Mobile cash transfers help Tanzanians fight fistula

Mobile cash transfers help Tanzanians fight fistula

Kizito Makoye  – DW – Monday, 09 July 2014 While maternal healthcare in Tanzania is free, transport costs remain a huge challenge. One program is now using a mobile money service known as M-Pesa to bring women in need of fistula surgery to the hospital. CCBRT’s communications manager Abdul Kajumulo told DW, that the money […]

Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Jaffar Mjasiri –Tanzania Daily News – Monday, 08 July 2013 (originally published 27 Jun) WOMEN are most affected by HIV in the country according to a recent report by Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THIMS) 2012. The THIMS report says women were leading with a 6.2 per cent and followed by men with 3.8 […]

TANZANIA: Good results in programme to boost TB detection

TANZANIA: Good results in programme to boost TB detection

IRIN – 08 February 2012 – (originally published 01 Feb) ARUSHA, 1 February 2012 (PlusNews) – A pilot community programme to improve TB detection in northern Tanzania has shown good results and could be replicated nationwide as the country seeks to improve its TB treatment and prevention systems. Tanzania has been battling TB for years, […]

Tanzania: Women Fight for Their Rights Over Land

Tanzania: Women Fight for Their Rights Over Land

Orton Kiishweko – All Africa – Monday, 23 January 2012 (originally published 19 Jan) Thirty six year old Grace Bbayu, a resident of Mvumi village in Dodoma lost her husband in 2002. All of a sudden she was widowed and thought her plight was one of the worst blows in her life. Little did she […]

Fla. (Florida) climbers take part in ‘Freedom Climb’

Fla. (Florida) climbers take part in ‘Freedom Climb’

Local 10 – Monday, 16 January 2012 (originally published 11 Jan) January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and a local group of women are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness. It’s called the Freedom Climb. Tina and 46 other women are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to help ten thousand women; raising money for […]

Tanzania: A Daring Woman in Men’s Territory

Tanzania: A Daring Woman in Men’s Territory

Beldina Nyakeke – All Africa – 30 November 2011 (originally published 26 Nov) Musoma — Like the proverbial beggar who can’t afford the luxury of being a chooser, Agnes Martin Koyanga was compelled to grab a job opportunity that conservative people regard inferior and unsuitable for women. Yet, if she were to let the chance […]

Tanzania: Wambuiotieno-Mbugua – Defining a Trajectory of Women’s Legal and Human Rights

Tanzania: Wambuiotieno-Mbugua – Defining a Trajectory of Women’s Legal and Human Rights

Salma Maoulidi – All Africa – Monday, 26 September 2011(originally published 21 Sept) LAST week I made reference to WambuiOtieno-Mbugua and I argued that Tanzanian women and women across Africa could learn a thing or two from key chapters of her life. Whatdoes her life teach us about the importance of devoting one’s life in […]