Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Tanzania)

The Ministry of Health is a government ministry of Tanzania. Its central offices are located in Dodoma. Its mission is to "facilitate the provision of basic health services that are good, quality, equitable, accessible, affordable, sustainable[,] and gender sensitive".[1]

Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Wizara ya Afya Maendeleo ya Jamii,Jinsia ,Wazee na Watoto  (Swahili)
Ministry overview
Superseding agency
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executive

It was merged with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children under John Magufuli's reforms.


The structure of the ministry is as follows:[2]

Office of the Chief Medical OfficerEdit

Preventive Services DivisionEdit

  • Epidemiology and Diseases Control Section
  • Reproductive and Child Health Section
  • Environmental Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Section
  • Health Education and Promotion Section
  • Nutritional Services Section

Curative Services DivisionEdit

  • Public and Private Health Services Section
  • Diagnostic and Health Care Technical Services Section
  • Traditional and Alternative Medicine Section
  • Oral Health Services Section
  • Non Communicable Diseases, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Section

Human Resources Development DivisionEdit

  • Health Human Resources Planning Section
  • Allied Health Sciences Training Section
  • Nursing Services Training Section
  • Continue Education and Postgraduate Training Section
  • Social Welfare Staff Development Section

Health Quality Assurance DivisionEdit

  • Pharmaceutical Services Section
  • Health Services Inspectorate and Quality Assurance Section
  • Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Section
  • Nursing Services Section

Social Welfare DivisionEdit

  • People with Disabilities and Elderly Persons Section
  • Family, Child Welfare Services and Early Childhood Development Section
  • Juvenile Justice Services Section

Administration and Human Resources Management DivisionEdit

  • Administration Section
  • Human Resources Management Section

Policy and Planning DivisionEdit

  • Policy Section
  • Planning Section
  • Monitoring Evaluation and Performance Reporting Section

Miscellaneous unitsEdit

  • Information and Communication Technology Unit
  • Legal Services Unit
  • Finance and Accounts Unit
  • Government Communication Unit
  • Internal Audit Unit
  • Procurement Management Unit


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