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Fewer children get treatment for debilitating disease

spina bifidaA SMALL percentage of children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus get treatment in the country, condemning them to a life of dependency on others as they grow.

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China revive abolished protocol in honour of JK

President Jakaya Kikwete together with China’s Vice-President Li Yuanchao unveil coins during celebrations to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations with China, held at Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on Saturday. (Photo by Freddy Maro)DURING President Jakaya Kikwete's visit to China, the government broke a decade old ban on protocol of providing motorcades to visiting dignitaries, by escorting the president from the airport to a state guesthouse.

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Minister asks pension schemes to urgently revise housing loans

Ms Hawa GhasiaTHE Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Ms Hawa Ghasia has advised social security schemes to rethink the conditions laid out for members to access housing loans.

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Hospital patients at higher risk of death during night

 Nurses Association of Tanzania President, Mr Paul MagesaMORTALITY is reportedly higher at night in hospitals due to a chronic shortage of nurses and those available are usually too stretched to provide proper care.

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EALA MP strongly refutes allegations made against her

Ms Shy-Rose BhanjiEAST African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member from Tanzania, Ms Shy-Rose Bhanji, has strongly refuted allegations which have been posted against her in various social media networks, as well as in the New Times Edition of Rwanda on Friday.

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Dons ask for more funds for agricultural research

GOVERNMENT has been urged to allocate sufficient funds for agricultural research and development instead of depending on development partners.

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UDSM college launches hydro power centre

THE University of Dar es Salaam College of Engineering and Technology has launched a hydro power centre to serve as a one stop shop for all issues related to small scale hydropower development in Tanzania.

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GBV, early pregnancies reduced in Rukwa and Singida regions

INCIDENCES of early pregnancies and gender-based violence (GBV) in Rukwa and Singida regions have been reported to decrease considerably over the past three years, compliments to the Tanzanian Men as Equal Partners (TMEP) project.

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Kagera records success in immunisation drive

IT is estimated that slightly over one million children aged between nine months to 15 years in Kagera Region received measles and rubella vaccinations, indicating a 90 per cent success, Kagera Regional Medical Officer (RMO), Dr Thomas Rutachunzibwa has disclosed.

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