Tanzania: Follow Experts' Advice to Curb NCDs, Public Told
[Daily News] RELUCTANCE by the public to follow advice from medical experts, including failure to seek medical treatment early have been mentioned as among major factors that aggravate their prevalence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tpsf Urged to Participate in Fight Against Aids
[Daily News] AIDS Trust Fund (ATF) has called for increased participation of members of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) in the fight against HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Technological Changes Behind the Increase of Covid-19 Testing Costs in Tanzania', Says Health Minister
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Ministry of Health, Gender, Community Development and Children has clarified the decision behind the hike of Covid-19 tests by almost 400 per cent (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: AU Should Press for Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccines
[HRW] Julia Mwangaza* is a 41-year-old health practitioner at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. When I spoke to her recently, she expressed fear that, given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region, the health workforce would soon be overwhelmed and unable to care for their patients. Ms. Mwangaza was also worried that there seemed to be no end in sight for COVID-19 and its impact on the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Oldest hominins of Olduvai Gorge persisted across changing environments
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Olduvai (now Oldupai) Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humankind, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania, made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey. New interdisciplinary field work has led to the discovery of the oldest archaeological site in Oldupai Gorge as reported in Nature Communications, which shows that early human used a wide diversity of habitats amidst environmental changes across a 200,000 year-long period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"It is painful and unpleasant": experiences of sexual violence among married adolescent girls in Shinyanga, Tanzania - Mwanukuzi C, Nyamhanga T.
BACKGROUND: While the situation of married adolescent girls in Tanzania is increasingly documented, empirical evidence concerning the ways in which child marriage impacts girls' and young women's sexual lives is limited. Specifically, little is known abo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bylaws Underway for Compulsory School Meals
[Daily News] RUKWA Regional Commissioner (RC) Joachim Wangabo has tasked councils in the area to draft bylaws that will force parents or guardians to contribute meals to public primary and secondary schools during class hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australian woman who renounced Islamic faith and campaigns globally for women's rights arrested and charged in Tanzania, the country of...
An Australian woman who renounced her Islamic faith and campaigns globally for women's rights is arrested and charged in Tanzania, the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pharmacy Council Membership Up By Over 10pc
[Daily News] THE number of pharmacists who joined the Pharmacy Council (PC) has increased by 11.5 per cent, the regulator has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Agency Ordered to Give Covid-19 Test Results in 24 Hours
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Government Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Prof Abel Makubi, yesterday directed the management of the National Community Health Laboratory to provide Covid-19 test results to samples of people expecting to travel outside the country within 24 hours instead of the previous 72 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Project Set to Boost Maternal Health Fight
[Daily News] AT least 11bn/- has been set aside for a three year 'Safe Reproduction' project in the Lake zone, as part of efforts to fight maternal deaths and other related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: This Project Gave Me a Second Chance
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] On a plain in Tanzania's northern region, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley, Yasinta sits and surveys the mountainous vista from the doorway of her boma, a traditional Maasai home, constructed of branches, mud, and dung. The middle-aged mother lives with her husband, children, and other relatives in a compound of seven bomas that sit together behind a fence of thorny bushes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Barriers and facilitators to implementing trauma registries in low- and middle-income countries: qualitative experiences from Tanzania - Sawe HR, Sirili N, Weber E, Coats TJ, Wallis LA, Reynolds TA.
BACKGROUND: The burden of trauma in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) is disproportionately high: LMICs account for nearly 90% of the global trauma deaths. Lack of trauma data has been identified as one of the major challenges in addressing the quali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Does resilience moderate the effect of intimate partner violence on signs of depression among Tanzanian pregnant women: a cross-sectional study - Magnusson FL, Rogathi JJ, Sigalla GN, Manongi R, Rasch V, Gammeltoft T, Meyrowitsch DW.
