Muhimbili School of Public Health and Social Sciences (SPHSS) is one of five schools within Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). The School came into being in the year 2003 after a merger of the former Institute of Public Health, the Institute of Developmental Studies, and the Institute of Primary Health Care and Continuing Education. Currently the SPHSS has six departments: Behavioural Sciences; Community Health; Development Studies; Epidemiology and

Biostatistics; Parasitology and Medical Entomology; and Environmental and Occupational Health. The vision of the SPHSS is to become a centre of excellence in the field of Public Health both at home in Tanzania, East Africa, and beyond. The mission of SPHSS is to improve the health of people in Tanzania through teaching, research, consultancy and public health services using public health principles. The School works in collaboration with various stakeholders and partners in achieving these noble objectives.

The School has a wealth of experience in conducting research and community service activities within Tanzania and beyond and collaborates with a number of partner Universities, Governments, and Research Institutions and the communities served. The members of faculty teach across the University in cross cutting subjects.

Currently, the school hosts one undergraduate and seven postgraduate programmes. Post graduate programmes are in the areas of Policy and Management (MA HPM); Master of Science in Tropical Disease Control (MSc. TDC); Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MSc. EB); Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology (MSc. AE); Master of Medicine in Community Health (Mmed Comm Health) and Master of Science in Parasitology/Entomology (MSC. PE).


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