Examining determinants of gender attitudes: evidence among Tanzanian adolescents - Palermo T, Chzhen Y, Balvin N, Kajula L, Tanzania Adolescent Cash Plus Evaluation Team.
BACKGROUND: The shaping of gender beliefs and attitudes in early adolescence affects the way young people internalize and self-enforce prevalent notions of masculinity and femininity, with lifelong consequences for sexual and reproductive health. This cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traffic police officers' use of first aid skills at work: a qualitative content analysis of focus group discussions in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Ndile ML, Saveman BI, Lukumay GG, Mkoka DA, Outwater AH, Backteman-Erlanson S.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends involving lay people in prehospital care. Several training programmes have been implemented to build lay responder first aid skills. Findings show that most programmes significantly improved partic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trauma burden, patient demographics and care-process in major hospitals in Tanzania: a needs assessment for improving healthcare resource management - Mwandri M, Hardcastle TC, Sawe H, Sakita F, Mfinanga J, Urassa S, Mremi A, Mboma LN, Bashaka P.
BACKGROUND: Appropriate referrals of injured patients could improve clinical outcomes and management of healthcare resources. To gain insights for system development, we interrogated the current situation by assessing burden, patient demography, causes of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: Tanzania Lifts Ban on Kenyan Flights
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tanzania's civil aviation agency has lifted a suspension on Kenyan aviation operators after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) revoked the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving from the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Confounding': Covid may have already peaked in many African countries
One explanation for virus not behaving as expected could be previous exposure to other infections, experts tell MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has peaked earlier than expected in many African countries, confounding early predictions, experts have told MPs.Scientists do not yet know why, but one hypothesis is the possibility of people having pre-existing immunity to Covid-19, caused by exposure to other infections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen McVeigh Tags: Global health Global development Coronavirus outbreak Africa Kenya Tanzania Sudan Somalia Yemen Infectious diseases Medical research Middle East and North Africa Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Nationals Now Free From Mandatory Quarantine in Kenya
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzanian nationals will from now not be subjected to 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Kenya; this is after it was included on an updated list of countries released by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Candidates Must State Plans to Reduce Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates
[Daily News] ASHA Ibrahim, a form four student, preparing for this year's national examinations gave birth to baby boy in toilet at home. The baby is doing well although she was delivered at home without any birth attendant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: East Africa Must Prioritise Women, Girls' Protection During Covid-19 and Beyond
[East African] For the better part of 2020, East African countries have been battling to contain the spread of Covid-19 with over 46,633 cases reported across Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda as of September 6. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The surprising rhythms of Leopards: Females are early birds, males are nocturnal
(University of Copenhagen) After 10 months of camera surveillance in the Tanzanian rainforest, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have become the first to conclude that female and male leopards are active at very different times of the day. The discovery contradicts previous assumptions and could be used to help protect the endangered feline, whose populations have dwindled by 85 percent over the past century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Early sexual debut: a multi-country, sex-stratified analysis in sub-Saharan Africa - Seff I, Steiner JJ, Stark L.
This study examined outcomes associated with early sexual debut in five sub-Saharan African countries for males and females, separately. We employed Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) from Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, restricting sam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Scramble to Mitigate Impact of Covid-19 On Food Security
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) heads of state have been challenged to implement policies and laws that would prioritize food sovereignty in order to mitigate the plight of hunger following the outbreak of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sweden Commits Funds to Ifad to Help Avert Covid-19 Food Crisis
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has pledged $5.7 million to help avert a potential food crisis in some of the world's most vulnerable rural communities in the wake of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Serengeti Leopard Population Densities Healthy but Vary Seasonally, Study Finds
[Daily News] A STUDY of camera-trap data from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania found that leopard population densities in the 3.7-million-acre park are similar to those in other protected areas but vary between wet and dry seasons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impacts of a cash plus intervention on gender attitudes among Tanzanian adolescents - Chzhen Y, Prencipe L, Eetaama F, Luchemba P, Lukongo TM, Palermo T, Tanzania Adolescent Cash Plus Evaluation Team.
