Medical Association of Tanzania is an umbrella association of medical professionals in Tanzania. The following are others related health sector associations and organizations that we work closely with:
- Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
- The Medical Women Association of Tanzania(MEWATA)
- The Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians(AGOTA)
- Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
- Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences(BUCHS)
- National Institute for Medical Research
- Hubert Kairuki Memorial University
- Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)
- Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
- Afya Light Group
Strengthen Local, Regional and Global Partnerships
MAT attended almost all scheduled meetings organised by the Human Resource for Health technical working group of the Ministry of Health and social welfare. This is a subgroup of the Ministry of Health and social welfare SWAP forum working in collaboration with development partners. MAT is a member of Team 3 which takes care of Strategic Objective 3 and 5 focusing on improving education, training and development of human resources and strengthening partnerships.
MAT also participated in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the National Institute for Medical Research which was held at sub-national level in Tabora for one of its centres established since 1926. MAT also participated at the National celebrations which were held at the NIMR headquarters on 11th October, 2010.
MAT participated in three board meetings of the Tanzania Association of Professional Organisations.
MAT has also affiliated with AFYA LIGHT GROUP, a Community
Based Organization comprised of health practitioners registered by Environmental Health Practitioners
Council with its headquarters in Dar es Salaam region. Afya Light group was founded in 2015 in Tanzania, with the aim of delivering knowledge and skills on healthto the public, through health promotion.
MAT was invited by Uganda Medical Association to attend the first East African Medical Expo which was held at the Kampala Serena hotel from April 27th to 30th 2010. The meeting was sponsored by the African Medical Investment (AMI) together with the Kenya Health Care Federation and the Uganda Health care federation.
MAT was able to invite members from Kenya Medical Association, Uganda Medical Association and Rwanda Medical Association to participate in the 45th anniversary of MAT in August, 2010.
MAT was able to host the second East Africa health and medical fair which was held at the Kilimanjaro Kempinski hotel from 2nd to 3rd December, 2010. The meeting was officially opened by the Permanent secretary Ministry of East Africa cooperation, Dr Stergomena Tax. Mr E. Chodota presented the speech on her behalf. The next meeting will be held in Kigali, Rwanda in May, 2011.
Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA)
MAT was invited and sponsored to attend the 22nd Triennial meeting of CMA that was in Tal Qroqq, Malta from 11thto 14th November, 2010. The theme of the meeting was “Management of Infectious diseases – Challenges and Prospects”. Unfortunately due to logistical constraints the MAT representative could not attend the meeting.
World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)
The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) comprises of the following organisations; International Council of Nurses (ICN), the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT), the World Dental Federation (WDF) and the World Medical Association (WMA).
MAT was invited and sponsored by WMA to attend a two day Regional workshop on counterfeit medical products organised by the World Health Professions Alliance in collaboration with the African Pharmaceutical Forum and the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Society. The meeting was held at the Abuja International conference center in Nigeria from 22nd to 23rd November, 2010. Thirteen African countries were able to attend and come up with a call for action to fight against proliferation of counterfeit medical products. A detailed report can be found on the MAT website.
Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA)
The MAT is a member of the African platform for the Human resource for health (APHRH) since 2009. MAT is active in strengthening the country coordination mechanism through its participation in the HRH technical working group chaired by the Ministry of Health and Social welfare. MAT is invited and sponsored to participate in the second Global Health Workforce Alliance meeting which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from January 24 – 29th 2011.