Is home gardening a sustainable way to improve nutrition?
We bring to you lessons from Rufiji, Tanzania
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Community, household decisions key to ensuring water quality during extreme weather
Early childhood mosquito bed net use and long-term survival
Study proves malaria control in young children saves lives into adulthood
Health Sector Strategic Plan Five (2021 - 2025) - Key Messages
The formulation of HSSP 5 is part of a long tradition of formulating health sector strategic plans (HSSPs) which started in 1999. The development of this fifth Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP 5) was a participatory process guided by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. Here are the key messages of HSSP 5, which was officially unveiled in Dodoma on June 24th 2021:
Why HIV positive persons under ARV do not transmit the virus
People living with HIV do not have to transmit the virus as long as they adhere to medication as prescribed by their respective doctors. They can maintain a normal sex life without fear of transmission and above all, they have HIV-free children.
AIDS FIGHT: HIV stigma in the media
Where do we get our knowledge of HIV from? What influence does the media have on stigma? What role do artists and other famous people play in shaping the knowledge of HIV in our youth? If you want to understand more, join Dr. Robert Ndege, a researcher at our Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara as he discusses his experience on the power of the media in…
AIDS FIGHT: Did you know that HIV is treatable? Listen to this medical success story
The fight against HIV is one of the biggest medical success stories. Join Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Prof. Maja Weisser, as she takes us through a journey of what the situation was two decades ago and where are we today with the treatment of HIV. This three-minute video on the Ifakara Science Channel has it …
COVID-19 Preparedness: A warning bell on infection prevention and control practices
As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads, weak health systems must not become a vehicle for transmission through poor infection prevention and control practices. We assessed the compliance of health workers with infection prevention and control practices relevant to COVID-19 in outpatient settings in…