An innovative chemical added to long-lasting insecticide nets successfully reduced mosquitos’ ability to build resistance to standard pyrethroid pesticides—a “game changer” that nearly halved children’s malaria infection rates in Tanzania, said project PI Mark Rowland.

Road traffic injuries (RTIs)—90% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries—are a preventable tragedy, and a hindrance to economic growth and developing countries’ overall welfare, according to a new data roundup.

Tanzanians consider both malaria and diabetes to be severe and potentially fatal diseases, but manage the former much better than the latter, according to a new study by Tanzanian and Dutch researchers.   Researchers conducted 17 focus groups and 41 interviews with malaria…

While volunteering in a Tanzanian hospital in 2006, brain surgeon Dilantha Ellegala saw a need to reduce the dependency on visiting foreign doctors. So he decided to teach brain surgery to a non-physician.   Assistant medical officer Emmanuel Mayegga accepted the challenge…

We have the winners: Unintentional burns in Nepal, submitted by Emaline Laney, and deafness in developing countries, proposed by Christi Batamula and by Matthew Yau, are the Untold Global Health Stories of 2017.

With the cancer burden rising fast in Tanzania, Bugando Medical Centre sits ready to serve as an oncology hub for the region—yet staff and equipment shortages keep holding it back.   Tanzania has less than 5 skilled health workers per every 10,000 people, lower than the…

Educating Tanzanian church leaders about male circumcision as an HIV prevention strategy boosted the number of men who chose to undergo the procedure, reports a new Lancet study.   Male circumcision is widely used to prevent HIV, but programs promoting it in sub-Saharan…

The increase in walled borders between nations, from fewer than 20 in 1989 to nearly 70 in 2015, mirrors a rise in isolationism, xenophobia, and resentment that is anathema to global health, argues Chris Simms of Canada’s Dalhousie University.  

In a public hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, physician Anna Budde witnessed an appendicitis patient writhing in pain for 6 days until the city’s lone anesthesiologist was available for surgery. Budde underscores an astonishing statistic: 5 billion people lack access to safe…

Tanzania passed a new law making child marriage illegal under any circumstances, with a 30-year jail term for Tanzanian men who marry or impregnate schoolgirls. The law focuses on protecting girls, but is also designed to work hand-in-hand with Tanzania's free education…