Tanzania: Tanzania Universal Coverage Bill Still On the Drawing Board
[East African] A Bill that would see Tanzania introduce mandatory health insurance cover is still on the drawing board. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: 1,000 People Benefit From Dental, Oral Care Services
[Daily News] A TOTAL of 1,000 people have benefited from dental and oral care services offered during a 10-day camp coordinated by Bilal Muslim Federation in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Shortage of Medical Doctors Still Worrisome Despite Govt Efforts
[Daily News] HEALTH stakeholders have appreciated efforts by the government in improvement of the health sector in the country. They also advised authorities to invest more in the sector to make sure citizens get free and quality health services countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
By Allyson English, Senior program associate, Results for Development ; Laurel Hatt, Program director, Results for DevelopmentDecember 12, 2018A new report reveals how better information leads to better care.Read the full report:  Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care  The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in  Astana, Kazakhstan,  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaf...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Expanding the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal (Yeksi Naa) Digital Health Measurement & Analytics advocacy Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Tanzania: Campaign for Universal Health Coverage Picks Up in Tanzania
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -As the world marked Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12, health stakeholders in Tanzania marched peacefully in Dar es Salaam to raise voices high for people who miss out on healthcare services due to financial hardships. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Metabolism Myth: Why Exercise Alone Won't Help Weight Loss
In Tanzania, members of the Hadza tribe hunt their food with simple tools and build their huts from mud; working day and night for survival, they must burn a lot of calories, right? ... Surprisingl... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Africa: Tanzania Is First African Country to Reach an Important Milestone in the Regulation of Medicines
[WHO] Brazzaville / 10 December 2018: Tanzania is the first confirmed country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning, regulatory system for medical products according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the Tanzania Food and Drug authority (TFDA) has made considerable improvements in recent years in ensuring medicines in the healthcare system are of good quality, safe and produce the intended health benefit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Prevention, Awareness Facility Expands Scope
[Daily News] THE Cancer Prevention and Awareness Camp (PrevAcamp) has expanded its scope having this time pitched a camp at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) at the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Estimating drowning mortality in Tanzania: a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing data sources - Sarrassat S, Mrema S, Tani K, Mecrow T, Ryan D, Cousens S.
BACKGROUND: The WHO advocates a 7-step process to enable countries to develop and implement drowning prevention strategies. We sought to assess, using existing data sources, the drowning situation in Tanzania as a first step in this process. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majaliwa Graces World Aids Day in Dodoma, Launches New Health Plan
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has launched the fourth Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (HSHSP- IV) that will be implemented between 2018/19-2020/23. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lancaster University guide will help young people with albinism access education
(Lancaster University) A booklet, in Swahili and English, could help teachers in Tanzania improve conditions for pupils with albinism in their schools.It has been written by Lancaster University academic Dr Charlotte Baker in collaboration with a team from the Albinism in Africa network founded by Dr Baker in 2014 with funding from the Wellcome Trust. The guide attempts to dispel many of the myths and perceptions surrounding albinism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sunflower seeds found to be frequently contaminated with toxic mold
(Natural News) Sunflower seeds were found to be frequently contaminated with a hazardous toxin produced by molds, a recent study revealed. According to researchers at the Michigan State University, sunflower seeds showed high levels of aflatoxin, a toxic compounds produced by the fungi Aspergillus. Researchers said small farmers in Tanzania cultivate sunflowers for the seeds. These seeds were sold... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: At Least 10 Nurses Reprimanded for Breaching Job Ethics
[Citizen] Kibaha -At least ten nurses from different areas of health sector have been reprimanded in the past three years over provision of services contrary to laid-down ethical guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 200,000 Aids Patients Benefit From New Project
[Daily News] AT least 239,170 people living with HIV/Aids in Mwanza, Mara, Shinyanga and Simiyu regions have benefited from 'Boresha' Project implemented by Ariel Glaser Paediatric Aids Healthcare Initiative (Agpahi) for the past three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Global Corporations Join Drone Project to Save Rural Communities in Tanzania
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Four organisations are helping Tanzania to carry out a project of deploying drones to distribute life-saving cargo such as blood packs, critical medication, anti-venoms or spare parts for hospital equipment in rural areas in the Lake Zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Government Commends Aga Khan for Development Projects
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government of Tanzania has yet again hailed development projects that Prince Karim Aga Khan has been initiating through his various institutions established in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Food and Drug Authority Becomes the First to Reach Level 3 of the WHO Benchmarking Programme
