A brief history of MUHAS


The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) started as the Dar es salaam medical school in 1963. The school then transformed into the faculty of medicine of the university of Dar es salaam that in 1991 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 The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005 through the universities Act no 7 of 2005.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 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)

Research News


Fogarty Global Health Fellow Dr Emmanuel Balandya studies sickle cell immunity

The brother and sister playing in the clinic at Dar-es-Salaam's Muhimbili National Hospital reminded Dr. Emmanuel Balandya why he chose to focus his research as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow on the role of immune cells in sickle cell disease. Read More!

Research Links and Collaborations

Library Services

MUHAS Library is the largest national collection of health resources. Read More!

Electives

MUHAS offer elective periods of study to Medical, Nursing, and Dental students in their clinical years for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programsRead More! 

ICT Services

The University provides ICT services to academic staff, students, researchers and administrative staff. These services include e-mail, internet, telephone, training, and consultancy services. Read More!

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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