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The Tanzania Public Health Bulletin

The Tanzania Public Health Bulletin (TPHB) is a newly established official publication of the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) in Tanzania. It complements the activities of the Ministry by providing timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information, including recommendations to the public and health professionals with a focus of promoting health and minimizing public health threats.All articles are subjected to peer-review and government vetting before publication. Therefore, the government is held responsible for the published information. The materials printed in TPHB are covered by copyright.

Mission of TPHB

The Tanzania Public Health Bulletin’s aim is to communicate to the public and health professionals information to promote health and minimize public health threats. TPHB carries forward the government’s key public health messages. Its mission is to publish and disseminate evidence-based public health information that is accessible and easily referenced by policy makers, media industry (journalists, bloggers), academics, researchers, health professionals, and the general public.

Contents: The Tanzania Public Health Bulletin publishes evidence-based, high quality vetted invited and unsolicited articles that report public health information that promote health and minimizes health threats. The Editors and International advisory team will continue to maintain and ensure the high quality standards of the articles, that is the hallmark of the Bulletin.

The bulletin will publish and communicate various types of vetted public health information, but not limited to:

  • IDSR data
  • In depth analyses of surveillance data and trends 
  • Outbreak reports
  • Recommendations and guidelines for disease detection, prevention, and treatment with the evidence and analyses upon which the recommendations or guidelines are based
  • Policy briefs with the underlying evidence and analyses
  • Research studies relevant to public health priorities

Audience: Policy makers, media industry (journalists and bloggers), health professionals, researchers, academia, development partners, local and international non-governmental organization and the general public.