Tanzania: Hospital Gets Set for Bone Marrow Feat
[Daily News] MUHIMBILI National Hospital (MNH) is finalising procedures for embarking on bone marrow transplants by the end of March this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Opportunities Up for 1,000 Doctors to Grab
[Daily News] Grace has landed upon medical doctors in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - New Research Places Nigeria Among High Risk African Countries
[This Day] A new research has revealed that Egypt, Algeria, and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, while Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya will all need support to detect and handle imported cases of the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Little Known Health Risks Lurking at Nail Salons
[Citizen] Four women were seated on a couch waiting for their turns to get their nails done inlcuding Halima Fredy, 31, at a Makumbusho-based nails salon to get manicure--a cosmetic treatment of the hands involving shaping and often painting of the nails, removal of the cuticles and softening of the skin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bodaboda Riders Land Role in War On Maternal, Child Deaths
[Citizen] Sengerema -In a bid to reduce maternal and child mortality rates in Tanzania, the Aga Khan Foundation has launched a special project involving bodaboda and Bajaj riders who would provide transport services for expectant mothers to hospitals and delivery centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Ministry PS Inspects Epidemic Diseases Screening On the Border With Uganda
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's Permanent Secretary at the Health Ministry, Dr Zainabu Chaula, Friday on February 14, 2020, paid a visit to Mutukula-the country's border with Uganda and inspected the screening of epidemic diseases including Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Deaths Drop By 25% in Kagera
[Daily News] KAGERA Region has recorded a significant decrease in deaths caused by malaria by about 25.3 per cent in three years, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Trauma-ICU Saves Lives of Over 2,000 People
[Daily News] TRAUMA and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) has saved the lives of more than 2,000 people, who were admitted to the health facility while in critical condition since its establishment in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Chinese Envoy Warns Over Coronavirus Misinformation
[Daily News] WHILE public health authorities in China and the world intensify efforts in fighting novel coronavirus pneumonia, the Chinese Embassy in Tanzania has cautioned about a clear and present danger of rumours and misinformation about the disease circulated on social media. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Govt Embarks On Universal Health Coverage
[Daily News] AFTER a successful Universal Pension Scheme (UPS) which is covering all elderly people at the age of 70 and above, the government has introduced the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) that aims at reaching all people and communities in the Islands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 600 Moshi Residents Undergo Dental Check-Up
[Daily News] MORE than 600 people in Mbokomu, including schoolchildren, have undergone dental check-up, including dental, medical and behavioural change advice, thanks to a dental camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: In My Humble Opinion - It's the Right Thing to Do - Keeping Post-Pregnant Girls in School
[Citizen] Pregnant school girls should go back to school after birthing - and should not be expelled. Why? Because "Tanzania needs skilled and well-educated women and men to take part in the development of the country. So, it cannot just stand aside while it is losing the most precious contribution of many young Tanzanian women to the development of the country because of early marriages and pregnancies..." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Erratum: Attitudinal Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults -
In Meinhart M, Seff I, Darmstadt GL, Weber AM. Attitudinal Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria and Tanzania: An Exploration Into Target Reference Groups Order and Affiliation of Authorship. J Adolesc He... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nutrition Deficiency Cited As Critical Snag
[Daily News] NUTRITION International is the latest international organization to relocate to the country's capital Dodoma following decision by President John Magufuli to relocate the government's administration from the port city of Dar es Salaam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Efforts Against Malnutrition Should Be Strengthened
[Daily News] MALNUTRITION is a major public health problem in developing countries including Tanzania, contributing up to 50 per cent of under-five mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tmda Fights Against Counterfeits in Lake Zone
[Daily News] TANZANIA Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) said it has deployed intensive surveillance to tackle smuggled substandard medical products through informal ports along Lake Victoria shores. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: This World Cancer Day, Let Us Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
[Citizen] Today marks World Cancer Day, an international day marked every 4th of February to raise awareness on cancer, its prevention, detection and treatment. The prevention of cancer begins with choosing a healthy lifestyle and understandings our bodies well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Intensifies Fight Against Cancer
[Daily News] TANZANIA joins the rest of the world to mark the World Cancer Day today, with statistics from the Ocean Road Cancer Institute showing a 40 per cent rise of patients who go for follow- up care at the facility in the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quality of life of persons with traumatic spinal cord injury in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: a community survey - Moshi H, Sundelin G, Sahlen KG, S ├Ârlin A.
