Tanzania: Govt Admits Depression Major Brain Threat
[Daily News] Dodoma -The Parliament heard on Thursday that depression now becomes a major threat to brain health among Tanzanians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Unicef Assures Govt on HIV Programmes' Support
[Daily News] THE United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has assured Tanzanian government of its continuous support towards provision of future directions of scaling up comprehensive HIV prevention programmes to the youth, especially adolescent girls and young women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nacopha Nods to HIV Impact Survey in National Aids Control
[Daily News] NATIONAL Council of People living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA) has described a recently launched report on Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) as vital in attaining ambitious testing and treatment targets to end AIDS epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Experts Push for Improvement of Referral Pattern
[Daily News] HEALTH practitioners have recommended the improvement of the country's referral pattern to facilitate earlier diagnosis of breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majority People With HIV Infection Unaware of Status
[Daily News] ONLY 60 per cent of people with HIV/AIDS are aware of their status, according to the 2016/2017 Tanzania HIV Impacts Survey (THIS) findings. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Lifestyle Diseases Can Affect Children Too
[Citizen] When she was two, Maxine Kateregga, now 15 fell ill and started vomiting, feeling constantly thirsty and sleepy. "I also frequently asked my sister for sugary foods and drinks. Being sick and the last born, I guess she gave them to me out of sympathy," she recollects. Little did her sister know that Kateregga had diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Workers in Tanzania's Noisy Factories Are At Risk of Hearing Damage
[The Conversation Africa] Excessive exposure to noise can cause permanent hearing loss. It's estimated that a third of disabling hearing problems in the world are caused by excessive exposure to noise among adults who are older than 65. Some noise workplaces include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and construction sites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Heslb Fails to Recover 1.5tri/ - From Untraced Defaulters
[Daily News] HIGHER Education Students' Loans Board (HESLB) has a loan balance of 1.46tri/- from untraceable defaulters, a 2017/18 Controller and Auditor General report reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Promoting Maternal Health Through Moral Support
[Daily News] Material and moral support are vital for every pregnant woman. Whether the support is from the baby's father, house help, relative or anyone within reach, it is of paramount importance that this service be availed during pregnancy, labour and taking care of the new born. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Confirms Dengue Fever Outbreak, Refutes Death Report
[Daily News] THE government yesterday confirmed cases of Dengue fever-a mosquito-borne viral disease-in Dar es Salaam and Tanga regions but dismissed death report as unfounded. Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile (pictured) said here that not a single death has so far been reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania - Health Ministry Cautions Over Existence of Dengue Fever
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children has finally admitted about the existence of dengue fever disease in the country, whereby Dar es Salaam Region has been said to have over 200 diagnosed patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Tanzania, Local Champions Are Key to Preventing HIV in Adults
By Mary Goodluck Mndeme , Communications officer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 11, 2019They're the  bridge between their neighbors and the information and services that could help end the country's epidemic.Shaban Peter ’s father died when he was very young, leaving him—last born in a family of six children—and his mother behind.“I’m coming from a poor family,” says Shaban, who’s now 18 and lives in Ushetu District, Tanzania, in the same region where he grew up. “My mother couldn’t manage to send all of us to school. I can’t read or write, but that doesn&...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tohara Plus HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Youth Community Health Workers Tanzania Source Type: news

Tanzania's government announces outbreak of dengue fever
with more than 300 people treated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Our Supply of Essential Drugs Surpasses WHO Proposed Level'
[Daily News] TANZANIA has improved availability of essential medicines in the country's health facilities above the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer-Causing Agents Found in City Groundwater
[Monitor] Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education together with their counterparts from universities in Uganda and Tanzania have found traces of 25 harmful viruses in surface water in the slums of Kampala and Dar es Salaam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Deadly Viruses Found in Kampala and Arusha Water
[Nation] Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and their peers from Uganda and Tanzania have found traces of 25 DNA virus families -- some of them with adverse health risk for humans -- in underground water in the slums of Kampala and Arusha. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cancer Causing Pathogens Found in Kampala, Arusha Slum Groundwater
[East African] Researchers from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education alongside their peers from local universities in Uganda and Tanzania have found traces of 25 harmful viruses in surface water in the slums of Kampala and Arusha. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Taking Time to Spot Signs of Colon Cancer
[Citizen] When 39-year-old Salum Awadhi spotted an artwork on colon cancer signs, he got really worried. He says, "Seven out of the ten signs that were on the artwork was happening to me. I was going through all that." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Universal Health Coverage in Focus At Mcl Health Camp
