Samia’s changing way of figthting against COVID-19

  Tanzania Head of State President SamiaSuluhu Hassan has today marked 365 days since she took over as president on 19 March after the sudden death of her predecessor, John Magufuli. Ever since she took office, President Samia, has seemingly distanced herself from some of the controversial policies that were implemented by Magufuli. She seems […]

Earphones may cause deafness for users

HEALTH: The problem of hearing has been shown to be growing and spreading rapidly around the world, a situation that has led to the adoption due to its magnitude and impact. In addressing the challenges posed by global health problems, the World Health Organization has identified the need for a special day to raise awareness […]

What SKILLS Education for Future Jobs?

EDUCATIONAL: Young people were left unemployed by the pandemic in far greater numbers than adults, with the effects being felt worse in lower income countries. Young women have tended to be more likely to become unemployed as a result of COVID-19 disruption than young men. The equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs were lost around […]

We Need to Look Harder for TUBERCULOSIS (TB)

HEALTH: Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019,approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated. The scope and intensity of the global TB epidemic is fueled […]

Europe’s COVID Cases Running 40 Percent Higher Same Time Last Year

HEALTH: The World Health Organization says that Europe is experiencing a much larger COVID-19 surge than it did at the same time last year. WHO Europe regional director Dr. Hans Kluge is urging European countries to prepare for a major holiday surge of COVID-19, especially as the Omicron variant continues to spread. Since the Omicron […]

South Africa Detects New Covid Variant With Many Mutations

HEALTH: Johannesburg. Scientists in South Africa said Thursday they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers. The number of daily infections in Africa’s hardest-hit country has increased tenfold since the start of the month. In response, Britain banned all travel from the country […]

WHO Predicts Syringe Shortage in 2022

HEALTH: According to a new report of the World Health Organization(WHO), there could be a global syringe shortage of around two billion next year.   The shortage may come up due to the worldwide COVID-19 vaccine campaigns. Over 7.25 billion doses have been administered around the globe, as per the AFP. It is double the […]

Number of Zanzibar Medics Specialists Increases

HEALTH: Zanzibar has registered 69 local specialist doctors in 2020 from seven in 2016 to reduce the doctor-patient ratio as now one doctor serves 6,435 patients, the 2020 Annual Social Report has revealed. Zanzibar, like other low-middle income countries in the world, is working towards the attainment of universal health coverage and access to quality […]

Tanzania Medical Tourism Gains Regional Attention

HEALTH: Tanzania is emerging as a regional hub in specialized healthcare services provision. Dar es Salaam is now turning into a point of call for referral patients from neighbouring countries. Having inherited notable achievements in healthcare provision in the past 60 years, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has set her eyes on making Tanzania a medical […]

WHO: Europe May See Another 500k Covid Deaths by February 2022

HEALTH: The World Health Organization expressed “grave concern” Thursday over the rising pace of coronavirus infections in Europe, as Germany registered its biggest daily increase since the start of the pandemic. “We are, once again, at the epicenter,” WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told a press conference. He warned that according to “one reliable projection” […]