Tanzania suspends U.S.-funded family planning ads on radio, television
Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a U.S.-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those "too lazy to take care of their children". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tanzania:Yes, Fake Malaria Drug Crooks Must Be Nailed
[Daily News] MEDICINE is supposed to represent a blessing, in the form of, at best curing a sick person who takes it, and, at worst, to get relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nomadic hunter-gatherers show that cooperation is flexible, not fixed
(University of Pennsylvania) Why do humans cooperate? For six years, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have worked to answer this great puzzle, focusing on the Hadza, a nomadic hunter-gatherer population in Tanzania. New findings suggest that cooperation is flexible, not fixed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why do people share? It's contagious, six-year study of Hadza people shows
(Cell Press) In the modern world, people cooperate with other people including strangers all the time. We give blood, tip providers of various services, and donate to charity even though there is seemingly nothing in it for us. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on Sept. 20 who've studied Hadza hunter-gatherer people in Tanzania over a six-year period have new and surprising insight into why people work together. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:We Should Join Forces in the Anti-Drugs Battle
[Daily News] IN essence, there are similarities between the machinations of Satan, and the evil schemes of evil people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania to Mark World Heart Day, to Raise Awareness On Heart Diseases
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania will mark the World Heart Day (WHD) for the first time in history, in order to raise awareness on the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:High Rate of Cardiovascular Disease Worries Health Experts
[Daily News] CARDIOVASCULAR diseases like heart attacks and stroke are on the rise in the country, with the main cause being attributed to lifestyle, it has been reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:RC Calls for Intensified Campaign to Address HIV/Aids in Region
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Brigadier General Marco Gigati has appealed to the area residents to increase awareness on fighting HIV/AIDS as a warning that the disease was still a major killer in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists explore exotic species of legumes as potential alternative sources for human and animal nutrition
(Natural News) The Vigna genus has generously provided us with a number of nutritious and tasty legumes (including adzuki beans, cowpeas, and mung beans) that have become fairly important food crops in many parts of the world. Tanzanian researchers believe that the remaining non-domesticated members of the large family of legumes are potentially significant sources... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Eyeing Compulsory Universal Healthcare Model
[East African] Tanzania is working on a model that will help ensure that every citizen enjoys health insurance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Ministry Clears Confusion Over Family Planning
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government says it has not stopped its family planning programme, clarifying that remarks by President John Magufuli on the matter did not contradict its reproductive health policy objectives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Where Women Are Fined Sh2,200 for Giving Birth At Home
[Nairobi News] Women in a Tanzanian village have made startling revelation of how a government health facility has been fining women who deliver their babies at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Social space and alcohol use initiation among youth in northern Tanzania - Osaki H, Mshana G, Mbata D, Kapiga S, Changalucha J.
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol use is a key risk factor for disease worldwide. Consumption of alcohol is increasing in sub Saharan Africa, where youth are already at high risk of HIV due to its high prevalence in the region. Studies show that youth begin drinking a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania:Magufuli Says People Using Contraception are Lazy - But MP Disagrees
[Citizen] Dodoma -Just one day after President John Magufuli reiterated his opposition to birth controls by telling Tanzanians to continue reproducing, a Member of Parliament (MP) has faulted him on grounds that his (the President's) position was going contrary to the available national policies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:World Suicide Prevention Day, Stakeholders Go Equally Rural
[Daily News] AS the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is being marked today, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and co-sponsored by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), Non-Governmental Organiaations (NGOs) as well as other stakeholders all should come together to raise public awareness that suicide is a major cause of premature death can be prevented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-Hospital Interventions & quot;Urgently Needed & quot; for Children in Tanzania Post-Hospital Interventions & quot;Urgently Needed & quot; for Children in Tanzania
Post-hospital mortality is disturbingly high among two-to-12-year olds in Tanzania, and interventions are urgently needed, especially for older children with chronic illnesses, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Jubilee, Aga Khan Launch Joint Healthcare Insurance Product
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Jubilee Insurance Company of Tanzania and the Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania have jointly successfully launched an insurance product 'JilindeAfya',a scheme that aims at offering a comprehensive preventative and curative healthcare solution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Government Spent Over U.S.$39 Million or Construction of Health Care Centres
[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has spent Sh93.5 billion for construction of 210 health centers during the 2017/18 financial year, the Parliament has been told. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar Intensifies Ebola Preparedness Measures
[Daily News] TANZANIA has ordered regions under high risk of the deadly Ebola disease to open isolation centres to accommodate victims as part of the national preparedness plan against the deadly virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar Scores High in Fighting Bilharzia, Guinea Worm
[Daily News] TANZANIA has made tremendous strides in eradicating Bilharzia and Guinea Worm Disease, thanks to ambitious school health programme currently undertaken by the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coastal researchers examine resource scarcity and poverty traps in coastal tanzania
(Louisiana State University) Louisiana State University researchers are evaluating 13 different villages across the Pangani and Rufiji districts of Tanzania and analyzing the local mangrove ecosystems, including how humans influence and interact with these ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Eyes New Tech to Fight Aflatoxins
[Citizen] Arusha -Tanzania will soon join other African countries in rolling out new technology that will contain cancer-causing aflatoxins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:GGM Invests Over U.S.$ 500,000 for Malaria Prevention in Geita
