A brief history of MUHAS
The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) started as the Dar es salaam medical school in 1968. The school then transformed into the faculty of medicine of the university of Dar es salaam that in 1998 was upgraded and became a college–the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS)
In 1996, the Faculty of Medicine that was upgraded to a constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam, with the aim of nurturing it to a full-fledged university later on was merged with the Muhimbili hospital to create the Muhimbili Medical Centre (MMC).
Over the years MUCHS made significant achievements in terms of increased student enrollment and development of several new academic programmes. The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005 through the universities Act no 7 of 2005. Subsequently, in 2007 Article 1 of the Charter of Incorporation established MUHAS; in line with the Universities act no 7 of 2005.
The objectives of the University are the advancement of knowledge, diffusion and extension of technology and learning, the provision of higher education and research and, so far as is consistent with those objectives, the nurturing of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and moral growth of the students at the University.
MUHAS has two campuses; Muhimbili Campus and Mloganzila Campus.
Muhimbili Campus is situated in Ilala Municipality, in Upanga along United Nations Road.
Mloganzila Campus is still new and in the process of development and it occupies 3,800 acres and is located 3 km off Dar es Salaam-Morogoro highway, 25 km from Dar es Salaam
MUHAS has other facilities including the Bagamoyo Teaching Unit in Bagamoyo district. This facility was established for the purpose of training students during field studies. The unit has a total area of 46,085.7 square metres which has been developed by construction of residential houses, classroom, laboratory, hostel and canteen.
MUHAS has a range of programmes in biomedical, clinical and allied health sciences. These programmes are taught in the five Schools and one academic Institute of the University.
The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Research and Consultancy coordinates teaching of all academic programmes. The Directorate of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Library Services provide cross cutting support to all University units in information, communication and technology information management.
|1963-1967||Dar es Salaam Medical School|
|1968-1969||Faculty of Medicine, Dar es Salaam University College of the University of East Africa|
|1970-1990||Faculty of Medicine, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)|
|1976-1990||Faculty of Medicine incorporated in Muhimbili Medical Centre|
|1991-2006||Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), constituent college of UDSM|
|2007-Todate||Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
- Click to Download the Report of the Controller and Auditor General on the Financial Statements of the MUHAS for the Year ended 30th June, 2012.
- Click to Download the Report of the Controller and Auditor General on the Financial Statement of MUHAS for the year ended 30th June, 2013
- Click to Download the Report of the Controller and Auditor General on the Financial Statement of MUHAS for the year ended 30th June, 2014
- Click to Download the Report of the Controller and Auditor General on the Financial Statement of MUHAS for the year ended 30th June, 2015
Links & Networking
On the other hands, in making sure the human resources for health challenge is tackled MUHAS collaborates with other friendly institutions/organizations from around the world for support to enable the University to train enough health care work force. In this photo the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Madam Kathleen Sebelius is receiving a MUHAS scarf as a present when she visited the University.
The University, therefore strives to maintain and strengthen these links and makes concerted effort to promote international, regional and local links. See the current MUHAS research links and other non research collaborations.
Highlights on Facts and Figures about MUHAS
Academic and Support Units
MUHAS Management Team
|1.||Vice Chancellor||Prof. Ephata Kaaya|
|2.||Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academics, Research and Consultancy||Prof. Eligius Lyamuya|
|3.||Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor - Planning, Finance and Administration||Prof. Apollinary Kamuhabwa|
|4.||Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor - Hospital Services||Prof. Said Aboud|
The Deans and Directors
|1.||Dean, School of Medicine||Prof. Sylvia Kaaya|
|2.||Dean, School of Dentistry||Dr. Elison Simon|
|3.||Dean, School of Pharmacy||Prof. Godeliver Kagashe|
|4.||Dean, School of Public Health and Social Sciences||Prof. David Urassa|
|5.||Dean, School of Nursing||Dr. Edith Tarimo|
|6.||Dean of Students||Dr. Tumaini Nyamuhanga|
|7.||Director, Undergraduate Education||Prof. Mainen Moshi|
|8.||Director, Postgraduate Studies||Prof. Andrea Pembe|
|9.||Director, Research and Publications||Prof. Said Aboud|
|10.||Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development||Dr. Doreen Mloka|
|11.||Director, Library Services||Prof. Edda Lwoga|
|12.||Director, Planning and Development, Mloganzila Campus||Prof. Apollinary Kamuhabwa|
|13.||Director, Planning and Development, Muhimbili Campus||Dr. Elia Mmbaga|
|14.||Director, Information and Communication Technology||Dr. Felix Sukums|
|15||Director, Human Resource Management and Administration||Mr. Amos L. Nnko|
|16||Director, Quality Assurance||Dr. Germana Leyna|
|17||Director, Finance||Mr. Abdallah Mwaduga|
|18||Director, Estates||Mr. Erick Kyejo|
|19||Director, Institute of Traditional Medicine||Dr. Esther Innocent|
|20||Director, Institute of Allied Health Sciences||Mr. Lalison Ndolele|