Tanzania: “Glaring shortcomings” in government websites

By Al-Amani Mutarubukwa, The Citizen, 27 Oct 2010 Dar Es Salaam — The glaring shortcoming in accessing timely information from public agencies and other government institutions – especially using information technology – has been aptly unravelled by the official website of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). With only four days to go before the 2010 […]

New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile […]

Tanzania seeks to strengthen HIV Health Management Information System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on behalf of the Tanzanian Ministry of  Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), is currently tendering for a major revamp of the country’s information systems handling the response to HIV and AIDS. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to strengthen Health Management Information System (HMIS) […]

Ethiopian commodity marketing system attracts interest

Kenya is one of three countries that are eyeing software developed by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) to market and sell agricultural products through an internet portal. The others are Zimbabwe and Tanzania who believe the tool that can improve farmer’s earnings. This was announced by ECX chief executive Dr Eleni Gadri-Madhini said at the […]

SMS-based drug supply management pilot nears completion

A pilot malaria drugs supply management project called “SMS for Life” has Tanzanian authorities excited over its potential. The project, which brings together IBM, Novartis, Vodafone and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, taps into a combination of smart technologies to track and manage the supply of anti-malarial drugs. The initiative uses a combination of mobile […]

Tanzania focuses on Public Sector ICT Management

The University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre (UCC) yesterday launched a two-year project on capacity building on the effective use and management of information and communication technology in the public sector. The Sh500 million (US$ 370,000) project will see at least 240 workers in the public sector receive ICT training. Office of the President […]

Centralised admission system for Tanzanian universities

Early this year University Computing Center Ltd (a company fully owned by the University of Dar es Salaam) was awarded a contract to develop a Centralized Admission System to be used by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). All admission applications to Tanzanian high learning institutions will be done centrally through this system. Currently, all […]

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