Category Health

House girls face a hard life in Dar es Salaam

By Noah Lusekelo and Mbuya Godfriend House girls in Dar es Salaam face a difficult life. In their work environments, they are subject to verbal and physical abuse, torture, and exploitation by their employers. The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) in Dar es Salaam has recognized this problem and declares that the state should […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discrimination against women threatens social development

By Dominic Fortunatus Women are the backbone of rural economies in developing countries, especially in Africa, as they play a significant role in ensuring the well-being of their families. According to the Global Poverty Project, women work two-thirds of the labour hours and provide 70% of the food, and make only 10% of the income […]

FGM prevails in rural Tanzanian communities

By Modeckai Francis and Seif Silavia In Tanzania, women have long been subjected to cultural, traditional and societal belief systems that discriminate against them and position them as weak and of little value in their communities. According to Tanzania’s Legal and Human Rights Centre 2012 Report, this discrimination has become a way of life in […]

Widow inheritance and cleansing practiced widely in Tanzania

By Stella Peter and Martha Malyi Most women in Tanzania are subject to gender based violence whether they are aware of it or not. The situation has become a major problem in the country as a majority of women have had their rights violated, which has caused them to suffer physically and psychologically. Ms. Neema […]