Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences - MUHAS

.....Tanzania's Premier in Health Training, Research & Consultancy.....

A brief history of MUHAS

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) is a successor to the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), which was a constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam. MUCHS was established by an Act of Parliament, Act No 9 of 1991, when the then Faculty of Medicine was upgraded to a College. The Faculty of Medicine originated from the Dar es Salaam School of Medicine, which was established in 1963 by the Ministry of Health with the primary aim of training clinical health staff. In 1968, the Dar es Salaam School of Medicine was upgraded to a Faculty of Medicine of the Dar es Salaam University College of the University of East Africa. In 1976 the Faculty of Medicine was incorporated into Muhimbili Hospital to form the Muhimbili Medical Centre (MMC).


In 1991, the Faculty of Medicine was upgraded to a constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam, with the aim of nurturing it to a full-fledged university. In 2000 the Government by Act of Parliament disestablished MMC and created two closely linked but autonomous public institutions; namely MUCHS and the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH).

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 The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005. Subsequently, in the year 2007, MUHAS was established by Article 1 of the Charter of Incorporation, in line with the recommendations of the Tanzania Commission of Universities.
The objects 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 objects, 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 at Bagamoyo district This facility was established for the purpose of facilitating students during field studies. The centre 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 basic, clinical and allied health sciences. These programmes are taught in the five Schools and one academic Institute of the University. An abbreviated description of the programmes is presented in the prospectus under the respective academic units and detailed in the individual programme documents available in the Schools and Academic Institutes.

The office of Vice Chancellor Academics, Research and Consultancy coordinates teaching of all academic programmes. The Directorate of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Library Services provide crosscutting support to all University units in information, communication and technology and information management.


Financial Statements

MUHAS Statement of Income and Expenditure for 2012/13 Financial Year
This Statement of Income and Expenditure reviews the budget performance for the financial year 2012/2013. It covers the period from 01st July 2012 to 30th June 2013. In the year under review, funds for Personnel Emolument (PE), Other Charges (OC) and Capital Development (CD) were disbursed with shortfalls. Funds for rent assistance were also received with shortfalls.
MUHAS Audited Report on the Financial Statements for 2012/2013 Financial Year

Links & Networking

MUHAS has always had links with various partners locally and internationally. The links involve international organizations in which collaborative research and consultancies are prominent. Other links include universities, with whom collaborations involve activities such as  student and staff exchange, exchange of external examiners and joint (Sandwich) training programmes. As an indication of MUHAS’s increasing significance and standing in the international platform, the number of international links has been growing at a faster rate than the local ones.

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 Programs

The number of academic programs has been increasing consistently over the past five years from 37 programs in 2005/06 to the current level of 81 programs in 2010/11. This is over113.5% increase.The School of Medicine has registered the highest increase in the number of programs currently offered.


MUHAS has 2,695 registered students (19 PhD, 404 Postgraduate, 1,437 Undergraduate and 835 diploma students) as of September 2010. Female students compose (32.5%) of the total population. Up to 500 students graduate from the University annually.


The University has a total of 604 staff (241 academic staff, 106 technical staff, 257 administrative and support staff.)

Academic and Support Units

The University has 15 academic and support units (5 Schools, 2 Institutes and 8 Directorates)


MUHAS Management Team

The Top Management

The Deans and Directors


The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) announces its third scientific conference that will be organized with support from Sida (Sweden) and other development partners. We welcome all researchers, local and international, working in various areas of health to share their research findings with other stakeholders in this conference.
The Conference will be held in Dar es Salaam from the 28th – 30th May 2015
. Download the Advert, Registration Fees and Form   
Conference Theme: Developing Countries in transition : Addressing the  double burden of NCDs and Communicable Diseases

Short Courses

Diabetes Management Course
Starting date :1st March to 31st May,2015, Venue: MUHAS and Municipal Diabetic clinics. Download the Advert.

Project management, monitoring and evaluation in health care interventions: 02-13 March, 2015.
Hospital services management: 04-15 May, 2015.
Health systems research: 06-11 July, 2015,
Venue: MUHAS. Download the Advert.

Research Proposal and Grant Writing
Starting date: 20-24 April, 2015, Venue: MUHAS. Download the Advert.

Basic Critical Care and Basic Emergency Care for Health Professionals
Starting date: 16th March to 10th April 2015, Venue: MUHAS. Download the Advert.

Research News

East and West African Sickle Cell Anaemia are Genetically Similar

African collaboration unpicks disease variations by combining local genomic research with large-scale genome-wide association techniques.
Sickle cell anaemia is most common in Africa and up to 11,000 children are born with the condition every year in Tanzania alone. Yet most of what is known about the genetic basis of this inherited disease comes from studies of US-based or UK-based African-Caribbean populations. Read More!

Research Links and Collaborations

Library Services

The University Library  is the largest national collection of health/medical resources materials. Its main function is to provide Library documentation services to support health/ medical services, research and teaching at the University.Read More!

ICT Services

The University provides ICT services to academic staff, students, researchers and administrative staff. These services include e-mail services, internet services, telephone services, ICT training services, consultancy services,. 
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Kalenga Guest House
The MUHAS Kalenga Guest House (KGH) is a comfortable and safe place for researchers, faculty, fellows and residents located along Kalenga Street plot No 490, Upanga area.
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