Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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. Its vision is to strive for quality health through education, training, research and health services for attainment of equitable socio-economic development.
The main acts of MUHAS are to:
- Provide a place of learning, education and research in health sciences in Tanzania;
- Be the main supplier of key policy makers, experts and personnel in the health sector; and
- Be a catalyst in the health sector reforms through conducting relevant research and educating the public in health related issues.
Links to the health workforce crisis
The mission of MUHAS is to become a centre of excellence for training health professionals, quality research and public service. It is located in a spacious area, with a state-of-the-art University hospital, that is a conducive learning environment and a sustainable resource generation.
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