Top Management

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Appolinary A. R. Kamuhabwa

is a Professor of Pharmacology from the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). He holds a bachelor degree in Pharmacy from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1994, Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral fellowship in Pharmacology at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

Prof. Kamuhabwa has published over 110 papers in peer reviewed research articles. His areas of interest are therapeutics and other pharmacological interventions in infectious and non-infectious diseases. As a Professor in Pharmacology, he has carried out a number of researches in Bladder Cancer, HIV, malaria during pregnancy, hypertension and rheumatic heart disease. He has over twenty-years’ research experience in Cancer, HIV, Malaria, and cardiovascular diseases. And since 2019 he has been involved in research and advocacy for Sickle Cell Disease in Tanzania as an advisor for Sickle Cell Program at MUHAS.

Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academics

Prof. Emmanuel Balandya

is a physician-scientist with expertise in biomedical sciences. He obtained his Medical Degree at the University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania (2005); Doctorate Degree at Dartmouth College, USA (2012) and post- doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, USA (2014). He is currently PI of the NIH/NHLBI-funded U01 HL156853 grant titled “Sickle Pan-African Research Consortium (SPARCO)- Tanzania”, Co-PI of the SPARCO Clinical Coordinating Centre U24 HL135881 - part of the larger SickleInAfrica Consortium involving Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa, and is co-Investigator in several ongoing health research and education capacity building projects at MUHAS. He is published in the areas of NCD (Sickle Cell Disease, Diabetes, Cancer), HIV and Health Education and has presented his work at national and international platforms.

Prof. Balandya is also Board Member of Young Scientists Tanzania (YST) - a nation-wide Science Outreach Programme, and consults with the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) on matters related to health research and education. He is a scientific reviewer for Tanzania Journal of Health Research (TJHR), Allergologia et Immunopathologia, Journal of Community Genetics, PLOS ONE, Lancet Haematology and PNAS.

Deputy Vice Chancellor – Planning, Finance and Administration

Prof. Erasto V. Mbugi

is an Associate Professor in Applied Biomedical Sciences in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology where he teaches Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics of human diseases. He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, a Masters Training with Biomedical Research background and a PhD in Nutritional Immunology.

Professor Mbugi has 23 years teaching and research experience in tropical diseases, in particular, TB and Malaria. He has over 55 publications in reputable local and international peer reviewed journals. His area of interest is Nutritional Immunology, Molecular Biology of Infectious (Malaria and Tuberculosis) and Non-Infectious Tropical Diseases. His interest falls in understanding pathogenic strain variation, antigenicity and genetic markers of drug resistance. He is also a focal certified UpToDate Champion for Evidence-based training for best practice to Health Professionals at MUHAS by the Wolter Kluwer. In Patient Centred Outcome Research (PCOR), he is a co-lead in the training/mentorship section of the MUHAS local training committee where he functions as a Program Director.

Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research and Consultancy

Prof. Bruno Sunguya

is an Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health and Social Sciences, MUHAS. He is also a Liaison Professor at Kumamoto University, Japan; an Honorary Senior Fellow, Oxford University, UK; and International Scholar at the Center of Global Health, University of Pennsylvania US. At MUHAS, he has established Ph.D. and MSc Programs in Nutrition Epidemiology and co-leads a Ph.D. program in Bioethics. He has led various teams in developing national and global guidelines on Nutrition and other areas, disseminated over 120 peer-reviewed articles, and authored four book chapters.

Prof. Sunguya has worked at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) as a clinician and at the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development in WHO HQ Geneva before joining MUHAS. He is also an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Tanzania Medical Journal, and BMC nutrition journal. He is also an HIV implementation science fellow at MUHAS and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health program; a senior research mentor for the NIH-THET program; an; a member of the National Measles Certification committee; a core member of the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group-Subgroup on Diet and Health; and a member of the East and Southern Africa Regional Expert Advisory Team for Nutrition. The father of four girls is also an avid marathon runner and mentor to many young scientists.