Job: Senior Grants Associate

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Feb 2016

Job: Enhancing internally generated revenues / own revenues of Municipalities

Organization: Gopa Worldwide Consultants
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 29 Feb 2016

Job: Enhancing internally generated revenues / own revenues of Municipalities

Organization: Gopa Worldwide Consultants
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 29 Feb 2016

Job: M&E Coordinator – Coastal Rural Support Programme – Tanzania (CRSP-T)

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Mar 2016

Job: Programme Director - Coastal Rural Support Programme – Tanzania (CRSP-T)

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Mar 2016

How husing style affect the type of human bacteria living on its walls - Study

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

Scientists traveled from remote villages in Peru to a large Brazilian city to begin tracking the effects of urbanization on the diversity of bacteria in people's homes. It's a small first step in a larger quest - understanding how different environmental bugs help shape what's called our microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that share our bodies and play a critical role in our health.

"Very little is known about the microbes of the built environment," microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello of New York University, who led the pilot study, said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Her team found that as people living in the Amazon rainforest become more urbanized, the kinds of bacteria in their homes change from the bugs mostly found in nature to those that typically live on people, she reported Friday.

In fact, in city dwellings, the researchers could tell just by the microbial fingerprints of the walls that "this is a kitchen or this is a bathroom or this is a living room. That's amazing," Dominguez-Bello said.

As she puts it, "the walls talk."

Everyone carries a customized set of microbes on the skin, in the nose and in the gut, a microbial zoo that starts forming at birth and help with such things as digestion and immune development. What influences the balance of good bugs and bad varies depending on such things as your diet, if you were born vaginally or by C-section, and antibiotics. Environmental exposures play a role, too. The hygiene hypothesis, for example, suggests asthma and allergies are on the rise in Western populations because of a lack of early contact with once-common bugs, one reason why tots who grow up on farms or around animals tend to have fewer of those immune-related ailments.

Increasingly, scientists also are investigating where we spend a lot of time - indoor spaces, especially our homes. To track the effects of urbanization, Dominguez-Bello's team analyzed the microbial communities of 10 houses and their inhabitants from each of three Peruvian locations - a village of hunter-gatherers, a slightly more modern rural village and Iquitos, a medium-sized city not accessible by roads - and the contemporary Brazilian city of Manaus.

Housing styles help tell the story, said study co-author Humberto Cavallin, an architect at the University of Puerto Rico. Large families shared open-air jungle huts with no external walls; homes in the rural villages had walls but room dividers didn't reach the roof; city homes were larger with standard rooms and smaller families.

Despite fewer occupants, the more urbanized a dwelling, the more human bacteria lived on its walls and floors, the researchers reported in the journal Science Advances. In Manaus, a collection of microbes normally found in the mouth, including various species of strep bacteria, and in the gut were the most important in telling rooms apart. The more crowded jungle and rural homes nonetheless were filled with more bacteria commonly found in soil and water than with human microbes.

Walls were acting as traps as people shed bacteria, compared with the less urban homes open to air circulation, the team reported. Dominguez-Bello was so struck by the findings that she insisted the windows in her New York office be unsealed so she could open them.

She next will compare the microbiomes of the residents with their homes. There's a balancing act, she acknowledged: Microbiome theories aside, these rural populations are exposed to their own set of infectious threats, including no screens to keep out disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Still, the findings reflect research in U.S. homes and hospitals about the role of ventilation, said microbiologist Jack Gilbert of the Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, who wasn't involved in the study. His own housing study was able to match which family lived where by the bacteria they shed inside.