PURPOSE: Inequitable attitudes toward men's and women's roles, rights, and responsibilities are associated with poor health-related outcomes, particularly for girls and women. Yet, we know relatively little about what interventions work to improve gender-e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: No End in Sight in the Row Between Kenya and Tanzania Over Covid-19 Rules
[Citizen] Nairobi -- The Kenyan government has maintained its stand on quarantining visiting Tanzanians for 14 days, amid an escalating diplomatic dispute over the implementation of Covid-19 guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Serengeti leopard population densities healthy but vary seasonally, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A study of camera-trap data from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania found that leopard population densities in the 3.7-million-acre park are similar to those in other protected areas but vary between wet and dry seasons. The fluctuations appear to be driven by the abundance of prey and how this affects interactions with other large carnivores like lions, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

East Africa: Kenya Firm in Row With Tanzania Over Covid-19 Rules
[Nation] The Kenyan government has maintained its stand on quarantining visiting Tanzanians for 14 days, amid an escalating diplomatic dispute over the implementation of Covid-19 guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Bans Three More Kenyan Airlines
[Nation] Tanzania has banned there more Kenyan airlines from its airspace as the standoff over the management of Covid-19 escalates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ara Donates Ambulance to Mangaka District Hospital
[Daily News] ARA Petroleum Tanzania Limited has donated an ambulance worth 25m/- to Mangaka District Hospital in Nanyumbu aimed at easing transportation woes of the institution's patients in Mtwara Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Bans Three More Kenyan Airlines Over Covid Protocols
[East African] Tanzania has banned there more Kenyan airlines from its airspace as the standoff over the management of Covid-19 escalates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mandatory Quarantine for Tourist Returning From Tanzania Hurting Tourism
[Citizen] Arusha -- Local tour operators have asked the government to back their plea to foreign countries to remove a 14-day mandatory quarantine on tourists returning from Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Muhas Laboratory Secures Iso Endorsement
[Daily News] TANZANIA has registered yet another milestone after the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) pharmaceutical research and development laboratory became the first in Africa to attain ISO accreditation as a proficiency testing provider on solid dosage forms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Tanzania: Key Role Fathers Must Play in Breastfeeing of Their Babies
[Citizen] Last week was breast-feeding week, as it is usually the case from 1st to 2nd of August every year. We share the messages to the public on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for both the infant and the mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nurses' and midwives' awareness of intimate partner violence-related mental healthcare and associated factors in Tanzania - Ambikile JS, Leshabari S, Ohnishi M.
This study aimed to assess nurses' and mid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Highlights Members Efforts Against Covid-19
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The outgoing president of SADC, Tanzanian John Magufuli, highlighted the efforts of member countries of the organization in the combat to Covid19, actions that have allowed to reduce the impact of the disease in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Magufuli Awarded for Battling Covid-19
[Daily News] Dodoma -- PRESIDENT John Magufuli has been conferred with the Top Tanzania Assemblies of God (TAG) award in recognition of the outstanding measures he instituted in addressing the coronavirus pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 60 Schoolgirls Impregnated During Pandemic of Coronavirus
[Daily News] AT least 67 girl students were impregnated in Biharamulo and Ngara districts during the Covid- 19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Haemorrhage, Eclampsia Critical in Njombe Region
[Daily News] DESPITE a big drop in the number of maternal deaths in the country, haemorrhage and eclampsia remain major problems and a cause of maternal deaths in Njombe Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ifakara Institute Plays Key Role in TB Crusade
[Daily News] IFAKARA Health Institute (IHI) has contributed in the formulation of the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics, following its systematic review findings on the impact of new technology - Xpert MTB/RIF on patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A retrospective study on the epidemiology and trends of road traffic accidents, fatalities and injuries in three Municipalities of Dar es Salaam region, Tanzania between 2014-2018 - Walugembe F, Levira F, Ganesh B, Lwetoijera DW.
