Tanzania: President Samia Says Committee On Covid-19 Has Been Formed, Urges Public to Take Precaution
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Sunday, April 18, 2021 said she has formed a committee of experts that will advise her on the status of Covid-19 in the country and the necessary steps to take. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Lake Victoria Islets Get Outreach, Mobile Clinic Services
[Daily News] RESIDENTS in several Islands in the Lake Victoria Archipelago can now sigh with relief following government efforts to extend outreach and mobile clinic services to improve health services to its people, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Public Urged to Change Lifestyle to Avert Ncds
[Daily News] TANZANIANS have been advised to get rid of Non-Communicable Diseases by changing lifestyle and control their eating behaviors. The advice was given in Bahi District by Dr Tumaini Haonga from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children during a seminar to create awareness campaign on how to avoid such diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Insurance Profits Surge Despite Covid-19 Fallout
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The year 2020 was relatively good for insurance firms, with reports showing that a number of them registered a rise in profits despite the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Tanzanian Variant Detected In Angola From An Entirely New Branch Of SARS-CoV-2
The versatility of SARS-CoV-2 to evolve new variants that increase transmissibility, virulence, and immune evasion is a new troubling feature of the Covid-19 pandemic. The recent discovery of a novel variant emerging from Tanzania adds a new chapter to this disturbing story. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Tanzania: Some 67 Girl Students Impregnated in Biharamulo, Ngara Districts
[Daily News] SOME 67 girl students were impregnated in Biharamulo and Ngara districts between March-June, last year, when Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak forcing schools to close. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Invests in Medical Oxygen Generation
[Daily News] THE government has procured seven medical oxygen generators, which will be installed in seven regional referral hospitals in the country as part of efforts to fight non-communicable and communicable diseases, including the Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Aar Set to Close Operations in Tanzania
[Monitor] AAR Healthcare, which also has operation in Uganda is set to exit Tanzania due to reduced visitor numbers to its eight clinics and financial troubles worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes
Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) has pioneered the food pyramid, which recommends both nutritious and good food for the planet. In its latest report, it makes recommendations for Africa. Credit: Anaya Katlego / UnsplashBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 2021 (IPS) With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment. According to a new Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) report, 690 million people globally lack sufficie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Kagera Successful in Anti-Malaria Campaign'
[Daily News] KAGERA Region has recorded impressive performance in the fight against malaria through various interventions, including distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) to the people and other preventive measures, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: President Suluhu Ditches Tradition, Wears Mask
[Nairobi News] Tanzania President Samia Suluhu has appeared to abandon tradition by wearing a mask. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Aar to Shut Tanzania Clinics On Rising Financial Woes
[East African] AAR Healthcare Ltd is set to exit Tanzania on reduced visitor numbers to its eight clinics and financial troubles worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Government to Set Up Coronavirus Taskforce
[Daily News] PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has revealed plans of instituting a committee of experts to review the country's Covid-19 response and advise the government accordingly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: NMB Commits to Support Health Sector
[Daily News] NMB Bank is upbeat to continue supporting improvement of health services in the country by providing various items that play a fundamental role in saving lives of most Tanzanians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania's new president changes policy on COVID-19, media
Tanzania’s new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania's Government Opens Up On Covid-19 Pandemic
[Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tuesday that she intends to form a special team of experts to examine the COVID-19 issues as well as global suggested remedies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Covid-19 - Tanzania's National Hospital to Keep Steam Therapy Machines
[Monitor] Tanzania's national referral hospital, Muhimbili, has stated that the steam booths that were placed at its facility in Dar es Salaam will remain intact, an indication that the key hospital may continue to provide steam therapy as one of the ways to help fight Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Covid-19 Aid Should Aim Beyond the Short-Term Health Response
[Citizen] The coronavirus pandemic has pushed world leaders and policymakers to implement unprecedented economic stimulus plans. These mammoth bailouts may exceed $10 trillion, according to one estimate. But what about economic aid and support to developing countries? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: About 50 Babies Born in Lake Zone On Easter Eve
[Daily News] NEARLY 50 babies were born in various hospitals in the regions in Lake zone during the Easter eve, including the quadruplets at the Shinyanga Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Smz, Unesco Bring Smiles to Pregnant Zanzibar Girls
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR government and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have agreed to strengthen collaboration to help girls who dropped out of school after becoming pregnant to continue with studies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Covid-19 - South Africa, Zimbabwe Rush to Contain Potential Surge
[DW] South Africa's COVID-19 infection rates have remained low in the run-up to Easter, but fears of a third wave are mounting. Meanwhile, Africa's top health official has sounded alarm bells over a new Tanzanian variant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm in Kenya as Deadlier Mutations of Covid-19 Found in Tanzania
[Nation] Scientists have discovered the most mutated variant of the Covid-19 virus in Tanzania, in what could portend trouble for Kenya, given these new variants are highly transmissible, and suspected to be resistant to some of the immune fighters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: EA Lawyers Urge New Tanzania Regime to Contain Covid-19
[Monitor] Lawyers under the East Africa Law Society have urged the new leadership in Tanzania to combat the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gender discrimination threatens crop yield among smallholder farmers in Africa, researchers say
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Studies conducted in Tanzania and drawing on case studies across East Africa show that policies giving women better access to resources and information must be prioritized to reverse the trend. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid third wave may overrun Africa's healthcare, warns WHO
Leap of 50% in cases in three months and just 7m jabs across continent ‘infecting 11 health workers an hour’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRising cases of coronavirus in Africa threaten to overrun fragile healthcare systems and test the continent ’s much-touted resilience to the disease, according to theWorld Health Organization ’s regional office for the continent.The global health body stated that infections were on the rise in at least12 countries in Africa including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Guinea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Muiruri in Nairobi Tags: Global development Africa World news Coronavirus Kenya Tanzania World Health Organization Epidemics Global health Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

