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Tanzania:Govt Campaign Seeks to Control Elephantiasis
[Daily News] THE government has embarked on a campaign to control Lymphatic Filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, in Dar es Salaam Region through massive drug administration targeting 4.5 million people aged five years and above. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Kids Deserve Protection From Mental Disorders
[Daily News] THE National Assembly was told on Tuesday that too many children in this country miss balanced diet -- a critical anomaly that endangers their mental state. What many families do not know is the stark reality that unbalanced diets often trigger mental disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Girls Fleeing Deadly Genital Mutilation
[CAJ News] Dar -ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) - TANZANIA girls are increasingly fleeing their homes and seeking refuge in safe houses amid the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM). Officials confirmed some safe houses were accommodating girls beyond their carrying capacities ahead of the peaking of the rite in December. Every high season, many girls die due to heavy loss of blood or infection after being cut. In Mugumu in the northwestern Mara region, the sole safe house buuilt to accommodate 40 girls is now providing sh (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:New Cancer Support Initiative By American, Swiss Organizations
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania is set to benefit from a newly announced initiative for cancer support in Sub-Saharan Africa by two American cancer organizations and Novartis, a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neha Misra Brings Light —and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 15, 2017Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good —a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak atSwitchPoint 2018.Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, and visual folk artist with a deep belief in the power of human imagination and action to create new realities. She is the co-founder and chief collaboration officer of Solar Sister and a global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women ’s leadership.In 2017, Misra was named a Presidential Leadership S...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Stresses War On Chronic Diseases
[Citizen] The government reiterates its commitment to making sure that non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include diabetes, drop by 30 per cent by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:KCMC Competes for Health Service Journal Award
[Daily News] THE Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust of the UK have been working in partnership for over fifteen years, training over 4,000 Tanzanians in a variety of healthcare professions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Unsung Heroes of War On Diabetes
[Citizen] What we usually forget in our conversations on tackling diabetes are the vulnerable people and how to help them. Tanzanian women have been the victims and heroes of this devastating chronic illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Why Diabetes Still Ruins People's Lives
[Citizen] Warnings have come and gone, such as, "With extra sugar, you eat your way to the grave," or "An apple a day keeps a doctor away," meaning that how we eat and live determines our health. Still, government, experts and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have continued warning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Teachers' stress intensifies violent disciplining in Tanzanian secondary schools - Hecker T, Goessmann K, Nkuba M, Hermenau K.
Violent forms of discipline in schools continue to be widespread across the globe despite their damaging effects. Since little is known about factors influencing the extent of violence applied by teachers, this study aimed to investigate the influence of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The hidden cost of crime: Tanzanians pay as much as 7 percent to protect money from theft
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) While sending money to others is often seen as the primary value arising from mobile money, a forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, a leading scholarly marketing publication, shows that in developing countries, mobile money provides another important source of value -- a form of theft insurance by protecting cash from street robberies and stealing by relatives or burglars at home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease
(University of Bath) A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water, devised by researchers at the University of Bath, could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drones Deliver Blood Quickly to Remote Global Hospitals Drones Deliver Blood Quickly to Remote Global Hospitals
A California startup is serving thousands of patients in Rwanda and will expand to Tanzania early next year. Orders are filled on demand, so no units expire.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Deaths Drop From 560 to Record 59 People in Musoma
[Citizen] Musoma -Deaths caused by malaria have dropped from 560 in 2014 to a record 59 people this year (by September) in Musoma Municipal Council, authorities say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Tanzania:GGM Workers Accuse Medical Centre of Sub-Standard Services
[Citizen] Geita -Some employees of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) have complained of poor health services that are offered to their families at a local health centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Former NIMR Director Scoops Prize for Efforts to Control Neglected Diseases
[Citizen] Former director general of the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dr Mwele Malecela, has been awarded the 2017 Kyelem Prize in recognition of her efforts in controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Here's What You Should Know About the Cancer Risk Factors
[Citizen] The real reason why people develop cancer is yet to be known. But we do know some of the things that cause or influence the risk of developing cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals
(University of California - Davis) Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania. Using a combination of interviews with local residents and a land conversion data set for East Africa, they found an additional 23 corridors over those previously identified by Tanzanian government reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Revive 325 Pregnancy Cases, Rukwa RC Says
[Daily News] THE Rukwa Regional Commissioner, Mr Joachim Wangabo, has ordered the Regional Police Commander, Mr George Kyando, to mount a manhunt for men who allegedly impregnated 325 school girls, for them to be arrested and arraigned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar es Salaam On Alert, Intensifies Testing for Marburg Vurus
[Daily News] Tanzanians have been alerted on Marburg outbreak in Eastern Uganda, with the government assuring of intensified defensive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar es Salaam On Alert, Intensifies Testing for Marburg Virus
[Daily News] Tanzanians have been alerted on Marburg outbreak in Eastern Uganda, with the government assuring of intensified defensive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Fake Drug Dealers Surrender
[Daily News] SUPPLY of fake and substandard drugs in the local market declined from 3.7 to less than one per cent in the past decade, according to the industry regulator. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt to Spend Sh160bn On 150 Health Facilities By June Next Year
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government will spend Sh160 billion on upgrading 150 health facilities countrywide by June 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women and Malnutrition in Africa
In conclusion, it is arguable that there are improved impacts on nutrition if agricultural interventions are targeted to women and when specific work is done around women’s empowerment (for example, through behaviour change communication), mediated through women’s time use, women’s own health and nutrition status, and women’s access to and control over resources as well as intrahousehold decision-making power. That this may be dismissed out of hand is not unlikely either, given the persistence of male dominance.The post Women and Malnutrition in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source:...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghav Gaiha and Vani Kulkarni Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Ngorongoro District Selected for Hypertension Study
[Daily News] Arusha -HYPERTENSION is a persistent illness that affects the lives of about one billion people worldwide. Hypertension, a nearly symptomless disease, damages blood vessels and organs and often causes a myriad of ailments including serious cardiovascular complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Curbing Malaria - How Treated Bed Nets Solve EAC Malaria Puzzle
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -On the beaches of Zanzibar where the waters of the Indian Ocean kiss sandy landings all day and all night, malaria is on the way out. It is almost eliminated through years of research, sensitisation and vector control via, primarily, the bed net. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:An Overlooked Health Condition - Hypertension
[Citizen] Not many people know this, but hypertension is a very common health condition in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mainstreaming road safety in the regional integration of the East African Community to reduce road traffic injuries - Balikuddembe JK, Khorasani-Zavareh D, Sinclair P, Stephen K, Ardalan A, Nejati A.