INTRODUCTION: over 90% of injuries and deaths still occur in low and middle-income countries like Tanzania due to Road traffic accidents. Available literature indicates that Tanzania suffers massive human and economic losses every year from RTAs despite se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Minister - 97 Per Cent Babies Get Proper Breastfeed
[Daily News] THE Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu, yesterday said that statistics of breastfeeding for babies aged below two years in Tanzania show that 97 per cent of them are breastfed by their mothers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Bigwigs Mpofu, Mumbengegwi in Quarantine
[The Herald] TWO senior Zanu PF officials are in quarantine in adherence to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines after attending a global conference in Tanzania recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Says Tanzanians Welcome to Kenya
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has assured that Tanzanians will not be denied entry into the country even though the country is excluded on the list of countries allowed to fly passengers in. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Expects Economic Growth Post Covid-19
[The Exchange] While most other East African countries are expected to fall into a recession for the remainder of the year, Tanzania's economy is actually expected to grow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Is a Middle Ground Possible Between Politics and Public Health in This Era?
[East African] Is it possible to find a sweet spot between politics and the Covid-19 Pandemic? That is a pertinent question as Tanzania and Uganda pick the baton of East Africa's staggered election calendar. Tanzania is scheduled to hold its presidential polls on October 28. Uganda will follow, with its own presidential and local government elections, sometime between January and February 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Tanzania, Drivers Help Deliver HIV Services in More Ways than One
By Kija Nyalali, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, IntraHealth International, Tanzania A Tohara Plus project car passes through a marketplace, distributing leaflets and flyers on HIV prevention in the field. The driver uses a speakerphone mounted on the car to raise community awareness about services available at the nearby health facility and outreach sites. Photo by Josh Estey for IntraHealth International.July 30, 2020When IntraHealth International’s ToharaPlus team received new guidance last year that we should aim to achieve 80% of our annual targets in just 50% of the time, we knew it would take the wh...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Removes Over 17, 000 Counterfeit Condoms From the Market
[Citizen] Morogoro -- A total of 17 076 packets of counterfeit and unregistered condoms have been removed from the market by the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exploring patterns and predictors of suicidal ideation among pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - Knettel BA, Mwamba RN, Minja L, Goldston DB, Boshe J, Watt MH, KCMC Option B+ study team.
This study examined patterns and predictors of suicidal ideation among women living with HIV in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania's Mkapa Suffered From Malaria, Not Virus, Says Family
[Daily Maverick] Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa was suffering from malaria and died of a heart attack, his family has said, scotching rumours that he succumbed to coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Let's Break the Silence On Periods - Flaviana Matata
[Citizen] Menstruation continues to persistently limit the lives and future aspirations of girls and women, as well as the development of the society as a whole, especially in developing countries and, above all, among the most vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Symptoms and predictors of depression among university students in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania: a cross-sectional study - Lugata S, Elinisa M, Doshi B, Kashuta RA, Hango S, Mallosa WJ, Kelly C, Ngocho JS.
This study aimed at examining factors associated with depression among university stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: State Sets Aside Funds to Boost Youth Living With HIV/Aids
[Daily News] THE government has set aside 5bn/- to empower economically and improve livelihoods of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (NYP+). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Girl Student Pregnancy Trend Prompts Leaders to Act
[Daily News] AT least 11 girl students were impregnated in Ngara District during the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that has alarmed Kagera leaders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Tanzania's Spousal Escort Policy Frustrates Antenatal Health Care
[The Conversation Africa] Good care during pregnancy is important for the health of mothers and the development of unborn babies. Antenatal care contributes to a woman's overall good health as well as linking her and her family to the health system, and increasing her chances of using a skilled attendant at birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Sets Aside 5bn/-for Youths Living With Aids
[Daily News] THE government has set aside 5bn/-for empowering and improving the livelihoods of young people living with HIV/Aids (NYP+). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Covid-19 - Zanzibar Government Allows Resumption of More Social Activities
[Daily News] MORE social activities, including leisure centres and religious classes are resuming gradually here, with the consent of public health authorities after the government announced that Covid-19 has been further suppressed in recent days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: After Declaring Tanzania Virus Free, State to Now Issue COVID Certificates
[East African] After Tanzanian President John Magufuli declared the country free from Covid-19, the government has now issued new guidelines for obtaining coronavirus clearance certificates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Safe for Tourists - Magufuli
[Daily News] AS Tanzania continues to enjoy a growing number of international tourist arrivals, President John Magufuli has assured visitors that the country is safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Sets Fees for COVID-19 Clearance Certificates
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania has today July 20 issued new guidelines for obtaining Covid-19 clearance certificate for both nationals and foreigners living in the country with plans to travel to countries where such certificates are required. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news