Health in Tanzania

  • WHO lauds Africa’s progress in malaria, HIV control

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/29 The World Health Organisation (WHO), has commended the African region for making significant evolution in malaria control in the last five years. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said malaria incidence and mortality rates had declined by 42 % and 66 % respectively between 2000 and 2015. Moeti made the commendation in Kigali, Rwanda, while speaking at the Initial Africa Health Forum, launched by WHO, Africa and the Government of Rwanda.
  • WHO Africa Health Forum App Leads the Way

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/16 You can meet the majority interesting people at conferences. If you can make your way through the sea of people to get to them. The initial Africa Health Forum organised by the World Health Organisation African region was no different - hundreds and hundreds of enthusiastic participants filling the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda, determined to find their way to universal healthcare (UHC) on the continent. The forum promised to examine WHO AFRO's vision for health and development across the continent, explore concrete ways for partners to contribute to the work of the organization, meet the challenges that young people face, and provide a platform to talk about innovative strategies for the public health challenges that Africa just can't seem to shake.
  • New Zanzibar hospital funded by China

    TANZANIA, 2016/09/04 The final touches are being made to a new hospital in Zanzibar with Chinese government investment of additional than 100 million yuan ($15 million). The Abdulla Mzee Hospital in Pemba is due to open in September. The facility has been built on the site of a hospital that was as well funded by the Chinese government in 1970. The new hospital has 160 beds, compared with 61 at the old one.
  • AIDS still number one cause of death in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/20 The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that despite successes chalked in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a lot additional needed to be done particularly in Africa. UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake, revealed that adolescents were generally dying of AIDS at an alarming rate and that the disease remained the leading cause of death in Africa.
  • Fear of cholera, floods as Burundi refugees pack Tanzania camps

    BURUNDI, 2015/11/23 Heavy rains, flooding and a spike in new arrivals could threaten the lives of over 110,000 Burundian refugees in overcrowded camps in Tanzania, six aid agencies said on Monday, amid warnings of rising political tension in Burundi. Life-threatening malaria and diarrhoea have been spreading in Nyarugusu, the world's third major refugee camp, since the rainy season began, and damage caused by a powerful El Nino has left aid agencies short of funds throughout east Africa. "Refugees are arriving in their hundreds each day," the agencies, which include Oxfam, Save the Children and HelpAge International, said in a statement.
  • The number of people killed by cholera in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam rose

    TANZANIA, 2015/09/29 The number of people killed by cholera in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam rose from one to four on Monday, said medical authorities. Kinondoni municipal health authorities said the number of patients admitted to hospitals increased from six as of Monday. However, the medical authorities said they were trying to establish the source of the outbreak the deadly disease. Musa Naty, the Kinondoni municipal director, confirmed that four patients were diagnosed with cholera next samples of their stools tested positive for the bacterial infection.
  • Global Malaria Target Met Amid Sharp Drop in Cases

    BOTSWANA, 2015/09/22 Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 % since 2000, but the ancient killer remains an acute public health problem with 15 nations mainly in sub-Saharan Africa accounting for some 80 % of cases and deaths globally, according to a new United Nations statement released today. “World malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of the completed 15 years,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “It’s a sign that our strategies are on target, and that we can beat this ancient killer, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives, mostly children, each year.”
  • Israelis perform lifesaving surgery on 10 Tanzanians

    ISRAEL, 2015/07/21 An Israeli delegation of 20 doctors, nurses and medical technicians has returned from Tanzania next performing lifesaving heart surgery on additional than 10 local children and examining hundreds additional with congenital heart defects. The delegation traveled to the eastern African country under the auspices of Wolfson Medical Center’s Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) organization. Some of the youngsters who were examined will be brought to Israel in a few months to undergo cardiac surgery at Wolfson.
  • Unicef, UN Health Agency Report Increase in Immunization Figures for World's Children

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/18 An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving vaccinations around the world, according to the new data released by two United Nations agencies. In a press release issued before today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed that the number of nations reaching and sustaining 90 % vaccination coverage for their children with the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3) had doubled since 2000. In 2000, 21 million children did not receive even a initial dose of DTP, a figure that has presently dropped to 12 million, the WHO and UNICEF said.
  • Health care scheme for farmers

    TANZANIA, 2013/05/14 Health care scheme for farmers - Once not known to have attacked people in Kilimanjaro region due to its attitude and temperature, malaria is presently becoming a real threat. According to Regional Medical Officer's records, malaria is accounting for one % of amount ailments treated by health centres in the region.