Although anxiety, depression and work-related stress can be connected, they are different things. It is important to recognize that anxiety and depression are clinical health conditions, while stress is not. The World Health Organization defines work-related stress as: “The reaction people may have when presented with work demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and
Increasingly, companies in Tanzania are recognizing the need for Employee Wellness Programs by providing gym membership and some are monitoring gym attendance and subsidizing membership dues as a wellness initiative. This is a positive step indeed – however gym workout is only a small component of a wellness program when you consider the numerous health risks that a typical employee
Everyone who has held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming and harmful to both
The Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) report a 100% rise in new cancer cases from 2006. Between 2000 and 2005, the institution received about 2400 to 2500 cancer patients while between the years 2006 – 2015, there have been about 56,000 cancer patients. Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer in Tanzania – a 2009
Last week, one of the leading newspaper reported that a lady in Arusha, set her own house on fire due to a dispute with her husband and when caught and imprisoned, committed suicide. In addition, I have been alarmed by cases of mental disorders over the past few weeks within my professional network, which has prompted this article. The most
A recent study conducted by Morgan Philip and Mazars was unveiled during the 2016 edition of the African CEO Forum 2016, which brought together 800 attendees, including over 500 CEOs from all four corners of the continent, 100 bankers and financiers and 200 prominent African and international figures. A quantitative survey conducted from January to March, 2016 highlighted that 41%
Alcohol abuse and addiction are problems that are not only close to home but close to workplace. Alcohol abuse has a huge negative impact on our nation’s businesses, large and small. Facts about alcohol and workplace issues Alcohol is a depressant drug that can slow down messages to and from the brain and body. Alcohol can effect problem solving skills,
What an incredible experience speaking to Interact Club at the Heaven of Peace Academy – a group of really switched on young people who have internalized the true Rotary spirit, eager to help. we discussed what is drug abuse, how does one become addictive, what are drug personalities, what are the remedial measures and the issues around demand and supply.