[Daily News] IN an effort to fight against malaria and boost health care, Geita Gold Mine Limited (GGM) has invested 1.7bn/- in the implementation of a community malaria prevention programme in Geita Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Handheld ultrasound + CADx helps triage breast masses
Researchers successfully used a combination of handheld ultrasound and computer-aided...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Portable US helps detect lung fluid in kidney patients $2K ultrasound probe for iPhones gets FDA nod Toshiba donates ultrasound to Tanzania mission Portable ultrasound market primed for growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tanzania:PM Touts Promotion of Pesticide to Curb Malaria
[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed responsible organs to ensure that the countrywide campaign on eradicating malaria goes hand in hand with the use of biolavarcide, which kills mosquito larva, to eliminate the killer disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:TB Healthcare Services Brought Closer to People
[Citizen] The government through the ministry of Health has decentralised Tuberculosis (TB) healthcare services to local authorities so to reduce inconveniences of covering long distances by people to health centres that number 78 countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Arusha Manages to Lower HIV Infection Rate
[Citizen] Arusha -The government, in cooperation with different foreign partners, has managed to bring down the rate of HIV infections in Arusha Region from 3.2 to 1.9 percent from the year 2011/12 to the year 2017/18 respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt in U.S.$13 Million Plan to Cut Referrals
[Citizen] Dodoma -Healthcare services will likely improve significantly after the government disclosed that it has set aside Sh30 billion, which will be spent on construction and rehabilitation of referral hospitals across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Sets Target to Reduce Maternal Deaths By 2020
[Daily News] THE government has set a target for reducing maternal deaths to 292 from the current 556 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2020, Director of Health Services in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments), Dr Ntuli Kapologwe, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Breastfeeding Campaign Targets Secondary School Students
[Daily News] ACTIVISTS in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and development partners in Zanzibar see that breast-feeding campaigns in secondary schools through organized public debates would give better results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Act On National Nutritional Plan, RCs Told
[Daily News] MINISTER of State in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Governments) Suleiman Jafo has directed regional commissioners (RCs) to introduce strategies, which will fast track the implementation of the national plan for nutritional supplements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investigating alternative feed sources to address a potential food collapse
(Natural News) Searching for new sources of food for humans and feed for animals, a Tanzanian scientific review covered the Vigna genus of legumes. They reported that the wild members of the genus could serve as potential sources of nutrition, thereby improving food security across the world. The study was conducted by researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Ebola Cases Not in Our Region, RC Assures Rukwa Residents
[Daily News] THE Rukwa Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Joachim Wangabo has assured residents in the region that there are no Ebola cases in the area after previous reports, saying that preventive measures have been taken in all border areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Industrialising Health Sector Needs Dialogue, Say Experts
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Healthcare industrialisation can make Tanzania a medical tourism hub and improve quality of medical services if stakeholders are keen on setting the right strategies and creating an enabling environment for investment, players say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Outlaw Self HIV Testing Kits' Sale, Use By Public
[Daily News] IN many parts of the world especially Africa where lack of education and proliferation of diseases are still giving governments challenges, it should be noted that allowing individuals to make some decisions without the guidance of professional authorities in a way, contributes to fuelling the general public's woes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Four Babies Born On Eid At Muhimbili
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -As the Muslim community in the country celebratesEid - ul- Adha today, Wednesday August 22, four children were born last night at the country's largest referral healthy facility-the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Medics Warned As 9 Staff Catch Ebola in DRC
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Medics in Tanzania were yesterday told to remain vigilant in the wake of the rising cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Joins Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has joined other Southern African Development Community (Sadc) member states to sign the Windhoek Declaration that calls for increased resource allocation from country governments to address gaps in funding and supportive policies to promote malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Muhimbili Hospital Now Makes Great Strides in Kidney Transplant
[Daily News] THE Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has recorded tremendous success in kidney transplant as local surgeons are able to perform medical operations with minimal guidance from foreign ones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Intensifies Screening As Ebola Plagues DRC
[Daily News] THE government has intensified screening of all travellers entering the country through several entry points, including borders and airports as the spread of Ebola disease continues haunting the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unexplained illness in Tanzania puts pathogen discovery to the test
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) When patients presented with unexplained fever at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, scientists compared two genetic sequencing methods used to identify the potential viruses behind the illnesses: VirCapSeq-VERT, a method developed at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and unbiased high-throughput sequencing. Both methods yielded similar results. However, VirCapSeq-VERT was more efficient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:ELCT Members Donate Blood
[Daily News] THE Northern Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (NZBTC), has set a target of collecting 17,000 units of blood a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Modern Contraceptive Methods Key to Development
[Daily News] MODERN contraceptive methods can play a vital role in securing wellbeing and autonomy of women, while supporting the health and development of communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzanians Encouraged to Go for Regular Heart Check-Ups
[Daily News] TENDENCY by most patients not seeking regular medical care contributes to rising cases of heart diseases in the country which are potentially preventable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news