Aim: To describe the quality of life of persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) in a rural area of a low-income country.Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study in which snowballing was used to identify persons with TSCI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Aviation Authorities Heighten Virus Screening in Airports
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Additional measures agreed by aviation stakeholders in Tanzania to curb the spread of deadly coronavirus will be start be implemented tomorrow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tales of Tanzanians Living China Over Corona Virus Outbreak
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mr Gustav Sanga, a PhD student studying in China says most public places are closed in Xi'an, a province far from Wuhan-the source of the Corona Virus outbreak, as emergency measures to control the outbreak continue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Depression and sexual trauma among adolescent girls and young women in HIV-prevention research in Tanzania - Cherenack EM, Tolley EE, Kaaya S, Headley J, Baumgartner JN.
PURPOSE: Clinical trials are necessary to test HIV-prevention strategies among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Psychosocial risk factors that increase girls' and young women's vulnerability for HIV may also impact their experiences ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Don't Rush Students Back to China - PM
[Daily News] THE government has advised Tanzanian students who are pursuing their studies in China but are currently on holiday in the country not to travel back to the Coronavirus stricken-nation pending safety confirmation from authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Targets 4p.c Rate in New HIV Infection to Children
[Daily News] THE government says it is targeting to reduce new HIV infections rate to children to four per cent by next year by stepping up Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Jkci Takes Cardiac Surgery to New Level
[Daily News] JAKAYA Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) is next month set to start offering cardiac ablation services as key preparations including machines installation are in final touches. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital, Cuba Strike Key Agreement
[Daily News] BENJAMIN Mkapa Hospital (BMH)has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba that will see Cuban medical specialists team up with their counterparts at the Dodoma based hospital for enhanced efficiency in service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistance in Tanzania is an environmental problem
(Washington State University) WSU study finds that environmental transmission rather than antibiotic use explains the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in people, domestic animals and wildlife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Minister Irked Over Public Stigma of Lepers
[Daily News] THE government has asked members of the public to avoid unwarranted discrimination, stigma and prejudice against people suffering from leprosy, as it insists that early diagnosis and treatment for the deadly ancient disease remains free of charge at all health facilities countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: World Bank Disregarding Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls
[HRW] Washington -The World Bank may reverse its hold on a US$500 million education loan to Tanzania despite the government's policy of expelling pregnant schoolgirls. On January 28, 2020, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors will vote on the loan to fund Tanzania's secondary education strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanians Locked in Virus Hit Region
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -About 400 Tanzanian students are living in Wuhan, a city in China which has put under quarantine following the outbreak of coronavirus, according to Tanzania envoy to China, Mbelwa Kairuki. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Muhimbili Trims Child Mortality Rate By 70%
[Daily News] MUHIMBILI National Hospital (MNH) has continued to bring smiles to the public, this time with good news that it now manages to avoid the mortality rate by 70 per cent of immature babies and those with low immune system that were occurring within 24 hours after birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tantrade - Aflatoxin a Serious Problem
[Daily News] MAIZE and groundnuts farmers have been warned on unsafe levels of aflatoxin in crops, a poisonous fungus that threatens their livelihoods and the health of consumers as it may cause cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Makes Headway in Reducing Leprosy
[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded dramatic reduction of new leprosy cases over the past five years, consolidating further its disease elimination status which it reached in 2006 as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements and criteria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: KCMC Embarks On Oxygen Production
[Daily News] A major milestone has been recorded at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) as it has started producing oxygen for itself and neighbouring hospitals to cater for the need of that chemical element for saving lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Improved Services Draw More Patients to Mloganzila Hospital
[Daily News] THE number of outpatients and inpatients at the Muhimbili National Hospital's Mloganzila Campus has increased by an average of 56 per cent, with management attributing it to service satisfaction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is This Health Worker Ready to Prevent HIV? There's a Game for That
