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Tanzania National Nurses Association (TANNA) 
TANNA — Founded 29 November 1979, TANNA is the national professional organization of Enrolled and Registered nurses in Tanzania.

Tanzanian Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC)
The Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC) is the regulator for registered and enrolled nurses and midwives.

Community Health Nursing Department

Department details
The Department of Community Health Nursing has seven full-time faculty, including 3 PhD holders, actively engaged in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Those who do not have PhDs are all actively pursuing higher degrees. This year we also have a visiting Professor supported by US Peace Corps who is focusing on midwifery clinical support. Our faculty holds advanced degrees from: Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Bergen University, Karolinksa Institute, Makerere University, MUHAS, and University of Dar es Salaam.   Faculty also serve as students’ mentors and academic advisors, conduct research and community service.
Collaboration
The Department collaborates with institutions inside Tanzania: including Muhimbili National Hospital, Amtullabhai Reproductive and Child Health Clinic, Sinza Hospital, Temeke Hospital, Lugalo Hospital, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital and Kijitonyama Dispensary for Midwifery and Pediatric rotations in Dar es Salaam; Mirembe Hospital and Isanga Institute for Forensic Mental Health Nursing for Mental Health in Dodoma. For Community Health the students stay in a village for six weeks, evaluating and implementing small interventions. The Department works very closely with Tanzania Midwifes’ Association (TAMA) and Tanzania Nurses’ Association (TANA).
The Department also collaborates with institutions outside of Tanzania; for example, most of our faculty have participated in clinical training or academic exchanges with Umea University in Sweden. We regularly receive elective students from Wright University and Pennsylvania State University in USA, and Bergen University in Norway. We collaborate with St. Luke’s International University in Japan, especially in midwifery.
Our collaboration with United States Peace Corps and SEED Global Health brings clinical experts who volunteer to be faculty members at our School for a year.
Heads of Department (with a summary of the department profile and activities).
The Department of Community Health Nursing is currently headed by Anne H. Outwater PhD, RN who is the overall in charge of all academic and administrative matters in the department.
1.    Research
The Sida-supported project titled Injury Prevention and Care in Tanzania: Road Traffic Injuries (INPACT: RTI) is based in this department. The overall aim of this sub programme is to build capacity for road traffic injury research in Tanzania. The ultimate goal of the proposal is to develop a foundational research-training program that will build a sustainable research capacity and network which will contribute significantly to the reduction of road traffic injury mortality and morbidity in Tanzania. The research is being conducted by 5 Master and 3 PhD students in the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health and Social Sciences.

Another important Sida-supported project is in Reproductiveand Child Health. The importance of this Project for our Department is the co-PI and scholars who are our junior faculty members.   Research from our department is to  1/ investigate social-cultural, community and traditional practices that impact on women’s birth preparedness 2/ access and utilization of emergency obstetric care services in rural districts and 3/ assess the impact of home based life saving skills (HBLSS) on birth preparedness and access to comprehensive essential obstetric care.

    This collaborative research aims to support the country’s aspiration to accelerate efforts     for improved maternal and newborn health by improving quality of care and improving     accountability among communities and district stakeholders.
Other research studies include:
•    Addressing community violence through training: RukaJuu Beekeeping and Entrepreneurship
•    Nursing students’ knowledge about snakes and snakebite
•    Factors associated with uptake of family planning among female youth in Temeke, DSM
•    Engaging pregnant women in group care during the antenatal period (centering pregnancy)
•    Knowledge and practices of traffic police officers in pre-hospital care of victims of road traffic injuries.


2.    Training programme
The Department is in charge of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses.

Bachelor courses are: Community Health Nursing, Advanced Community Mental Health Nursing, Nutrition, Pediatric Nursing, as well as all Midwifery courses including Life Saving Skills and Management of Obstetric Emergencies, Community Midwifery,

A full-time MSc degree program is offered by the Department: Masters of Science in Midwifery and Women’s Health.  Each student chooses their own dissertation topic and works closely with a PhD qualified supervisor in conducting their research projects.

3.    Consultancies
Resent consultancies have included:
•    Developing and evaluating life save skills manual for midwives
•    Leading trainers in training Life Saving Skills to the practicing midwives
•    Training and clinical mentorship for respectful maternity practice to practicing midwives in rural districts.
•    Water-related Diseases of People using Municipal Wastewater: Risks, Exposure, Control Approaches and Effects on Health in Tanzania.
•    Lake Victoria Environment Management Project II. Report for design and construction of Artificial Wetland at Mwanza City

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCHOOL OF NURSING - MUHAS
P.O. Box 65004, Dar es Salaam,
E-mail: dsnur@muhas.ac.tz
Direct Line: +255 22 2152467, Tel: +255 22 2150302-6 (Ext. 1213 Dean, Ext. 1214 OMS)