The East African Community (EAC) comprising of five states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda bear a disproportionate burden of the global public health burden for road traffic injuries (RTIs). In response to this, each state has devised its own ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tanzania:Mount Meru Hospital Appeals for 17,000 Litres in Donor Blood
[Citizen] Arusha -Mount Meru regional hospital is facing an acute shortage of 17,000 litres of blood and currently has only 3,000 litres, which cannot meet the growing demand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:WHO Releases $500,000 to Contain Plague, Marburg
[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among counties identified by the World Health Organisation as likely hotspots for the plague that has ravaged Madagascar and a recent Marburg virus disease outbreak in eastern Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Deputy Speaker Gives U.S.$11.000 for Renovation of Theatre, Ward
[Citizen] Mbeya -The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Tulia Ackson, has given a Sh40 million cheque for renovation of an operating theatre and a ward for women and children at Ruanda Health Centre in Mbeya Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trilobites: Wild and Captive Chimpanzees Share Personality Traits With Humans
A new study confirms early research by Jane Goodall, who first attributed such traits to chimps about 60 years ago. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Monkeys and Apes Goodall, Jane Tanzania Scientific Data Source Type: news

Wild and Captive Chimpanzees Share Personality Traits With Humans
A new study confirms early research by Jane Goodall, who first attributed such traits to chimps about 60 years ago. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Monkeys and Apes Goodall, Jane Tanzania Scientific Data Source Type: news

Tanzania:468 Mosquito Nets Provided for Free to Control Malaria
[Citizen] Magu -A delegate from the US Malaria Initiative last week toured Sese Primary School in Magu District to witness free distribution of treated mosquito nets as part of the initiatives to prevent malaria infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Number of Cancer Patients On Rise, Health Ministry Reveals
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has been reported to have a huge number of cancer-related deaths and new patients among Sub Saharan African countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Relief to Private Health Outlets in Offing
[Daily News] THE National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has begun processes to review accreditation regulations for health facilities which require them to be on operation for not less than three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Self-reported symptoms and pesticide use among farm workers in Arusha, Northern Tanzania: a cross sectional study - Manyilizu WB, Mdegela RH, Helleve A, Skjerve E, Kazwala R, Nonga H, Muller MHB, Lie E, Lyche J.
The objective of the study was to describe self-reported health symptoms, the use of personal protective gear and clothing and poor safety procedures when applying pesticides among farm workers. A total of 128 adult farm workers were interviewed using a st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Tanzania:Facing Prosecution for Challenging HIV Policies in Tanzania
[HRW] When Sibongile Ndashe, a South African feminist lawyer, got on a plane to travel to Tanzania to convene a meeting of human rights lawyers and activists, she knew she might come under the scrutiny of Tanzanian authorities. But what she did not expect was for Tanzanian police to raid the October 17 workshop at the Peacock Hotel and arrest her and 12 of her colleagues for "promoting homosexuality." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:South African Lawyers Arrested Dar for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:South African Lawyers Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Over 40m Infected With HIV in Two Decades - Govt
[Citizen] Dodoma -The number of Tanzanians who are turning out for voluntary counseling and testing for HIV/Aids has increased from 1,898 in 1997 to 42, 021,146 by June, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:U.S. Aids Relief Body Targets Over 1,2 Million People
[Citizen] In October last year, Tanzania launched an ambitious strategy known as "Test and Treat," to curtail HIV/Aids. The country aims at putting on ARV treatment everyone found to be HIV-positive, regardless of their CD4 count. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Deputy Minister Orders Moshi District Council to Buy Ambulance
[Citizen] Moshi -Deputy Minister in the President's office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Mr Josephat Kandege, has ordered Moshi District Council Executive Director, Mr Butamo Ndalahwa, to set aside enough money from internal sources for purchasing of an ambulance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Decries Poor Local Drug Quality
[Citizen] The Medical Stores Department (MSD) has decried the production of substandard drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zoo cure heals humans
One of the highlights of my trip to Tanzania in 2012 was visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. They have the largest lions on the planet. I got very close as part of my invitation by the director of park services. Along with elephants, lions, gazelles and zebras, I got to see wildebeest, the almost-extinct black rhino and giraffes. I was lucky enough to photograph this giraffe on my trip to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. I am always awed when I see these magnificent creatures in their native environment. They thrive the same way they did thousands of years ago. But when these animals are tak...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Tanzania:Incinerator Shut Over Pollution
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has temporarily suspended operations at the country's largest incinerator for hospital waste in Mkuranga, Coast Region, following complaints that it exposes Dundani villagers to toxic emissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:90% of Mbeya Residents Tested With Sight Problems
[Citizen] Mbeya -At least 90 per cent of people, who went for sight test during an ongoing 'free health test' campaign at Ruanda Nzovwe grounds in the region have been diagnosed with sight problems as most of them need to undergo minor and major operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news