Continuing Medical Education

1993/1994 Safe Motherhood Initiative

Maternal mortality has been very high in the country since the 90s. In recognition of that MEWATA conducted a Safe Motherhood Initiative program to address the issue of Maternal Mortality by training female doctors wherever they on good practices in reproductive health as the associations contribution to lowering maternal mortality in Tanzania.

Continuing Medical Education

HIV/AIDS Forum for Women Professionals 2005

The discussion forum on Women and HIV/AIDS was organized by Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA) as part of commemorating the 2005 International Women’s day. The forum was financially supported by Tanzania AIDS Commission (TACAIDS). Several key stakeholders working on HIV/AIDS were invited and actively participated in the discussion and coming up with resolutions. Participating organizations included MEWATA, TACAIDS, TAWLA, TAMWA, UNFPA, TGNP, PASADA, AYA, UMATI and MUHIMBILI NATIONAL HOSPITAL. Others were ACTION AID, UNAIDS, TNW+, OXFAM, TPDF, AMREF, ITV/RADIO ONE, CLOUDS FM and TANOPHA.
The forum was well facilitated by two facilitators namely Dr Fatma Mrisho, a former Regional UNFPA technical adviser in Reproduction Health (RH) and Ms. Mary Rusimbi, the Executive Director of TGNP.


Healthy diet according to WHO to reduce the risk of cancer and other non communicable diseases

  • A healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as non communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
  • Unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are leading global risks to health.
  • Healthy dietary practices start early in life breastfeeding fosters healthy growth and improves cognitive development, and may have longer-term health benefits, like reducing the risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing NCDs later in life.
  • Energy intake (calories) should be in balance with energy expenditure. Evidence indicates that total fat should not exceed 30% of total energy intake to avoid unhealthy weight gain, with a shift in fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats, and towards the elimination of industrial trans fats.
  • Limiting intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake is part of a healthy diet. A further reduction to less than 5% of total energy intake is suggested for additional health benefits.
  • Keeping salt intake to less than 5 g per day helps prevent hypertension and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke in the adult population.
  • WHO Member States have agreed to reduce the global population’s intake of salt by 30% and halt the rise in diabetes and obesity in adults and adolescents as well as in childhood overweight by 202.


Pics of MEWATA AGM 2016
MEWATA scientific conference and Annual General Meeting was conducted on 18th November 2016 in Mwanza region. Members from different regions and zones participated this important meeting. This year AGM will be conducted in Dar es Salaam MORE GALLERY