TB Prevalence rises by 1.4% in Zanzibar

HEALTH: The prevalence of tuberculosis in Zanzibar has gone up by 1.4% from 1,074 people in 2020 to 1,090 people last year. A recent released report on the TB in the islands gives indications of a situation worries in controlling the spread of the infection of the deadly disease. However, the Deputy Minister of Health, […]

Who Is Responsible For Children’s Road Safety?

LOCAL NEWS: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year the lives of approximately 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. Road traffic injuries are the leading […]

Malaria Deaths Rise By 69,000 In 2020 Due To COVID-19 Disruptions, Says WHO

HEALTH: Healthcare disruptions linked to the coronavirus pandemic helped malaria kill 69,000 more people in 2020 than the previous year, but a worst-case scenario was averted, the World Health Organization said on Monday. In total over 627,000 people globally – most of them babies in the poorest parts of Africa – were killed by malaria […]

Tanzania Cautions On Omicron – New Covid-19 Variant

HEALTH: Dar es Salaam. The government has urged Tanzanians to take all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as a new variant of the Covid-19 virus threatens to roll back the global fight against the disease. A statement issued by Tanzania’s chief medical officer, Dr Aifello Sichwale, said on Saturday, November 27 […]

Why PrEP is Necessary To Prevent Risk Of HIV Infection?

HEALTH: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by people who do not have HIV infection in order to prevent the acquisition of HIV. WHO recommends that oral PrEP containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV […]

COVID pandemic could go a year longer than expected: WHO

HEALTH: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said that the coronavirus pandemic will “go on for a year longer than it needs to” because poorer countries were not getting the vaccines, BBC reported. The publication quoted Dr Bruce Aylward, senior leader at the WHO, said it meant the COVID crisis could “easily drag on deep into 2022”, as less […]