Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is an elusive city, and never so much as when you are a foreigner. It is not a capital city but it feels like one. It is not a tourist centre but its modern hotels host many visitors, always on their way to somewhere else. It is part bustling port, part white-sand beaches. It is an old...

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Dar es Salaam suffering serious cholera outbreak

WHO calls for urgent action to halt spread of disease. Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, with nearly 5,000 cases recorded since August, with almost 70 per cent of them in Dar es Salaam,...
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Tanzania reduces infant mortality

Deaths of children over one month on the decline Tanzania has reduced child mortality rates from 161 per 1,000 in 1990 to 54 per 1,000 today, reaching one of its Millennium Development Goals, accor...
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Dengue fever in Dar es Salaam

Government allocates funds to combat dengue outbreak The Tanzanian government has allocated emergency funds to combat the outbreak of dengue fever in Dar es Salaam, where the mosquito-borne tropic...
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Expansion of Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam

The Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam has embarked on a major expansion programme to offer high-quality medical care and increase its capacity as a teaching institute within the Aga Khan Development...
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Dar es Salaam hosts charity marathon

The Dar es Salaam branch of Rotary International is holding the 2012 Marathon & Charity Walk on 14 October as part of its fundraising campaign to help local children fight cancer. A similar eve...
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Ultra-modern private hospital for Dar es Salaam

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam is to build an eight-storey first class hospital for specialist private treatment, according to the country's health minister Hadji Mponda. Th...
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Anti-malaria campaign in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam residents have been asked to register for free insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets from 12 August to September as part of a government anti-malaria campaign. Those who registered w...
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Fistula awareness campaign launched in Tanzania

It is estimated that there are about 3,000 new cases of obstetric fistula a year in Tanzania, and only about 800 women a year who manage to get help and surgery for what is often a severe physical and...
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Family planning for HIV patients in Dar es Salaam

Community health workers in Dar es Salaam are undertaking a new project to integrate family planning with information about HIV/AIDS after a 2009 study conducted in Tanzania and published in the journ...
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Zinduka anti-malaria concert in Dar

On 13 February musicians from Tanzania will gather in Dar es Salaam for a concert to launch an anti-malaria campaign targeting the country
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SMS for life in Tanzania

An innovative system using mobile phones has been set up in 135 rural villages in Tanzania, covering a population of about one million, to keep track of stocks of anti-malarial drugs. Each week the lo...
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Specialist maternity hospital for Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is to get a hospital specialising in mother and child health under a partnership between the government and the Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation Trust (CCBRT), a Dar-es-Salaa...
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Tanzania gets tough on Ebola.

The health authorities in Tanzania have taken action to prevent an eruption of the Ebola virus in the country following an outbreak of the potentially fatal haemorrhagic fever in neighbouring Democrat...
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New cardiology centre for Dar es Salaam.

A new specialist cardiology centre offering heart surgery and medical training is to be built in Dar es Salaam. The centre, which is still at the design stage, will be located at the Muhimbili Nationa...
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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...