Tanzania Medical Association(MAT) is a voluntary membership organization open to all medical practitioners registered in the United Republic of Tanzania. MAT is registered as a Non Governmental Organisation under the societies ordinance SONO 4102. It was formed in 1965. The association brings together medical professionals eligible for practice in Tanzania.
MAT is an association of medical professionals practicing in Tanzania. The association has more than 1,000 registered members countrywide practicing in the private and public sector. Any medical practitioner registered by the medical Council of Tanganyika can be a member of the association.
Currently, the association is formed by 10 different associations namely;
- Tanzania Medical Students Association (TAMSA) – 1968
- Tanzania Surgeons Association – 1969
- Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Tanzania (AGOTA) – 1974
- Paediatric Association of Tanzania (PAT) – 1979
- Tanzania Public Health Association (TPHA) – 1980
- Tanzania Dental Association (TDA) – 1980
- Tanzania Diabetes Association – 1985
- Medical Women Association of Tanzania (MEWATA) – 1987
- Association of Physicians in Tanzania – 2000
- Tanzania Orthopaedic Association (TOA) – 2009
MAT has the mandate to promote the medical and allied sciences, to maintain the honour and interests of the medical professions and to uphold a high standard of medical ethics and conduct among its members.To act as representative body of the medical profession in Tanzania and to liaise with and advise the Government on health and medical matters. To ensure, maintain and safeguard the interests privileges and welfare of its members.
Evidence based quality and ethical medical practise for all healthcare staff.
To promote the art and science of medicine and allied sciences, in order to maintain the honour and interest of the medical profession and attain the highest level of quality healthcare services in Tanzania by 2015.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Continued Professional Development, through conducting annual scientific conferences on key public health issues.
- Providing evidence based information to influence policy through the Tanzania Medical Journal published quarterly.
- Support adherence of high standard of medical ethics in clinical and public health practice by its members through the dissemination of the MAT booklet, Guiding Principles on Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Tanzania.
The following are MAT leadership council members for the years 2016/2018
|SN||NAME||POSITION||PLACE OF WORK||PHONE NO||EMAIL ADDRESS|
|1||Dr. Obadia V. Nyongole||President||MUHAS||0713 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2||Dr. Elisha Osati||President Elect||MNH||0786 902753/ 0714 email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Dr. Mariam Ngaeje||Secretary General||MARIE STOPES TANZANIA||0683 623439||Mariamngaeje@gmail.com|
|4||Dr. Juma Mfinanga||Treasurer||MNH||0715 email@example.com|
|5||Dr. Billy Haonga||Immediate Past President||MOI||0754 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Dr. Hendry Sawe||Editor TMJ||MNH||0754 email@example.com|
|7||Prof. Andrew Swai||Council Member||TDA||0754 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|8||Dr. Raymond Mwenesano||Council Member||MNH||0755 email@example.com|
|9||Dr. Valeria Ndomba||Council Member||TEMEKE||0752 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||Dr. Alfred Meremo||Council Member||UDOM||0757 email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Dr. Remigius Rugakingila||Council Member||UDOM||0767 email@example.com|
|12||Dr. Hezron Nevellin||Council Member||MPWAPWA||0682 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|13||Dr. Hamisi Hema||Council Member||AICC-ARUSHA||0762 181370||Hamisi.email@example.com|