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) plays a pivotal role in supporting countries in strengthening their regulatory systems and promoting equitable access to quality, safe, efficacious, and affordable medical products and health products. In order to strengthen their regulatory functions, the benchmarking of the Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) and the Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) was done in May by a team of Technical officers from WHO HQ and Country Offices and experts from some countries i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As Tanzania's LGBT fear for their lives, HIV will thrive
In one day, everything changed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Report gays to me': Why Tanzania's LGBT live in fear
In one day, everything changed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Region's HIV Positivity Rate Drops
[Daily News] THE HIV positivity rate in Kagera Region has declined from 6.1 per cent recorded in 2014 to 1.2 per cent by September, this year, the HIV/AIDS Regional Co-coordinator, Dr Jonas Kessy, has disclosed. Dr Kessy told the 'Daily News' in an exclusive interview that the number of AIDS-linked deaths had also dropped from 4,500 recorded in 2010 to 1,200 deaths this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majority Unaware of Their HIV Status
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -One out of four people living with HIV do not know that they have the virus, according to UN Secretary General Ant ónio Guterres. In a statement released on Wednesday, ahead the World Aids Day 2018, Mr Guterres says the situation impedes them from making informed decisions on prevention, treatment and other supporting services. This year's theme aims at campaigning for people to know their HIV status and their viral load. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Ministry Unveils Four Guidelines to Improve Services
[Citizen] Mwanza -The ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children has come up with four guidelines to help improve the provision of health services in public hospitals across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Medical Stores Department to Use Drones in Med Supplies
[Daily News] PLANS are underway for Medical Stores Department (MSD) to use drones in delivery of medical supplies and drugs to remote areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

3 Ways to End the Global HIV Epidemic —Locally
November 29, 2018It won ’t happen from an office or a conference room. It’ll happen on the front lines.If ever there was a day we wish didn ’t need commemorating, it’s World AIDS Day.We wish the virus had never made the jump from chimps to humans, morphing from simian immunodeficiency virus to HIV and altering the course of history in the process. We wish it hadn ’t orphaned countless children or infected them before they were even born. We wish it had never killed 39 million people and that there was no reason at all to mark December 1 this way, as we have for the past 30 years.Fortunately, w...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pregnant Soldier's Dismissal Becomes Hot Debated Issue
[Daily News] SOME backbenchers led by Mr Jaku Hashim Ayoub (Paje) on Wednesday expressed concern over the firing of a female recruit soldier from her job in the wake of a positive pregnancy test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Children With Albinism Find It Hard to Navigate School. Teachers Can Help.
[The Conversation Africa] Globally, 1 in 18,000 people have albinism. In sub-Saharan Africa it's more common, with data from Tanzania showing that 1 person in 2,652 has albinism. According to Standing Voice, an international non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, only half the children with albinism complete primary school and only 10% access secondary school. The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali spoke to Dr Charlotte Baker. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Aga Khan Launches Key Training Programme
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Aga Khan School of Nursing and Midwifery has initiated a training programme--Respectful Maternity Care--with a view to providing skills to nurses, midwives and clinical officers in public hospitals, dispensaries and health centres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar, MNH Sign Landmark Agreement
[Daily News] THE Zanzibar Ministry of Health has signed a landmark cooperation agreement with Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), which will benefit several patients, some currently awaiting treatment overseas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Shock As Government Bans GMO Trials
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -An air of resignation characterised reactions yesterday to the government's surprise ban on all genetically modified organism (GMO) trials in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Muhimbili Hospital Attains Facial Surgery Feat
[Daily News] FOR the first time, Muhimbili National hospital (MNH) has successfully performed specialized surgery that rejoins skull bones to reinstate the face that was seriously injured in an accident. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: MNH Carries Out Jaw Surgery for the First Time
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has performed a jaw surgery for the first time on a patient whose jaw was deformed following an accident. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Domestic Resources Needed in Fighting Malaria - Who
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new report on malaria which was released yesterday came along with a call from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for countries to mobilise domestic resources to combat it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Tanzania, Burundi Lead in Consumption of Antibiotics in East Africa
[East African] Tanzania and Burundi are among the top four countries in Africa in consumption of antibiotics, new data published by the World Health Organisation shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania in Dire Need of Eye Specialists, Says Health Expert
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -TANZANIA is facing a dire shortage of eye specialists to the extent of compelling one ophthalmologist to attend to 1.5 million patients per year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unequal power relations and partner violence against women in Tanzania: a cross-sectional analysis - Vyas S, Jansen HAFM.
