Tanzania Press Material

Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands

24 August 2016

Dr Pilly Sahid and Yusuf Ahmed Mzitto, known as "Kessy", at the Mwananyamala District Hospital’s methadone clinic in Dar es Salaam. 24 August 2016 - In a discreet corner of the Mwananyamala District Hospital grounds, in the United Republic of Tanzania’s largest city Dar es Salaam, a group of young people queue outside a small window for their daily dose of methadone. Others are taking refuge from the intense heat in the few shady spots available in the dusty yard behind the low building housing the clinic. In recent years, Dar es Salaam has seen an increase in illicit drug use,…


WHO observation, assessment and support mission of the cholera outbreak response in Zanzibar

25 April 2016

The President of Zanzibar, Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein meeting with Dr Rufaro Chatora and Dr. Ghirmay Andemichael The World Health Organization Country Representative in Tanzania, Dr Rufaro Chatora, has just completed a multi-purpose mission which included observation, assessment and support of the cholera outbreak response in Zanzibar.  WHO has been concerned about the persistence of the outbreak in Zanzibar, and hence Dr Chatora’s mission also to strengthening the on-going interventions through high level advocacy so as to bring the outbreak into immediate control.


Review and finalizing the All Hazard Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

21 April 2016

A 3-day workshop to review and finalize the All Hazard Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan was held in the Veta Conference Hall in Dodoma from 18thApril 2016 to 20thApril 2016. This workshop which was organized by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) brought together participants from the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section (EPRS) of the MOHCDGEC, WHO, CDC, Ministry of Home Affairs, Academic Institution and the Private Sector.


WHO Joins Partners’ Congress in the Fight against Diabetes and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)

16 April 2016

WHO joined the East African Diabetes Study Group (EADSG) in an NCD symposium held recently to share best practices and progress of NCD interventions across countries. The two day symposium was attended by among others, delegates from the Diabetes Study group, World Diabetes Foundation, Ministries of Health of 15 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa, the African Union, NCD Alliance, WHO country offices, WHO Inter country Support Team and the Regional Office for Africa.


WHO Supports Road Safety Legislation Workshop for Regional Police Traffic Officers

15 March 2016

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme are implementing a 5-year Road Safety Programme (2015-19) that aims at reducing the risk of road traffic crashes in the country. This aims at ensuring that there are good road safety laws which address drinking and driving, seat belts, child restraints and helmets use.


Cholera outbreak response in the United Republic of Tanzania

12 February 2016

A young girl collects water in Mwanza Region. Unprotected water sources are often contaminated ( main article image, not in photo gallery) The cholera outbreak in Tanzania started on the 15th of August 2015, and as of 20th January 2016, the country had reported more than 14,000 cases, including 222 deaths (representing 1.6% case fatality rate).


Engaging Mara Regional Health Team in finding local solutions to curb Cholera

11 February 2016

WHO Representative visiting one of the Cholera patients in one of the CTCs in Butiama District Council Mara, 11 February 2016 -- Mara Region is among the 23 Regions affected by the on-going cholera outbreak in Tanzania. As of 11 February, the Region has reported 1,307 cases cumulatively with 44 deaths. Despite the on-going outbreak control efforts put in place by the Region, cholera transmission continues. WHO Representative, Dr. Rufaro Chatora, visited the Region to take stock of the situation and discuss with the Regional Health Team possible solutions to address the critical challenges faced by the…