[Daily News] THE multi-billion shillings ultra-modern maternity hospital that has been built at Chanika on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, to offer maternal and newborn services, will begin operations next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Maternity Centre in Musoma On the Horizon
[Citizen] Musoma -Musoma municipal council plans to spend some Sh36.7 million to complete a maternity building at Bweri Health Centre, a move that would help improve maternal and newborn services in the municipality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Insurance for Youth Underscored
[Citizen] Access to health services has been cited as a major challenge facing the youth in the country with the National Health Insurance Funds (NHIF) urged to introduce a scheme for them, unlike the current one, which favours those in higher learning institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child injuries reported in communities receiving a road infrastructure intervention in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Safety-2016 abstract #703) - Ederer D, Mills-Tettey A, Kalolo S, Guerrero A, Witte J.
Background School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) is a community-based road traffic injury prevention program that combines minor infrastructure improvements with road safety education at primary schools. In 2015, SARSAI was implemen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addressing community violence through training: Rukajuu beekeeping pilot intervention in dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Safety-2016 abstract #343) - Outwater AH, Kazaura M, Abraham AG, Msemo S, Sekai LH, Iseselo M, Killewo J.
BACKGROUND More than half of DSM, Tz. homicides are a result of community violence. In 2005, it was found, those most at risk for homicide death are: male Tanzanians, aged 20-35 years, lack of employment/education, caught stealing sale-able goods such as c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Built environment analysis for road traffic hotspot locations in Moshi, Tanzania (Safety-2016 abstract #871) - Waldon M, Joelson T, Andrade L, Vissoci JRN, Mvungi M, Staton C.
Background Road traffic injuries (RTI) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Further investigations of the high risk areas for RTIs in LMIC are needed to guide improvements in road safety planning. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Tanzania: Hearty Farewell to 4 Sterling Chinese Doctors
[Daily News] FOUR Chinese doctors were given a hearty farewell in Dar es Salaam yesterday, after two years of sterling service at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bulaya Discharged From Muhimbili
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Bunda Urban MP Ms Esther Bulaya (Chadema) has been today August 28, 2017 discharged from the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where she was receiving medical treatment for about a week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: NGOs Donate TVs and Milk to JKCI
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tulia Trust Foundation in collaboration with DSTV and TSN Supermarkets on August 28, 2017 donated four television sets and two cartons of powder milk to the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Tanzania Can Achieve Universal Health Coverage
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government envisions a country where mandatory health insurance for all is the key driver of healthcare delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Unit Appeals for Govt Financial Support
[Citizen] Mwanza -The Director of Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), Dr Abel Makubi, has requested the government to provide the cancer department at the hospital with subsidy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sh1.8bn Set Aside for ICU Ward
[Citizen] Arusha -The government has budgeted Sh1.8 billion for the construction of an intensive care unit (ICU) at the Mount Meru Regional Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Woman Wants 200m/ - Relief for 'Botched' Delivery
[Daily News] A FEMALE Dar es Salaam resident, Ms Khairat Omary, has filed a suit at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam against Kairuki Hospital, demanding about 200m/- in damages, for allegedly negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Japanese Project to Curb Teen Pregnancy?
[Citizen] Korogwe -A Japanese organisation has come up with a novel idea to tackle teenage pregnancy in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Violence and depression among men who have sex with men in Tanzania - Mgopa LR, Mbwambo J, Likindikoki S, Pallangyo P.
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be at an increased risk of Violence, HIV transmission and Mental Disorders such as depression on top of many other bio-psycho-socio challenges they face as a result of their sexual orientation. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Tanzania: Alarm Over High Antiretroviral Therapy Dropouts Rate
[Citizen] Dodoma -Tanzanian's efforts to contain the spread of HIV/Aids faces a major obstacle due to reluctance of majority of men to go for check-up and use antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, compared to their female counterparts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news