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 The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005.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.

 

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)

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Library Services

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

Electives

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences 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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