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -City residents yesterday turned up in large numbers for health checkups during the MwananchiAfyaCamp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Underserved Populations in Tanzania, Social Service Workers Provide a Critical Link to Frontline Health Workers
By Kathryn UtanApril 04, 2019They ’re essential to identifying people in need and connecting them to care.Temeke is one of the poorest districts in Dar es Salaam. For people living there, it is difficult to know where to turn for health services, so community-based social service workers play a crucial role in identifying people in need and linking them to a broad range of psychosocial care and support services, as well as to medical care. Edithrose Moyo is one of those community-based social service workers. She works in the community  to provide care and support to the growing number of children who were orpha...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: World Health Worker Week Health Workers Social Service Workers Tanzania Source Type: news

Tanzania: The Government Spent Sh5.8 Billion to Maintain and Renovate Health Centres
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli said today, April 4, 2019, that more than Sh184 billion has been spent by the government for the construction and maintenance of 352 health centres across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Concern As Hundreds Flock to Kiteto Gold Mines
[Citizen] Kiteto -New gold mines have been discovered in Kiteto District in Manyara Region, causing an influx of people in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Africa: Shortage of Personnel in Nuclear Medicine Remains Critical in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania remains one of the countries in Sub-Saharan African that is still hit by a critical shortage of health professionals in the field of nuclear medicine despite the increasing number of nuclear medicine services in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: GGM Sends More Children for Cleft Lip Surgeries
[Daily News] OVER 1,700 children with cleft lip and palate from different villages in Geita Region have received surgical treatment for the last 17 years, yet survey indicates that the problem is far from being solved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Provision of care to hospitalized pediatric burn patients: a qualitative study among nurses at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Marwa NP, Tarimo EAM.
BACKGROUND: Burn injury is a significant problem in low and middle-income countries. Moreover, across regions children are more affected by burn injury than adults. The outcome of burn injury is greatly influenced by the quality of care patients receive. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Conference to Address Health Financing
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Health financing will be among the major topics that will dominate the 7th East African Health and Scientific Conference opening in Dar es Salaam tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Faces Shortage of Pain-Relieving Morphine
[East African] Tanzania is running out of morphine -- a key reliever of severe pain for patients with terminal illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Empowering Community Health Providers to Tackle Lung Diseases
[WHO] Tanga -The Ministry of Health in Tanzania conducted orientation workshops on integrated screening, referral and follow up for Tuberculosis and other Chronic Lung Diseases to 20 Community Health providers in Tanga region. This initiative is supported by the World Health Organization and aims to embody the leverage of resources in addressing community needs in primary health care delivery. As most of the other Chronic Lung Diseases are not infectious in contrast to Tuberculosis, the implementation of the initiative (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fostering the China-Africa Cooperation for the Elimination of Malaria
[WHO] 21-26 January 2019, Shanghai and Beijing China - The WHO Representative, Dr Tigest Menegstu led the country delegation to a workshop on 'the China-Tanzania Malaria Prevention and Control Demonstration Project, 'in Shanghai from the 21-24th January 2019 and a high level Coordination Management Committee (CMC) Meeting' in Beijing on the 26th January 2019 to finalize the protocol for phase two of the The China-UK-Tanzania partnership Pilot Project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Basic Facts to Understanding Healthy Dietary Fats
[Daily News] FOR years we've been told that eating fat will add inches to our waistline, raise cholesterol, and cause a myriad of health problems. But now we know that not all fat is the same. While bad fats can wreck your diet and increase your risk of certain diseases, good fats can protect your brain and heart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Researchers Advise for Link With Health Experts to Achieve SDGs
[Daily News] ACADEMICIANS and Researchers in East Africa have advised for a link with health service providers on research work to improve and strengthen healthcare systems, if the bloc seriously wants to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Concern As 70 People Die Daily From TB
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -At least 70 people die every day from Tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania, according to the Health Minister Ms Ummy Mwalimu. The number is an average of three people per hour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Hazardous Waste Permits Revoked
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Importation, exportation, recycling and collection of hazardous waste including scrap metal, used batteries, electronic waste and hospital dischargeable have been suspended indefinitely as the government says it is preparing best practice for the trade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevention and mitigation of intimate-partner violence: the role of community leaders in Tanzania - Simmons E, Halim N, Servidone M, Steven E, Reich N, Badi L, Holmes N, Kawemama P, Messersmith LJ.