The Value of Water Goes Far Beyond its Stock Price
In northern Ghana some 50% of people lack access to safe drinking water. Credit: UNDP GhanaBy Lyla Mehta and Alan Nicol*EAST SUSSEX, UK, Mar 20 2021 (IPS) In the midst of a global pandemic, when the presence of water in our lives has never seemed more important, its future availability has also never been more uncertain. Water scarcity is now such a threat that it is even possible to trade in ‘water futures’ – joining commodities like gold and oil on Wall Street, with traders hedging against future water availability. So, while farmers and pastoralists struggle to know when the next rainfall will come, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyla Mehta and Alan Nicol Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news

Tanzania: Samia Suluhu Hassan - Who Is Tanzania's New President?
[DW] Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as Tanzania's first female president following the death of John Magufuli. The former vice president may cut a different leadership figure compared to her predecessor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nation Gets Second Chance to Confront Magufuli Legacy
[Chatham House] President Samia Suluhu Hassan must grant citizens an open and honest appraisal of Magufuli's leadership, something denied to them in his re-election victory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

John Magufuli, Tanzania Leader Who Played Down Covid, Dies at 61
“Vaccines don’t work,” he told a maskless crowd. First elected in 2015, he pushed his East African nation deeper into authoritarianism. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Magufuli, John (1959- ) Deaths (Fatalities) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tanzania Source Type: news

Tanzania: How Teen Mothers Who Have Been Left Behind Are Getting Their Future Back
[UNFPA] Shilela, Shinyanga, Tanzania -- When Glory* became pregnant at the age of 13, she felt worthless and despaired as she watched her dreams slip away. She knew all too well the stigma that surrounds early pregnancy and that she would not be able to continue her schooling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: John Magufuli, Tanzania's Covid-Denying President, Dies
[CFR] President John Magufuli's death at sixty-one years of age followed a familiar pattern among Africa's putative strongmen: denials that he was sick followed by secrecy as to the circumstances of his dying and where it happened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania's COVID-19-denying president, John Magufuli, dead at 61
Tanzania’s COVID-denying president died this week, prompting an opposition leader to call his death amid the pandemic, “poetic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel announces airlines bailout – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.57pmGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: UK says EU vaccine threat 'needs explaining'; Tanzania president dies11.56pmGMTContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now), Jedidajah Otte , Tobi Thomas, Rachel Hall,Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Science World news Source Type: news

