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 The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005 through the universities Act no 7 of 2005.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)

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

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 University continues to lead the park in the country through the provision of a wide range of academic programmes and the best academic staff profiles in the field of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. High priority is given to quality programmes development, delivery and students outcomes. Currently, the University offers 87 academic programmes, which include 10 Diploma programmes, 14 Undergraduate programmes and 63 Postgraduate programmes.

MUHAS has 3,532 registered students (29 PhD, 662 Postgraduate, 3,172 Undergraduate students) for the academic year 2015/2016. Up to 743 students graduate from the University annually.

The University has a total of 648 staff  (306 academic staff : 174 males and 114 (39.6%) female) and 342 (Administrative and Technical Staff - 196 male and 140 (41.7%) female). The overall female proportion of University staff was therefore 40.7%.

Academic and Support Units
The University has 19 academic and support units (5 Schools, 2 Institutes and 12 Directorates)

MUHAS Donor Funded Project

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Date: 28th—29th June 2018
Venue: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Conference Theme: Promoting Industrialization through Health Research in Low Income Countries
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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

MUHAS Sports Club

Library Services

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


MUHAS offer elective periods of study to Medical, Nursing, and Dental students in their clinical years for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs. Read 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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