Twaweza in the news
Recent pronouncements by President Jakaya Kikwete that the government is working on plans to adopt the 2008 Southern African Development Community (Sadc) protocol that calls for at least 50 per cent women representation in parliament are re-assuring. But the challenge is whether or not it will make a significant difference in the lives of ordinary Tanzanian women.The situation on the ground, defining the lives of the majority women in the country, will make this the most important and challenging fact facing women who are and will find themselves in decision-making positions, should this protocol come into effect.
UNCONTROLLED eating behaviours and life styles are some of the factors that contribute to the rapid increase of obesity cases and heart related problems, said a leading consultant at Muhimbili National Hospital yesterday. Dr Amour Amour, a specialist in Internal Medicine, told the 'Daily News' in an exclusive interview that even though it wasn't yet lunchtime, he had already seen 15 patients with health complications related to eating habits.