Non-Research Collaborations


Undergraduate Students Exchange

The school is increasingly receiving medical students from many International Universities. Most students come from:

  • Belgium: University of Antwerp
  • China: XI’AN JIAOTONG University, Zhe Jiang University
  • Germany: University of Leipzig, University of Ernst Moritz, Arndt University of Albert-Ludwigs, University of Witten/Herdecke
  • UK: Sheffield University, University of Southampton, Queen’s University, Barts & The London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine & Dentistry- University of London, School of life and Medical Sciences - University College London Medical School, Keele University school of Medicine, University of Manchester
  • Austria: Medical University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna, Queensland University, University of Newcastle,
  • Sweden: Lund University
  • Netherlands: University of Rotterdam
  • Ukraine: Kharkov State Medical University
  • Scotand: University of Aberdeen

Postgraduate Students Exchange

Post graduate students exchange programmes exist between the school under the Department of Ophthalmology (Eye Department) and:

  • Kilimanjaro, Christian Medical College (KCM), Tanzania
  • Nairobi University, Kenya and
  • Makerere University, Uganda.

These are one month rotations for senior residents that have been in place since 2009 and are supported by the College of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA). The MUHAS Eye Department is a founder member.

Staff Exchanges with

a)      UK: St Thomas Hospital in the focusing training on pediatric ophthalmology, medical retina and research

b)      Germany: Muster University in focusing on oculopastics

c)      Japan: Japanese Medical Team: These are a group of ophthalmologist working in different private and university hospitals in Japan. They formed their charity group to help different developing countries. The donations come from their own private hospital. So there is no one single affiliation.

Occur for MUHAS postgraduate students during the staff exchange visits 

Technical advisory activities

a)      The eye department at MUHAS is a recipient of technical advice from the UK through the link with Saint Thomas Hospital and machines acquired through this link are serviced during exchange visits

Medical education:

a)      The Eye Department at MUHAS is involved in Continuing Medical Education activities that are regularly conducted and coordinated by the COECSA Tanzania Chapter

b)      The Department surgery at MUHAS is involved in Continuing Medical Education activities that are regularly conducted and coordinated by the COSECSA Tanzania.

Collaboration with Local and International Organizations

  • ECSA- Health Community
  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW)
  • PSI
  • World Lung Foundation (WLF)
  • Engender Health
  • Guttmacher Institute
  • WHO
  • International Federation of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FIGO)
  • Korea Foundation for International Healthcare
  • Sightsavers
  • Society of American Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist surgeons (SAGES)
  • Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Hellen Keller Foundation
  • CBM
  • Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)
  •  Mobileyes and BrienHolen Vision institute

Collaboration with Local and International Universities:

  • All Medical schools and colleges in Tanzania
  • Kenya: University of Nairobi
  • Uganda: Makerere University
  • Sweden: Uppsala University Umea University, Kalorinska University,
  • Belgium: Ghent University
  • USA: JohnsHopkins University, Boston University


National Level Links

  • Staff Exchange with theCatholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza and St. Johns’ University
  • External examiners activities with: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza.
  • The School performs technical advisory Activities in the following institutions' Committees: Tanzania Food and Drug Authority, Tanzania Bureau of Standards, Pharmacy Council of Tanzania.

International Level Links

  • Consultancy work by John Snow Inc. (JSI)
  • Consultancy and teaching our undergraduate students by Management Science for Health (MSH)
  • External examiners activities with:

Kenya: University of Nairobi and Mount Kenya University

Egypt: Mansoura University

Uganda: Makerere University


The following are the non-research collaborations with the School of Dentistry

International Links

  • Miracle Corners of the World (MCW): have donated all basic equipment for clinical and laboratory work.
  • The International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Sponsored Scientifc journals to the School)
  • World Health Organization (WHO): the School is a WHO Collaborative Centre for nearly 20 years
  • Collaboration with the Kigali Institute of Health (Our School has external examiners visiting the School annually)
  • The University of Nairobi (Exchange of external examiners for both Universities)
  • Collaboration with the University of Illinois in the US. Exchange of students programme.
  • The Finnish Dental Schools coordinated by the Kuopio International Centre in Finland
  • Global Health exchange programme


Links at National level

  • The Muhimbili National Hospital, including all Municipals Hospitals and Health centres in Dar es Salaam for students’ clinical practices
  • The Mirembe Mental Health Institution in Dododma for students’ clinical practice in psychiatric nursing.
  • The School of Nursing has recently formed partnerships with other Schools of Nursing in the eight Universities in health sciences (public and private) in the country through the formation of the Dean’s forum. The forum intends to collaborate in the various functions to promote Nursing education and professionalism through this body.
  • KCMC and IMTU: external examiners from the School of Nursing.
  • The Ministry of health and Social Welfare: Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council on nurses’ issues. 

International links

  • Universities in Sweden: Uppsala, Umea, Red Cross and Karolinska – students and teachers exchange.
  • Universities in US: Wright State University, University of Illinois and University of Pennislivania and Dartmouth University - elective students to MUHAS.
  • Universities in Norway: the Bergen University College, and the University of Bergen’s Centre for International Health – elective students to MUHAS
  • University in Holland: University of Utrecht – elective students to MUHAS
  • Universities in the UK:  student clinical placements in Tanzania
  • University College of Odense Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark for external lectures to MUHAS and students exchange in future
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa – students exchange in near future
  • US: The project known as ‘Teaching and Learning About Hiv/Aids in Tanzanian Schools of Nursing Project”


National level Links

  • Tanzania Food and Drug Authority- Advisory Capacity
  • Traditional Healers Associations
  • Herbal Medicine Farmers in Kibaha, Dodoma, and Tanga
  • COSTECH - Student Sponsorship
  • UNIDO Revamping formulation and production of herbal medicines
  • Sokoine University - Cultivation of herbal medicines, advisory and post graduate training
  • Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources
  • We collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare-Tanzania on teaching/training Traditional Health Practitioners


National Level Links

  • Sokoine University of Agriculture -  External Examiners
  • University of Dar es salaam -  External Examiners
  • Barrick Gold Tanzania, NORHED - Industrial Collaborator, prizes donor to our students
  • CHE-GUEVARA - prizes donor to our students
  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare - prizes donor to our students
  • TCCP-Tanzania, Collaborators in Training
  • International Organisation for Migration – Tanzania, Collaborators in Training

International Level Links

  • Moi University in Kenya -  External Examiners
  • International Federation of Environmental Health - prizes donor to our students
  • Makerere University in Uganda -  External Examiners
  • University of Nairobi in Kenya-  External Examiners
  • John Hopekins University, Collaborators in Training
  • SIDA/SAREC - Research Networks

Network of/ Collaboration with Universities

  • Radboud University-Netherland
  • Heidelberg University-German,
  • Karolinsika Institute-Sweeden
  •  University of Minnesota-USA
  •  University of Bergen
  • University of Umea
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • University of Capetown
  • University of Zambia
  • University of Michigan
  • Stanford University
  • Utrecht University
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