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Tanzania: NHIF Coverage to Hit 50pc By 2020

THE National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) intends to reach out to more than 50 per cent of Tanzanians come 2020.The NHIF Board of Directors Chairperson, Ms Anna Makinda, said here over the weekend that...
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Tanzanian Scoops WHO Innovation Award

A TANZANIAN scientist, Dr Askwar Hilonga, has been awarded a distinguished award by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for his nano innovations to address health problems.Dr Hilonga, from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of...
East African Community

East Africa: High-Risk EA Weighs Using Trial Ebola Vaccine to Avert DRC Spread

Even as Ebola response teams struggle to contain the disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, East African Community ministers of health say they are alive to the risks, and are now considering...
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Tanzania: MOI to Start Full Neurosurgery

THE Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) is set to perform neurosurgical operations by 100% effective from July this year. MOI Executive Director, Dr Respicious Boniface, said this at the opening of the Workers' Council meeting...
East African Community

East Africa: EAC Want States to Stop Pread of Deadly Ebola

The East African Community (EAC) warned ebola remained a major threat to the region and asked countries to prepare to stop the spread of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has so far claimed over...
Hydroquinone Skin-lightening Products

East Africa: Region Closer to Banning Hydroquinone Skin-lightening Products

East African countries are set to ban skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone, a medical agent linked to health problems when used in high concentrations. The East African Legislative Assembly last week passed a resolution...
Dengue Fever

Tanzania: Go for Expert Guide in Handling Dengue Fever, Public Advised

MEMBERS of the public were yesterday warned against relying on distorted reports on treatment of dengue fever, amid advice to pursue professional information from reliable sources.The Chief Medical Officer, Prof Muhammad Kambi told the...
Hepatitis B

Tanzania: Govt Refutes Misleading Hepatitis B Information

THE Ministry for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has refuted information that hepatitis B is transmitted through air and therefore, causes massive deaths.The ministry reacted after information was circulating on social media,...
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Tanzania: Solution Needed to Shortage of Medical Specialists in Tz

Human resources and specialist doctors are crucial in the provision of quality health care. Without these experts provision of quality care is compromised.Recently the chairperson of the Society of Anesthesiologist of Tanzania (SATA) Dr...
Plastic Bags Ban

Tanzania: Plastic Bags Ban – Protecting Local Communities From Industrial Pollution

THE government is currently in a move to keep clean the environment for industrial development and get rid of exploitation of its natural resources in an attempt to improve its economic stability.Regrettably, the process...
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