Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablo’s-Mendez visited Kiwangwa Dispensary and Bagamoyo in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region. Kiwangwa Dispensary is one of the 53 sites implementing the Pay for Performance (P4P) in Bagamoyo district out of 82 sites. In this district
While holding events to mark the 51 years of the revolution early this year, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar launched of the first Neurosurgery Unit at the Mnazi Mmoja Referral Hospital in Zanzibar. The event was officiated by Zanzibar President and Chairperson of the Revolut
Although Tanzania’s HIV prevalence in the general population has gone down from 7% in 2004 to 5.1% in 2012, unfortunately, the achievements made in the general population have not translated into progress for all. Key and vulnerable populations ( sex workers, men who have sex with men
The USAID-flagship Maternal and Child Integrated Program (MCHIP) Voluntary Medica Male Circumcision (VMMC) Project led by Jhpiego, this week held its first end-of-program results-sharing event for Iringa and Njombe regions at Makambako Town. Hallmark MCHIP en-of-program events will be
Early this year the Tanzanian Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Seif Rashid and the Canadian Deputy Minister for International Development, Malcolm Brown, inaugurated a state-of-the art operating theatre in Sangabuye Ward, Ilemela District in Mwanza region. The theatre is meant
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania—A three-wheeled scooter sputtered to a stop outside the Buguruni Hospital, after maneuvering through the notorious downtown traffic, dodging potholes and shoppers who spilled into the narrow streets. In the back, Rehema Selemani Omary was in labor, perilously c
By Muna Ibrahim and Jovite Sinzahera | Contributors: Naomi Kalemba, Zacharia Mlacha, Oniyire Adetiloye and Shafaq Yaqub
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania–On a hectic morning at the busy Buguruni Health Center, midwife Beatrice Mziray walks out of the maternity ward, smiling. Minutes before, she assisted in delivering a baby and getting the newborn to breathe. Now she is off to check on another mother in labor.
Njombe, Tanzania—Selemani Nyika, a 60-year-old farmer and patriarch of a large Njombe family, is among those few men who are circumcised through traditional methods in a region where male circumcision is not a norm.
Singida, Tanzania—For Dr. Joseph Malunda, Medical Officer In-Charge of Singida Regional Hospital, rounds begin an hour earlier than regular reporting time. He visits all departments of the hospital to ensure that things are in order before the formal start of services.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania—The situation at Amana Hospital, the referral center for Ilala municipal health facilities, had become dire. Because supplies of safety disposal boxes for used syringes and other injection materials had not arrived for weeks, nurses and doctors had few options