Why HIV spreads less easily in heterosexuals

  • A woman is twice as likely to catch the virus from an infected partner in a heterosexual relationship than a man is.
  • And homosexual men are at even greater risk. They're more than 20 times as likely to get infected from an HIV-positive partner than partners in a heterosexual relationship.

Now scientists at Microsoft Research and the Zambia-Emory HIV Project have a clue about why these disparities exist.

Only the strongest, most evolutionary "fit" versions of the virus can successfully infect a man when he

Twen'zetu rafiki...

Marafiki ambao hawakupenda kutaja majina yao, walipokutwa na kamera ya Mohamed Mambo katika mtaa wa Ohio, jijini Dar es Salaam. (picha via Daily News)

Serikali haitaweka tena matuta wala vizuizi barabarani - Waziri Magufuli

Waziri wa Ujenzi, Dk John Magufuli amesisitiza Serikali haitaweka matuta ya vizuizi vya kupunguza ajali katika barabara zote zilizoko nchini.

Alisema hayo juzi katika Kijiji cha Igogo wilayani Igunga Mkoa wa Tabora, baada ya wananchi kulalamika juu ya ajali zinazotokea katika eneo lao kutokana na mwendo kasi wa magari. 

Magufuli alisema, kwa sasa serikali haiwezi kuweka matuta katikati ya barabara kwani ikiweka matuta itakuwa imevunja Sheria za Usalama Barabarani Namba 32 ya mwaka 1973. 

Alisema alama zitakazowekwa ni za pundamilia. Waziri huyo ambaye alionya juu ya vitendo vya wananchi, kung’oa alama zinazowekwa barabarani, alihimiza wazitunze. 

Awali, zilisikika sauti kutoka kwa wananchi zikieleza furaha ya ujio wa Waziri Magufuli, huku wakimwomba wawekewe matuta katika eneo hilo, kutokana na ajali zinazotokea mara kwa mara: “Ujio wako leo kwetu ni furaha kubwa kwa sisi wakazi wa kijiji cha Igogo, hivyo tunakuomba sana utuwekee matuta eneo hili kwani zaidi ya watu wanne wamepoteza maisha kwa kugongwa na gari,” alisikika mmoja wananchi hao. 

FIFA World Cup 2014: Vatican casts doubt on Argentina-born Pope Francis vs German-born Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI



VATICAN CITY – The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday that the hour of the final is late for Francis’ routine, and acknowledged with a chuckle that Benedict wasn’t known as an avid sports fan. Still, he didn’t rule anything out, saying, “we’ll see in the coming days.”

Pope Francis has already given his word that there would be no papal intervention in Argentina’s fortunes, promising he wouldn’t pray for any team. German-born Benedict’s interests are known to lean more toward intellectual than athletic pursuits.

Lombardi said “both would want the better team to win, without taking sides.” -- via globalnews.ca

TGPSH call for proposals: Healthy Developments Student Prize 2014

How would you tackle Tanzania’s health workforce challenges?

The Healthy Developments Student Prize 2014

In response to a call for proposals for the Healthy Developments Students Prize 2014, students from colleges and universities in Tanzania and around the world can team up to develop innovative approaches to Tanzania’s longstanding health workforce challenges.

The German Development Cooperation cordially invites students to get involved in addressing this highly relevant issue and to develop creative solutions which complement the Tanzanian government’s current efforts. A jury of health experts – including specialists from Tanzanian ministries, NGOs and

Sultan Qaboos receives a written message from Pres. Kikwete


MUSCAT — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos has received a written message from President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania.

The message was received by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, when he received in his office here yesterday Ben Mashiba, Envoy of the Tanzanian President who conveyed greetings and best wishes of President Kikwete to the Monarch of

LG introduces a new wearable device to listen, track your child


LG Electronics (LG) will extend the wearable experience to parents with children with its new KizON wristband. KizON is LG’s new wearable designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children that offers parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children’s whereabouts. Utilizing GPS and Wi-Fi, KizON provides real-time location information allowing parents to track their children’s whereabouts on a smartphone.

[audio] Mahojiano na Benn Haidari

Ifuatayo ni audio ya mahojiano kati ya SwahiliVilla blog na mtunzi wa vitabu vya utaalamu wa mapishi, Benn Haidari anayeishi jijini Stockholm nchini Finland.

Kiongozi wa CCM atupwa jela mwezi 1 kwa kuidharau Mahakama

via Fikra Pevu  -- MAHAKAMA ya mwanzo Nguruka katika Wilaya ya Uvinza mkoani kigoma, imemhukumu kifungo cha mwezi mmoja jela Katibu Mwenezi wa Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Wilaya ya Uvinza, Majaliwa Zuberi, kufuatia kupatikana na kosa la kuidharau Mahakama hiyo baada ya kuonywa mara kadhaa na kukaidi amri.

Hakimu wa Mahakama hiyo, William Mugissa, amemhukumu Katibu huyo kutumikia kifungo cha mwezi mmoja jela baada ya kuonywa mara kadhaa kuacha

UK Minister for Africa upbeat about UK-Tanzania relations; Lends support against illegal wildlife trade

Hon Lazaro Nyalandu, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism gives his remarks during the joint press conference

A Joint Press Conference: Minister Bernard Membe, Minister Lazaro Nyalandu and Minister for

Ipact of malaria interventions on maternal, newborn and child health




Malaria Prevention during Pregnancy Improves
Health of Mothers and Babies

Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners launch new report and call for renewed commitment from health & development community

(10 July 2014; New York)  A new report highlighting the impact of malaria interventions on maternal, newborn and child health was launched today alongside the annual High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York.

The Contribution of Malaria Control to Maternal and Newborn Health is the latest in the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership’s Progress & Impact Series to help assess progress towards targets set out in