Arusha

Arusha is an attractive city nestled on the lush southern slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. It is the tourism and safari capital of the country and has good road and air links to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The city is also the headquarters of the flagging East African Community (EAC) and th...

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Lake Victoria water unsafe to drink

Polluted Lake Victoria has become breeding ground for disease. The millions of people using Lake Victoria as a source of drinking water are at risk of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysenter...
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Swine fever outbreak in Arusha

Arusha city council has imposed a quarantine on the movement of livestock in a bid to halt the spread of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) following the deaths of hundreds of infected pigs around t...
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Arusha to host major diabetes congress

Arusha is hosting an international summit aimed at addressing ways of improving life for people living with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), from 25-28 July. The inaugural Afric...
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Rape centre opens in Arusha

Victims of rape and sexual abuse can now receive specialist medical and psychological assistance from a dedicated centre in Arusha. The Rape and Sexual Absue Care Centre (RSACC) is run by the Arus...
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The Selian Hospital's Wandering Surgeon

The Selian Hospital is a Lutheran-run hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. Since January we have been following the blog of a visiting surgeon there and feel that what he writes about the difficulties, the h...
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New HIV/AIDS treatment centre opens

A new centre specializing in HIV/AIDS treatment has opened at the state-run Mount Meru regional hospital in Arusha. The centre has been built with funding from the United States President
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English-speaking Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for women.

Women with alcohol problems can now attend a women-only meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at the Arusha Community Church (ACC) on Fridays at 17.00. AA already holds four weekly sessions in English...
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Free health care for Arusha street kids.

Street children in Arusha and Moshi municipalities can now access free medical treatment and health care thanks to an initiative of organisations working on their behalf, the
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HIV infection rate falls in Tanzania.

The rate of infection of the AIDS-causing virus HIV in Tanzania has dropped from 7 per cent in 2003 to 5.8 per cent last year, according to national bureau of statistics figures. This translates into...