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died at 61
President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic in Africa whose populist rule often cast his East African country in a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania's Covid-denying president, John Magufuli, dies aged 61
Leader’s death follows two-week absence from public life that prompted rumours he had virus (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania's COVID-skeptic President John Magufuli dies at 61
The 61-year-old leader nicknamed "the bulldozer" has died of heart failure, after weeks of speculation he was infected with COVID-19.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania President John Magufuli Has Died. He Had Not Been Seen Since February
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: VP Implies President Is Sick, Says Nothing About Coronavirus Rumors
[VOA] Nairobi -- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has remained out of sight since late February, amid rumors he has COVID-19. Officials have insisted he is well, but the country's vice president said Monday it is normal for people to get sick. She asked Tanzanians to ignore outside information that may cause confusion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Experts Warn Over High Daily Intake of Salt
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- As the world marked a Salt Intake Reduction Week between March 8 and March 14, experts warned that excessive intake of salt could lead to serious health problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania's Vice President Says Country Is Safe, Calls for Prayers
[East African] Handeni. Tanzania's Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has urged the country to not be unnerved by "rumours flying around", insisting that the country is safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Calls Out 'Haters' Who Claim the President Has Covid-19
[RFI] Tanzania's Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said Friday that the country is still functioning under the leadership of President John Magufuli, who has not been seen in public in over a fortnight. This comes as opposition leader Tundu Lissu has claimed that Magufuli has contracted Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Magufuli Is Well but Busy, Govt Officials Assure Speculating Public
[East African] Tanzanian officials have dismissed speculation about the health and wellbeing of President John Magufuli two weeks after he was last seen in public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: WHO Praises Tanzania's New Position On Covid-19
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Tanzania for reverting to measures meant to contain the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of integrating screening for gender-based violence into HIV counselling and testing for adolescent girls and young women in Tanzania and South Africa - Colombini M, Scorgie F, Stangl A, Harvey S, Ramskin L, Khoza N, Mashauri E, Baron D, Lees S, Kapiga S, Watts C, Delany-Moretlwe S.
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) undermines HIV prevention and treatment cascades, particularly among women who report partner violence. Screening for violence during HIV testing, and prior to offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV uninfect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar's Health Minister Mazrui Cautions Citizens Against Covid-19
[Citizen] Unguja -- Zanzibar's Health, Social Welfare, the Elderly, Gender and Children minister Nassor Ahmed Mazrui has called upon Isles residents to continue taking precautionary measures against Covid-19 saying the pandemic has continued to cause problems around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

"Mtoto wa nyoka ni nyoka," the child of a snake is a snake: a narrative analysis of adverse childhood experiences and perpetration of interpersonal violence among men in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Zietz S, Kajula L, Martin S, Moracco B, Shanahan M, Maman S.
Childhood exposure to adversity, including abuse and neglect, is consistently found to be a predictor of intimate partner violence (IPV) and peer violence (PV) perpetration in adulthood. The purpose of this study is to qualitatively examine factors that ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Warming climate slows tropical birds' population growth rates
(University of Utah) Monte Neate-Clegg and colleagues tracked the demographics of 21 bird species over 30 years of observations from a mountain forest in Tanzania. For at least six of the species, their population declined over 30 years could be most attributable to rising temperatures - an effect of a warming world. Smaller birds, as well as those that live at the lower part of their elevation range, were at higher risk for slowed population growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Women Leaders Have Shaped Our Response to COVID-19
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMarch 08, 2021At IntraHealth International, we’re lucky to work with amazing women leaders every day. At every level of the organization, in every country we work, they’re leading us through this pandemic and into a future where everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.In 2020, we saw that countries with female leaders hadlower COVID-19 death rates and better economic performance. So we asked some of the women leaders at IntraHealth: How have other women influenced your leadership style, especially during the pandemic?Here’s what they sa...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 International Women ' s Day Source Type: news

Tanzania: TEC to Tanzanians - Protect Yourselves Against Coronavirus
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) yesterday urged Tanzanians to step up aggressive control measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news