"Our modern homes are set up perfectly for doing microbial forensics," he said.
  • Source: AP

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Waziri afika Muhimbili kukagua utekelezaji wa agizo la Rais Magufuli



Waziri wa Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto, Ummy Mwalimu, alitembelea hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili Jumapili ya Februari 14, kukagua utekelezaji wa agizo la Rais John Magufuli la kuwataka watumishi wa wizara hiyo waliokuwa wakilitumia jengo la Kitengo cha Afya ya Uzazi na Mtoto kuhamisha ofisi zao na kuliacha kwa ajili ya matumizi ya wodi ya wazazi.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari, Dar es Salaam leo katika hospitali hiyo, Waziri Ummy amesema kuwa mpaka kufikia kesho tayari jengo hilo litakuwa limeanza kutumika kwa kuwa watafanya kazi ya kuhamisha makabrasha ya watumishi hao usiku kucha kuhakikisha agizo la Rais John Magufuli linatekelezwa mara moja.

Zifuatazo ni picha mbalimbali zikionesha Waziri Ummy Mwalimu akikagua utekelezaji wa agizo la Rais John Magufuli pamoja na watumishi na vibarua wakihamisha nyaraka na makabrasha mbalimbali kutoka kwenye jengo lililokuwa likitumiwa kama ofisi na watumishi wa wizara hiyo katika Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili, Dar es Salaam.

Waziri wa Afya Ummy Mwalimu akisimamia maandalizi ya wodi mpya ya wazazi katika Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili jana. Rais John Magufuli aliamuru jengo lililokuwa likitumiwa kwa huduma za Uzazi na Mtoto kutumiwa kama wodi ya wazazi kuanzia leo.

Watumishi wa Wizara ya Afya, aendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia , Wazee na Watoto kitengo cha Afya ya Uzazi na Mtoto tayari wametekeleza agizo la Rais John Magufuli la kuhama katika ofisi hizo ili jengo hilo litumike kwa ajili ya wazazi.

Juzi Rais Magufuli aliagiza watumishi wa wizara hiyo kitengo cha afya ya uzazi na mtoto kuhama katika jengo hilo ili kupisha Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili - MNH - ilitumie kama wodi ya wazazi.

Zoezi la kuhama lilianza tangu jana na kuendendela leo asubuhi kwa ushirikiano kati ya Wizara ya afya na MNH .

Katika agizo hilo Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa Bohari ya Dawa – MSD - Laurean Bwanakunu amekabidhi vitanda 120 , madogoro 120 , Vitanda vya kuzalishia 10, vitanda vya watoto njiti 10 pamoja na mashuka 480 vyenye thamani ya shilingi milioni 88. 7/=.

Akipokea vifaa hivyo Waziri Ummy amemshukuru Rais Magufuli kwa kuonesha kuguswa na changamoto zinazoikabili sekta aya afya nchini na kuzitafutia ufumbuzi.

Pamoja na mambo mengine Waziri Ummy ameagiza kupatiwa taarifa ya hali ya vitanda kila siku katika Hospitali ya Taifa Muhimbili pamoja na hospitali nyingine za serikali.

Kwa upande wake Kaimu Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa MNH, Profesa Lawrence Museru amemhakikishisa Rais Magufuli kwamba hakuna mama mjamzito atakaye lala chini na kueleza kuwa tatizo kubwa lilikua ni nafasi hivyo kutokana na agizo hilo wamepata nafasi itakayochukua vitanda zaidi ya 120.




Baadhi ya wafanyakazi wa Hospitali ya Taifa Muhmbili (MNH), wakiingiza ndani ya Wodi ya wazazi vitanda vya wagonjwa baada ya kuhamisha ofisi zilizokuwemo kwenye jengo hilojana, kutokana na agizo la Rais Magufuli alilolitoa alipozungumza na wazee wa Dar es Salaam juzi.



Wakihamisha vitu jengo ambalo Rais magufuli ametaka zihamishwe ofisi na kupisha


Vitanda vyafungwa.








Baadhi ya vijana wa Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa (JKT) na mfanyakazi wa Bohari Kuu ya dawa ya taifa (MSD) walishusha baadhi ya magodoro na vitanda vitakavyotumika katika wodi ya Afya ya uzazi ya Mama na Mtoto katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili.

Waziri wa Afya Maendeleo ya Jamii,Jinsia Wazee na Watoto, Ummy Mwalimu akisaidia kufagia,leo jijini Dar es Salaam.