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to intimate partner violence has been found to be associated with a multitude of poor health and quality of life outcomes. Among the risks exacerbated by intimate partner violence is prenatal depression. Resilience is hypothesized to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

East Africa: Toxic Pollutants From Burnt Plastic Taint Eggs in Kenya and Tanzania
[East African] Eggs from chickens that forage around waste yards and plastic burning sites are a risk as they have been found to contain high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
African-led study expected to involve 1,600 people over next three years in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South AfricaThe first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent.The African-ledPrEPVacc study will test two experimental combination vaccines to see if they can provide any protection against HIV in people most at risk of infection.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tags: Global health Aids and HIV Global development Society Uganda Tanzania Mozambique South Africa World news Science Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kwimba District Launches Youth HIV/Aids Awareness Campaign Project
[Daily News] KWIMBA District Council has launched the 'Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness' project that aims at reducing the rate of disease transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Correlates of non-fatal, opioid overdose among women who use opioids in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Saleem HT, Likindikoki S, Nonyane BAS, Haruna Nkya I, Zhang L, Mbwambo J, Latkin C.
BACKGROUND: As opioid overdoses and deaths increase globally, little is known about these dimensions in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this paper, we explore factors associated with opioid overdose experiences among a sample of women who use opioids in Dar es Sala... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Measuring individuals' travel behaviour by use of a GPS-based smartphone application in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Joseph L, Neven A, Martens K, Kweka O, Wets G, Janssens D.
A range of mega-cities in the Global South have started to invest in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, as a complement or replacement for informal paratransit services, in an effort to improve the mobility and accessibility in the city. Yet, few studies hav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Tanzania: Seek Immediate Treatment to Malnourished Children - Call
[Daily News] TANZANIA Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) has appealed to the public to seek immediate health treatment to malnourished children to enable them grow in good physical or mental condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Udom On Campaign to Tackle HIV/Aids, Ncds
[Daily News] UNIVERSITY of Dodoma (UDOM) has embarked on a three-day campaign to tackle HIV/AIDs and chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among its workers and the community at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biocon Biologics signs pact with CSSC in Africa to make insulins available for 10 cents
In Tanzania, there were 897,000 reported cases of diabetes in 2017 and the prevalence of diabetes is 3.6% of the total adult population of 25 million, said the company. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Calls for Livestock Joint Vaccination
[Daily News] THE government has directed Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) to create a strategic joint vaccination programme for essential livestock diseases with the purpose of improving the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Men Set Record for HIV Testing
[Daily News] MORE than 500 people, mostly men, have undergone HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing as part of marking the World AIDS Day last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Stresses Researches On Alternative Medicines
[Daily News] THE National Medical Research Institute (NIMR) has been urged to cooperate with other institutions in the country in conducting research on traditional medicines in order to come up with products useful to the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bodily grief work meets Christian interiority: the Meru case - Haram L.
This article focuses on a dramatic emotional expression of grief and explores how the traditional mourning practice-played out by Meru women, in northern Tanzania-encounters Christian interiority. The Meru have been exposed to modernization and westernizat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 108,000 Households in Biharamulo Lined Up for Spray
[Daily News] APPROXIMATELY 108,000 households in Biharamulo District will be sprayed in an effort to control the spread of malaria, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanian Photographer Wins Global Covid-19 Photojournalism Award
[Citizen] A touching photo story from Tanzania highlighting an act of selflessness and service during a time of the coronavirus pandemic has been selected the winner in a photojournalism project that celebrates the diverse acts of healing from around the world during the global pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Stop Relying On Partner's HIV Results, Nkasi Men Told
[Daily News] THE Nkasi District Commissioner (DC) in Rukwa Region, Mr Said Mtanda has urged men to go for HIV testing instead of waiting for results from their pregnant partners after being tested in hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Agpahi Count Gains in Mother to Child HIV Transmission Prevention
[Daily News] NON-GOVERNMENTAL Organization Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI) tested a total of 70,154 people as part of the institution's Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: NCC Succeeds in Anti - HIV/Aids Prevention
[Daily News] AS Tanzanians on Tuesday joined the international community to mark World AIDS Day, the National Construction Council (NCC) said it met its anti-HIV/Aids objectives planned for this year in creating awareness among its employees. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: NGO Wages Relentless Battle Against HIV
