The Government of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Health (MoH), has established the Centre for Digital Health (CDH) in Dodoma. The CDH, as a vibrant hub for coordination, development, research, innovation, collaboration, and partnership, aims to seamlessly integrate digital health solutions and promote digital transformation in the Tanzanian health sector.
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Sand Technologies from Rwanda have been commissioned to facilitate the development of the plan. The Ministry has established the CDH through financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Embassy of Switzerland, Foundation Botnar, and PATH.
MUHAS, on behalf of the Ministry, organised a Stakeholders’ Consultative Workshop for Tanzania Digital Health (CDH) in order to review and validate the draft Operationalisation and Sustainability Plan. The workshop was held at the Morena Hotel in Dodoma on 14 December 2023. The workshop was attended by transdisciplinary participants from various government ministries, institutions, agencies and departments, academic and research institutions, development and implementation partners, the private sectors, health facilities, civil societies, youth-led startups and innovators.
MUHAS is the first and best public university for health and allied sciences in Tanzania. MUHAS offers a variety of academic programmes. MUHAS core functions include teaching, research, consultancy and public services.