Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Tanzania)

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Ministry of Health
and Social Welfare
Wizara ya Afya na Ustawi wa Jamii  (Swahili)
Ministry overview
Jurisdiction Tanzania
Headquarters Dar es Salaam
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Ministry executive

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


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

Office of the Chief Medical Officer[edit]

Preventive Services Division[edit]

  • 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 Division[edit]

  • 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 Division[edit]

  • 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 Division[edit]

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

Social Welfare Division[edit]

  • 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 Division[edit]

  • Administration Section
  • Human Resources Management Section

Policy and Planning Division[edit]

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

Miscellaneous units[edit]

  • 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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