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerJanuary 23, 2020Around1.4 million people are living with HIV in Tanzania. While there’s been a 49% decrease in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, the country is still a long way from epidemic control. Training health workers to mitigate the spread of the disease is crucial.TheWorld Health Organization estimates that we need over 7 million additional skilled health workers to meet just the basic health care needs of the world’s 7.6 billion residents. Countries such as Tanzania are focusing not only on increasing the number of their health workers, but also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Digital Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Traditional Healers Cited As Big Spoilers
[Daily News] HEALTH practitioners in the country have accused traditional medicine men and women of depriving patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses quality palliative care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Councils Perform Poorly in Vitamin a Supplementation
[Daily News] TANZANIA Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC), wants over 90 per cent of children under five years old to get Vitamin A supplementation, with some district councils recording less than 50 per cent of children accessing such nutrients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital Reaches Out to Kiteto Residents
[Daily News] MORE than 200 residents of Kiteto district in Manyara Region have benefited from a mobile medical outreach organised by the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) held from January 16-18, 2020 at Kiteto District Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bukoba Referral Hospital Records Drop in Maternal Deaths
[Daily News] THE number of pregnant women who die due to pregnancy-related diseases at the Bukoba Regional Referral hospital has slightly dropped, from 16 deaths recorded during 2018 to 12 deaths during 2019, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Anti-Cervical Cancer Mission Heightened
[Daily News] Bukoba -KAGERA Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Prof Faustin Kamuzora, has called for concerted efforts to ensure that no woman or girl dies from cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths among women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Community-based counselors help mitigate grief among children orphaned in East Africa
(University of Washington) A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants' trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Policy Changes in Tanzania and Beyond Unleash Full Power of Nurses
By Carol Bales , Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth International Imelda Ngonyani is a skilled nurse in Tanzania. Photo by Josh Estey for IntraHealth International.January 21, 2020You can usually find nurse Imelda Ngonyani working in the maternity ward at Sekou Toure Regional Hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania.“My happiest moments there are when I help a mom bring home a new, healthy baby,” she says.Although she’s primarily helping women safely deliver, she’s also often called to a nearby clinic to perform a simple surgery for men that can help prevent HIV.A key HIV-prevention str...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Nursing Midwifery Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Couples' economic equilibrium, gender norms and intimate partner violence in Kirumba, Tanzania - Manji K, Heise L, Cislaghi B.
This study examines the link between the loss of men's status as breadwinners and their use of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Kirumba (Mwanza city, Tanzania), mediated by the entry of women into the cash work force. Using qualitative data from 20 in-de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Tanzania: New Strategy Needed to Curb Early Pregnancies
[Daily News] HARDLY a day goes by without the media reporting on cases of early pregnancies, of the number of pregnant girls in a particular school or region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: To Avoid Pregnancy, Rukwa Teens Turn to Birth Control Pills
[Daily News] SOME female parents in Rukwa region encourage their teen daughters to use birth control pills in efforts to delay unwanted pregnancies until they finish both primary and secondary school education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Ministry Out to Control Disease Outbreak
[Daily News] THE Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children is mulling over setting up guidelines for street food vendors with the view of controlling outbreak of diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ministry of Health Continues Lookout On Ebola Outbreak
[Daily News] THE Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender and Children (MHCDGC), has conducted training to various health stakeholders, including Rural Community Health Workers (RCHW) from nine regions as part of efforts to intensify preventive measures against Ebola virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Treatment Set for Big Boost
[Daily News] OCEAN Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) is set to start offering PET-CT Scan services from June this year after securing a contractor who will construct the facility over a six-month period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria, HIV, Maternal Deaths Contained in Zanzibar
[Daily News] MANY developing countries have been struggling to control malaria, HIV, and maternal mortality, but for Zanzibar the progress is arguably encouraging. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news