Intimate-partner violence (IPV) is a major public health issue that disproportionately affects women, especially in Tanzania where 40% of women report experiencing IPV. While IPV research has focused on IPV victims and perpetrators, community leaders can p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Severity of motorcycle crashes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Salum JH, Kitali AE, Bwire H, Sando T, Alluri P.
OBJECTIVE: Motorcycles are a common mode of transportation in low- and middle-income countries. Tanzania, in particular, has experienced an increased use of motorcycles in the last decade. In Dar es Salaam, motorcycles provide door-to-door travel and often... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 3m Children Under Five Have Birth Certificates - Rita
[Daily News] MORE than three million children under five years of age have been registered and given birth certificates in 11 regions across the country, the Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Training, Mentorship, and Repurposed Equipment Expand Family Planning Use in Tanzania
March 18, 2019By repurposing unused surplus medical equipment, health facilities in Tanzania have addressed a crucial shortage of health workers who are certified to provide intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) to clients in 22 districts throughout the country.As part of theTanzania Family Planning Outreach program, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development,IntraHealth International trained 300 public-sector health workers to deliver long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in 165 health facilities in 22 districts during 2014 –2016. But during follow-up sessions of mentorship and su...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tanzania Tanzania Family Planning Outreach Education & Performance Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

Tanzania: 62 Kidney Dialysis Machines for Delivery Tomorrow
[Daily News] IN what certainly represents a major breakthrough for people suffering from kidney complications, the government is expected to receive, tomorrow, 62 new kidney dialysis machines from the government of Saudi Arabia that will be distributed to zonal and regional hospitals countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investigating a paralytic shellfish poisoning in Gando Village, Wete District, Tanzania, July 2015 - Urio LJ, Frimpong JA, Semali I, Kishimba RS, Mghamba JM, Abade A, Sembuche S, Lema N, Ussi AK.
The investigation of foodborne outbreaks requires a multi-disciplinary set of skills. Frequently, foodborne-related outbreaks are poorly investigated due to lack of all required skills on the part of the investigators. This case study, based on a shellfish... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Tanzania: Minister Warns On Use of Pain Drugs
[Citizen] Dodoma -The public has been reminded to always consult their medical experts before taking anti pain medications because the drugs if used irrationally and excessively could cause kidney complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Malaria continues to be a significant travel-related disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I'm planning a three-week trip to Tanzania. My doctor recommends that I take medication to prevent malaria. Is this really necessary? I thought malaria wasn't common anymore. Are there other things that I can do to protect myself? Is effective treatment available for malaria? ?ANSWER:?While there is no vaccine for malaria, it is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Kenya: Aga Khan Hospital Opens Sh9.3 Billion Facility in Dar es Salaam
[Nation] The Aga Khan Development Network (AFDN) last weekend opened phase two expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which is expected to provide services to over one million patients annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change. Three Norwegian lawmakers put forth the 16-year-old’s name. “We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict,” parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told Norwegian media outlet VG. “The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” he added. The activist, who was named one of TIME’s Most Influential Teens of 2018...
Source: TIME: Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime overnight Source Type: news

Measuring the success of East African protected areas
(University of California - Davis) East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 'strict' protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. Researchers at UC Davis have now documented the extent to which this East African protected area network really protects wildlife and habitats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Aga Khan Development Network Plan to Improve 24 Public Health Centres in Mwanza
[Citizen] Mwanza -The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has started its plan of improving 24 public health facilities in Mwanza Region. The plan includes putting up rooms for males to wait for their female partners in labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Aga Khan Building Capacity for E. Africa Healthcare Professionals
[The Exchange] There is need for capacity building Tanzania health sector to increase the number of healthcare practitioners as well as the quality of medical equipment and facilities as well. Short of increasing and improving the number of healthcare providers, then the country will continue to suffer grave loss of manpower due to pervasiveness of otherwise treatable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Hypertension Is Critical - Experts
[Daily News] IT has transpired that many Tanzanians suffer from cases of hypertension, possibly due to changing lifestyles, medical experts revealed here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: All Set for Health, Scientific Forum
[Daily News] ALL is set for the upcoming seventh East African Health and Scientific Conference (EAHSC) that is expected to take place in Dar es Salaam from March 27 to 29 this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Strategy On Use of ICT in Health Centres Out Soon
[Daily News] THE East African Health Research Commission has come up with a strategic plan to promote the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in transforming the regional health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news