What is MAT?

Established in 1965

We promote and safeguards the interests of medical professionals from both the private and public health sector. It is registered according to the Laws and Regulations of the United Republic of Tanzania

MAT mission To promote the art and science of medicine and allied sciences, maintain medical ethics and conduct, in order to attain the highest level of quality healthcare services in Tanzania.

MAT vision Promote and safeguard professionalism and medical practice in order to enhance a healthy Tanzanian society.

Our Core Values

a) Integrity
MAT promotes honest, ethical and lawful behaviour, and respect to patients’ rights and accept responsibility and accountability for our action.
b) Excellence
Continually strives for excellence to include outstanding service and value.
c) Critical Thinking
Ability to explore better and more efficient ways of health care provision through research for the benefit of the patient and the medical profession.
d) Risk Taking
Willingness to prudently challenge the status quo.
e) Respect
High regard for patients and fellow professionals regardless of age, gender, specialty, ethnicity, locality and economic status. Strive to maintain a doctor – patient relationship that will promote trust and ensure continuity of medical services.
f) Patient safety
Puts patients’ safety foremost and will foster continuous professional development and research to ensure safe medical care.
g) Leadership and service
MAT encourages citizenship in its members through active participation in National,
regional, and local professional organizations, as well as through service to community
and charitable organizations. MAT also encourages each member to be actively involved
in public health in order to influence public policy.


> To safeguard the interests and welfare of the members of the Association

> The promotion of the medical and related arts and sciences and maintenance 

> To unite all medical practitioners in Tanzania