Waziri wa Afya ,Maendeleo ya Jamii,Jinsia,Watoto na Wazee Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu akisaidiana na mmoja wa kijana wa Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa (JKT) kubeba boksi lenye takataka kwenda kuyatupa sehemu husika wakati wakifanya usafi katika jengo ambalo liliamriwa na Mhe Rais liwe wodi ya Afya ya uzazi ya Mama na Mtoto katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili.

Waziri wa Afya ,Maendeleo ya Jamii,Jinsia,Watoto na Wazee Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu akipokea vifaa kutoka kwa Mkurugenzi wa Bohari ya Dawa yaTaifa Lauren Rugambwa Bwanakunu vitakavyotumika katika wodi ya Afya ya uzazi ya Mama na Mtoto katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili wa pili kushoto ni Kaimu Mkurugenzi Hospitali ya Muhimbili Prof Lawerence Mseru na nayefata ni katibu Mkuu wa wizara hiyo Mpoki Ulisubisya .

Waziri wa Afya ,Maendeleo ya Jamii,Jinsia,Watoto na Wazee Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu akielekezwa jambo katika nyaraka na katibu Mkuu wa wizara hiyo Mpoki Ulisubisya katika Kitengo cha Afya ya uzazi ya Mama na Mtoto katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili.

Waziri wa Afya ,Maendeleo ya Jamii,Jinsia,Watoto na Wazee Mhe. Ummy Mwalimu akizungumza na Zuhura Abubakari mmoja ya wagonjwa waliohamishiwa kwenye wodi mpya ya Afya ya uzazi ya Mama na Mtoto katika Hospitali ya Taifa ya Muhimbili.

Wagonjwa wakiwa katika wodi ya wazazi .
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TCU yakifutia leseni Chuo cha Kimataifa cha Tanzania (TIU)

IKIWA ni siku 10 kupita baada ya mtandao huu kuripoti mgomo wa walimu katika Chuo cha Kimataifa cha Tanzania (TIU) kilichopo Kimara Stop-Over, Dar es Salaam, Tume ya Vyuo Vikuu nchini (TCU) imekifutia leseni chuo hicho.

Walimu hao waligoma kuingia darasani kwa muda wa mwezi mmoja kutokana na kutolipwa malimbikizo ya mishahara yao pamoja na kutopewa mikataba ya kazi.

Taarifa iliyotolewa na Profesa Yunus Mgaya, Katibu Mtendaji wa TCU kwa vyombo vya habari imeeleza kuwa, chuo hicho kimefutiwa leseni yake kutokana na kushindwa kutimiza masharti yaliyobainishwa kwenye leseni iliyowepewa.

Mgaya ameleza kuwa, chuo hicho kimeanzisha kufundisha programu za astashahada na stashahada bila ithibati ya mamlaka husika na kuongeza TCU haitambui program zinazotolewa na chuo hicho. [via MwanaHALISI Online]

"Producer" wa Dar asimamishwa kortini kwa kosa la kubaka

PRODYUZA na mmiliki wa studio ya muziki ya Smarts Records iliyopo Sala Sala, Gray Bosco (27), amepandishwa kizimbani katika Mahakama ya Wilaya ya Kinondoni akikabiliwa na tuhuma za kumbaka msichana mwenye umri wa miaka 15.

Mbele ya Hakimu Frank Moshi, Wakili wa Serikali, Ramadhani Mkimbu, alidai kwamba Gabriel alitenda kosa hilo Julai 18, mwaka jana, eneo la Mmbuyuni, wilayani hapo.

Mkimbu alieleza kwamba mtuhumiwa alifanya tendo hilo na kumsababishia maumivu makali msichana huyo wakati akitambua kuwa ni kinyume cha sheria za Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.

Hata hivyo, mtuhumiwa alikana kosa hilo, lakini alishindwa kutimiza masharti ya dhamana hivyo akarudishwa rumande. Kesi hiyo imeahirishwa hadi Februari 25, mwaka huu. [via MTANZANIA]