Anna Abdallah

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Anna Abdallah
Minister of Health
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Minister of Works
In office
President Benjamin Mkapa
Minister of State for Regional Administration and Local Government
In office
President Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Personal details
Born (1940-07-26) 26 July 1940 (age 74)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM

Anna Margareth Abdallah (born 26 July 1940) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and a special seat Member of Parliament.[1]


Abdallah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Missouri Sociology College in the United States in 1963. In 1967 she received a Diploma in Home Economics from the University of London in the United Kingdom.[2]


Abdallah is a member of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party. A qualified nurse,[3] she was the Minister of Health for Tanzania.[4][5] Other government posts she has held include Minister for Public Works, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, and Minister for Local Government, Community Development, Co-operatives and Marketing.[6] She has served as National Chairperson of the Union of Tanzanian Women since 1994.[6] In 1995, she was awarded the Order of the United Republic of Tanzania.[6]


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members Profile >> MP CV". Parliament of Tanzania website. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Ex-minister stays tight-lipped over AIDS drug controversy". This Day. 2007-03-08. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Welcome Note by Minister of Health". United States Embassy in Tanzania. 2005-10-10. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  5. ^ "ABBOTT TANZANIA RIBBON-CUTTING". PR Newswire at 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2007-08-04. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b c O'Neil, Maureen (2003). "Diseases Without Borders: An Economic Struggle?". International Development Research Centre. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17. Retrieved 2007-08-04.