Tanzania: Declare Shortage of Food, PM Tells Regional Authorities

THE Government has directed district and regional authorities hit by erratic climate conditions to declare actual demand for food aid as severe food shortages encroach. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced on Thursday that the state is aware of food shortages, especially in drought-hit rural areas, and wants authorities to report the shortage to the ministry

Uganda: Statement From Uganda’s Minister of Health On the National Measles-Rubella and Polio Immunisation Campaign 2019

On behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Uganda, I take this opportunity to update the public on the just concluded national Measles-Rubella and Polio immunisation campaign. As you may recall, the national Measles-Rubella and Polio immunisation campaign was launched in Mayuge District on Tuesday, 15th October 2019 and implemented countrywide from

Tanzanian Girls Need Support, Not Threats, to Avoid Pregnancy

Teenage girls in Tanzania are routinely excluded from school if they become pregnant and are prevented from returning to complete their education. Yet a recent case in the Rukwa Region involving over 200 pregnant girls dropping out of school in six months, shows even this is not the worst outcome girls may face. The threat

Kenya: The Nairobi Summit Is About the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

Nairobi, Kenya — As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development (ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see

Tanzania: JPM Praised for Improved Health Services

KARAGWE District residents have thanked President John Magufuli for his tireless efforts in improving social services, including healthcare. Mr Clement Nsherenguzi (83), who is also the chairman of Saidia Wazee Karagwe (Sawaka), noted that the construction of a district hospital would facilitate development. “A few years ago, Kagera Region was among the regions with the

Kenya: A Stomach Bacteria Threatens Nairobi’s Residents. What Can Be Done to Stop It

The spread of Helicobacter Pylori (H.pylori) has been flagged as a public health concern in Nairobi due to poor urban sanitation and access to clean water. It’s a concern because it’s contagious, is present in the city’s water systems and is hard to treat. If left untreated, it can cause inflammation and even cancer. Kimang’a

East Africa: Tanzania ‘Not Sharing’ Data On Suspected Ebola Cases – WHO

The World Health Organization has said it learned the east African country has one confirmed and two suspected cases of Ebola. The latest outbreak has already spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda. Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, accusing the

Kenya Rolls Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine Introduction

Homa Bay, Kenya, 13 September 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a

Africa: Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

Homa Bay — The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease

Kenya: Agency in New Plan to Boost Vaccine Supply

A global agency has announced a plan to increase the number of vaccines in Kenya and other countries to save lives. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) will increase the number from six to 18 by 2025. This means that Gavi will help Kenya buy rabies, multivalent meningococcal vaccines, yellow fever, cholera as