Category Government

Corruption of health services restrict elderly access to care

By Rashid Chilumba “They say that it’s free, but I have brought her to this hospital almost 7 times and we always have to pay for her treatment” said Theresia Makota, along with her grandmother while waiting for treatment at Zakhem hospital at Mbagala in Dar es Salaam The implementation of the government’s policy for […]

Maternal care in Tanzania is still a problem

By Stella Peter and Martha Malyi Many women in Tanzania experience severe problems during childbirth and throughout maternal care due to carelessness, a lack of qualified health professionals, and mistreatment during pregnancy. Maternity care includes: family planning, antenatal care, prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDS), care during child birth, prevention and management […]

Tanzania’s media practitioners lack freedom of expression

By Hadija Masoud The mass media constitute the backbone of a democracy, supply political information that voters base their decisions on and identify problems in our societies. It serves as a medium for deliberation and is the watchdog for of error and wrongdoing of those in power. Despite all of this, it’s practitioners in Tanzania […]

UDA proposes new public transportation plan for women

By Jacqueline Focus The Simon Group, a major shareholder in State-owned Shirika la Usafiri Dar es Salaam (UDA), has revealed new plans to introduce 40 new buses to the Dar es Salaam’s transport network. UDA also plans to introduce a new line of public buses just for women as soon as June 2014 as the current […]

Capital Still a Challenge to Small Scale Business Owner

By Kondobole Leonard and Zenorine Donath The success of a business depends on many things, capital being one of them. Despite facing a number of challenges, small scale business owners in Dar es Salaam say that obtaining capital in order for them to start a business is the major hindrance for them to excel. A […]

Dogodogo centre, a home for street children

By Loveness Tendwa Dogodogo Centre Street Children Trust is an non-governmental organization located in Kigogo, Dar es Salaam. It has one house for children, and a Multipurpose Training Centre which provides tailoring, carpentry, multimedia and electrical training for street children who complete primary education. It was established in 1992 with the aim of caring for […]

Maternal health in Tanzania must be improved

By Seif Silavia and Modeckai Francis Women and children in Tanzania are the most at risk when it comes to health related issues, despite receiving free medical treatment. According to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, maternal healthcare is under the national package of Essential Reproductive and Child Health Intervention Package, tailored at improving […]