INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

The Institute is charged with the responsibility to research into traditional healing systems, to identify useful practices which can be adopted and also to identify useful material medical which can be modernized and developed into drugs for use to improve human health.

The Institute of Traditional Medicine, previously known as Traditional Medicine Research Unit was established under the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Act of Parliament no. 9 of 1991, Section 10 (1) (c). The Act provided for an Institute Board that reports to the Academic Board of the College. The Institute is charged with the responsibility to research into traditional healing systems, in Tanzania, to identify useful practices which can be adopted and also to identify useful material  medical which can be modernized and developed into drugs for use to improve human health.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT THE INSTITUTE

 In 2009/2010 the Institute engaged in yet another milestone through conducting a Postgraduate programmes aimed at producing graduates who will further strengthen development of Traditional medicine for the health of Tanzanians.

Currently, the institute offers two types of programmes;

  1. Master of Science in Traditional Medicines Development (Msc. Trad Meds Dev),
  2. PhD programme

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