BACKGROUND: Research on factors associated with partner violence against women is often framed within the context of gender inequality and power imbalances between husbands and wives-inequalities that are considered products of broader structural systems. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Set for Modern Psychiatric Hospital Soon
[Daily News] THE foundation stone of a modern mental hospital was laid here on Friday by Ms Asha Abdullah Ali, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Health, who asked members of the public to stop stigma on people with mental problems, and for families to stop abandoning the patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Steps Up Efforts to Address Newborn Mortality
[Daily News] THE government has taken measures to reduce newborn mortality in the country by setting up neonatal wards in all hospitals and improve provision of their services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kongwa Hospital Seeks to Save Preterm Infants
[Daily News] KONGWA District Hospital is set to introduce a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to provide healthcare for ill and premature infants, a move that will help reduce infant mortality in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanians Observe Diabetes Day Amid Awful Statistics
[Daily News] TANZANIANS yesterday joined the rest of the world to commemorate World Diabetes Day, with statistics on sufferers from the disease casting an appalling image. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Blind Body Pushes for Decent Environment to Curb Sight Impairment
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR National Association of Blind (ZANAB) Secretary, Adil Mohamed, has called on parents and the ministry responsible for education to help minimising blindness by improving environment for children to live. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Deputy Minister Touts Protection of Premature Babies
[Daily News] DEPUTY Minister for Health, Ms Harusi Said Suleiman, has called for maximum protection of premature babies, saying giving birth prematurely is not a curse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Government Finalises Drafting Health Insurance Bill
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government yesterday revealed in parliament that it was finalising plans to draft a bill, which will ensure that all people have health insurance cover. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Free Diabetes Screening to Take Place in Dar Tomorrow
[Daily News] AS part of marking World Diabetic Day, Regency Medical Centre (RMC) will put up a camp for free diabetes screening tomorrow. RMC Chairman, Dr Rajni Kanabar, told this newspaper that the mission was to promote diabetes care, prevention and cure worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 600 Health Experts, Peers to Meet
[Daily News] OVER 600 experts and peers in healthcare from more than 100 institutions will convene in Dar es Salaam for the 5th Tanzania's heath summit between today and tomorrow to discuss various health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: MNH to Commemorate World Diabetes Day On November 14
[Daily News] MUHIMBILI National Hospital (MNH) will commemorate the World Diabetes Day on November 14 by offering free health screenings to the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: MNH Seeks Affordable Hepatitis B Diagnosis and Medication
[Daily News] THE Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) is working on possibilities to adopt alternative means for diagnosing Hepatitis B and medication that will be affordable to majority of the population in need of the services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bukoba Referral Hospital Gets Cancer Screening Devices
[Daily News] BUKOBA Regional Referral Hospital has acquired essential devices to screen cervical and prostate cancer in efforts to improve health delivery to majority of the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness and response capacity of regional hospitals in Tanzania: a descriptive cross-sectional study - Koka PM, Sawe HR, Mbaya KR, Kilindimo SS, Mfinanga JA, Mwafongo VG, Wallis LA, Reynolds TA.
BACKGROUND: Tanzania has witnessed several disasters in the past decade, which resulted in substantial mortality, long-term morbidity, and significant socio-economic losses. Health care facilities and personnel are critical to disaster response. We assesse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Tanzania: Aga Khan, MNH Get U.S.$118,000 for Women, Children Surgery
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Aga Khan Hospital and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) have partnered with religious leaders and non-governmental organisations to raise Sh268 million that will fund plastic and reconstructive surgery for 40 women and children who had suffered incidents that caused them to lose their original appearances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news