Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, TZ
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 The Parliament Act No 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005.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 main Mission of MUHAS is to provide a place of learning, education, and research in Health Sciences and through these provide a service of a quality required and expected of a University Institution of the highest standards.
The School of Public Health and Social Sciences where the QUALMAT project is based, collaborates with other schools within the College including the School of Medicine. Such collaborative activities included the EU (INCO) funded Quality Maternity care Project conducted in collaboration with Witwatersrand University in South Africa, Cape Verde, University of Heidelberg, Germany and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. The School in collaboration with the School of Medicine conducted a baseline study for Muhimbili National hospital where motivation of workers and patients satisfaction were among the activities assessed.
|Prof M.T. Leshabari,|
Dr.Sc. (Johns Hopkins); Dipl. Population studies (Exeter), Former Dean of the school of Public Health
| Team leader||Prof M.T. Leshabari -He has extensive research on youth reproductive health problems. He was in charge of the Health workers motivation component in Muhimbili National Hospital. He was a team member in the just completed EU (INCO) funded Quality Maternity Care Project.|
BSc, MSc (London)
|Statistician /Data manager||Rose Mpembeni - A Medical Statistician. Teaches biostatistics to Post graduate and undergraduate students of the College. She is currently completing her PhD using data from the Quality Maternity care Project. She was a Team member in the just completed EU (INCO) funded Quality Maternity Care Project. |
|Prof. Siriel Massawe|
MD (obs./gyn.), PhD (Uppsala)
|WP leader, gynecologist||Siriel Massawe - Director of Post Graduate Studies and former Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at MUHAS. Currently she is coordinating the Reproductive Health research component of the SIDA SAREC supported projects in MUHAS. She was the Tanzania lead researcher in the just completed EU (INCO) funded Quality Maternity Care Project. |
|Felix Sukums |
BSc (Dar es Salaam)
|IT specialist |
|Felix Sukums - IT specialist. Teaches computer courses to both postgraduates and undergraduate students of the College. He is now completing his masters’ degree on Computer Science. |