[Daily News] A non-governmental organisation, Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS), has provided HIV counselling and testing services to 188,613 people this year as part of its health programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Kenya and Access to Healthy Diets - The Biggest Issue
[Gain] The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and borders Uganda to the east, Tanzania to the south and Ethiopia and Somalia to the north. With a population of more than 47.6 million people sprawled across 580,367 square kilometres, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. Prior to the advent of COVID-19, it was showing considerable progress in the fight against malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Challenges Impeding the Battle Against HIV/Aids
[Daily News] IT is almost similar stories - stigmatization, discrimination, family abandonment, failure to administer prescribed medication and doctors/nurses being rude to patient are told when it comes to the commemoration of the 'World AIDS Day' on every December 01. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dodoma Puts Up Strategies to Fight New HIV Infections
[Daily News] AS Dodoma Region joined the rest of the country to mark the Word Aids Day, Dodoma Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Kessy Maduka said his region remains committed to putting up proper strategies that will see infection rate going down. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Plans Underway to Introduce Air Ambulance
[Daily News] A medical organisation looks forward to introducing air ambulance services in the country, a move expected to save lives and bring about positive changes in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Poor Healthcare Services Alarm Zanzibar Govt
[Daily News] Second Vice-President, Mr Hemed Suleiman Abdalla has raised concern over inefficiency of public facilities which is linked to bureaucracy in medical supplies, shortage of staff and prolonged delays in settling employees' entitlements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Hope for Girls As Group Sets to Roll Out Pads
[Daily News] Mwagala Adventist Women Entrepreneurship Group in Misungwi District of Mwanza region has managed to expand its business from 2m/- capital in 2018, to the current 15m/-. With only seven members, the group is able to engage in various activities, including making women hand-bags and sanitary pads. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar RC Applauds Nurses, Midwives for Quality Services
[Daily News] THE Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Abubakar Kunenge has commended the role played by nurses and midwives in meeting everyday essential health needs of its population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Iron infusion proves effective to treat anaemia in Rural Africa
(Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low-income settings, especially for women. In a new study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and partners published yesterday inThe Lancet Global Health, researchers found that iron infusion was feasible, safe and, in contrast to the standard iron-deficiency anaemia treatment of oral iron tablets, highly effective in Tanzania. This is the first study to provide evidence of the benefits and safety of iron infusion in a low-income setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Testing for Travellers From Tanzania
[The Herald] All travellers from Tanzania will be tested for Covid-19 at Zimbabwean points of entry using the PCR test, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nutritionists Recommend Proper Food Consumption to Curb Ncds
[Daily News] NUTRITIONISTS in the country have recommended proper consumption of food to enable the body contain the required amount of sugar and fat to resist NonCommunicable Diseases (NCDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nimr Conducts Research On Mosquito Drug Resistance
[Daily News] THE National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is conducting research on mosquito drug resistance to curb malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Authorities Take Action to End Malnutrition
[Daily News] KAGERA Region is implementing a programme to reduce the rate of malnutrition in children, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Amana Hospital Gets Alms for Premature Babies' Care
[Daily News] PREMATURE Babies Organisation has stepped in to provide medical equipment support to Amana Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam aimed at reducing deaths of premature babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ncds Drive Households to Poverty
[Daily News] OVER 33 percent of all deaths in the country are caused by Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), lead to poverty and downturn of the national economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Elephant genetics guide conservation
(Penn State) A large-scale study of African elephant genetics in Tanzania reveals the history of elephant populations, how they interact, and what areas may be critical to conserve in order to preserve genetic diversity of the species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Four Ways We ’re Adapting HIV Services during COVID-19 in Tanzania
By Kija Nyalali, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, IntraHealth International, Tanzania A community volunteer recruits clients interested in VMMC services in Ukerewe, Tanzania. Photo by Josh Estey for IntraHealth International.November 18, 2020In Tanzania, the first case of COVID-19 was reported on March 16, 2020. When the country’s government instituted preventive measures to keep the disease from spreading, those same measures made it tougher to provide other services that can prevent a different infectious disease: HIV.So IntraHealth International’sTohara Plus team had to adjust.The Tohara&...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar in Spotlight of Mental Illnesses
[Daily News] THE provision of mental health awareness services to members of the public has been described as one of the best measures to save many people from suffering from mental disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news