SON Staff Profile

Dr Edith A. Mroso Tarimo
SON - Dean (2015-2018)
Phone: +255 784917100; | Phone2: 00255 022 2150302-6; ext:1160
Born in Rombo District, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, Dr. Edith is the Associate Dean – School of Nursing (SON). She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (1996) at the University of Dar es Salaam, Muhimbili Campus; MPhil. (2004) at Bergen University, Norway and a PhD (Public Health, 2011) at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Position held: Head of Department Nursing Management (SON) between 2006 and 2009. Edith teaches Nursing Research; Nursing Ethics; Community Health Nursing; Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing for Undergraduate student nurses and Teaching methodology course (multi-disciplinary course) for Postgraduate Students at MUHAS. In addition, she supervises PhD (co-supervisor) and MSc. Students (main supervisor): 1 MSc. graduated in 2012; 2 graduate in 2013 and 2 ongoing.Her research focuses on aspects of HIV prevention and care. Also, Edith is a reviewer for several International Journals, and she is a member in different committees both at the School and University level.

Dr. Lilian T. Mselle (RNM, ADNE, BA-Medical sociology, MPhil, PhD)
SON -Lecturer
Dr. Lilian is a Lecture in nursing, Head of Department of Clinical Nursing at the school of Nursing and a member of Tanzania Nursing Initiative (TNI), a project in the school of Nursing which provides technical support to the MoHSW and other nursing organisations in matters related to nursing training. She was trained as a nurse educator, medical social scientist and health promotion specialist. Lilian has a PhD in Clinical Nursing majoring in Maternal and Child Health.
Lilian has been teaching in different levels of nursing training institutions in the country for over 15 years and before joining academia Lilian, worked as a nurse and midwives for 6 years. She teaches different clinical nursing courses and supervises research projects to undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students.
As an academic and administrative head of the department, Lilian oversees all academic activities and ensures implementation of competence- based curricular in all nursing programs under the department. She is also responsible for quality assurance regarding teaching, research and consultancy in the department. As a member of Tanzania Nursing Initiative, she provides technical support to the MoHSW and other MoHSW partners in matters related to nursing training especially in development and review of nursing training packages. Her research interest is in the areas of maternal and child health, clinical nursing, reproductive and health promotion.

Dr. Thecla W. Kohi (RNM, DNE, MSN, PhD)
SON - Senior Lecturer
BScN (1990) and MN (1992)
Ms. Kohi’s initial professional education was obtained in Tanzania (Registered Nurse) and the United Kingdom (Registered Midwife). She was one of the group of Tanzanian nurses who participated in the Tanzania Project and she obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Dalhousie University School of Nursing in the early 1990s.  After returning to Muhimbili University of Health Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, she undertook PhD studies at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and graduated in 2004. Currently she holds the position of Senior Lecturer at MUHAS where she is engaged in teaching, research and service and consultancy.
Dr. Kohi has been a faculty member at MUHAS since 1990 and she served as Dean of the School Nursing from 1997 to 2004 and again from 2006 to 2008.  She is a graduate supervisor for a number of nursing PhD and Masters students and has been the Principal Investigator and leader in various collaborative research and other projects that involve other Universities such as the University of California San Francisco and Winona State University in the USA, the International Health Alliance through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Fund (PEPFAR), Five African Universities (Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Kwazulu-Natal and Tanzania), and Uppsala and Umea Universities in Sweden.
Dr. Kohi also leads other aspects of the Tanzania Nursing Initiative Project, working with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and with other project members to provide technical support to the MoHSWs Nursing Training Section. She works closely with the Tanzania Nursing and Midwives Council (TNMC), The Tanzania National Nurses Association (TANNA) and the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to strengthen the capacity of the three organizations to support the ongoing development of the nursing profession in Tanzania. Dr. Kohi has served as a consultant to the Tanzanian MoHSW and other International organizations and she is the author of several peer reviewed publications in professional journals.

Dr. Anne H. Outwater
SON - Senior Lecturer, Head, Department of Community Health Nursing
Anne H. Outwater, a member of the Department of Community Health Nursing, has a PhD in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters and BSN from New York University.  She is currently a Senior Lecturer.   She teaches Research, Professional Communications Skills, and Advanced Concepts and Skills in Nursing and Midwivery.  Her research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods and focuses in three main areas.   Since 2002 Dr. Outwater has been developing a line of research that started with violent death surveillance in Dar es Salaam and by following the data, has led to interventions to increase the wellbeing of at-risk youth and the communities  in which they live. Since 2009 she has worked with the Waste Sedimentation Ponds and Constructed Wetlands Research Project  (  with a focus on how to optimize sewage treatment in order to decrease infectious disease transmission and increase wildlife habitat.  Research on developing appropriate nursing care is ongoing.

Miss Fatina (BScN, MSc, RN.)
SON - Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Fatina is an Assistant Lecturer at the MUHAS-School of Nursing. She has masters degree in Critical Care and Trauma and a bachelor degree in Nursing, both earned from MUHAS. She conducts research, teaches and supervises clinical nursing courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.



Ms. Judith Shayo (BSc.N, HPM, MBE,)
SON - Assistant Lecturer
Area of specialization: Health policy and Bioethics
Research interest: Healthcare financing and ethics of public health



Joel Ambikile Seme {BSc. Nursing (UD), RN, MSc. Mental Health (MUHAS)}
SON - Assistant Lecturer, Coordinator for undergraduate and postgraduate mental health programmes Co-Principal Investigator, Tanzania Nursing Initiative
Mr. Joel is Assistant lecturer in Nursing in the Department of Clinical Nursing at the School of Nursing, MUHAS. He is the Coordinator of mental health courses for postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. He is also a member of Tanzania Nursing Initiative (TNI), a project in the school of Nursing which provides technical support to the MoHSW and other nursing organisations in matters related to nursing training. He holds a MSc. in Mental Health from MUHAS and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Joel has been teaching in the School of Nursing since 2007. He has been involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students especially mental health courses. With TNI he works to provides technical support to the MoHSW and other partners in matters related to nursing training especially in developing and reviewing nursing training packages. His research interest is in the areas of mental health, reproductive and child health, clinical nursing, and health promotion.

Mr. Heri (BSc in Nursing, MSc. in Human Nutrition)
SON - Assistant Lecturer
Rashidi Heri is a Faculty in School of Nursing, MUHAS. He holds a MSc. in Human Nutrition of The Sokoine University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Rashidi has been a faculty member at MUHAS since 2003 and he served as associate Dean of the School Nursing from 2008 to 2012. He is involved in teaching Nutrition, Community Health Nursing and Research.

His research interest is in the areas of non-communicable diseases especially diabetes, maternal and child health and Health System Research. He is also involved as a co-investigator in Tanzania Nursing Initiative Project.

Ms. Beatrice Erastus Mwilike (BSc in Nursing, MSc in Nursing)
SON - Tutorial Asistant
Beatrice Erastus Mwilike, pursued her undergraduate studies at MUHAS and graduated in 2008. She did her internship programme at KCMC hospital in 2009. Then she pursued a 2 years Masters in Nursing Midwifery and Women's health at Makerere University and graduated in 2013. Now she is a Midwifery specialist.
Beatrice has been employed at three different places so far. Her first employment was with Massana School of Nursing as a Nurse tutor. Later, she secured an employment with MOHSW as a Nurse officer and worked at KCMC School of Advanced Diploma in Pediatric Nursing. Currently she is employed at MUHAS as a Tutorial Assistant at the Department of Clinical Nursing. Her responsibilities are teaching undergraduate students, mentoring and supervising students' research work.

Beatrice has engaged in research activities within the country and the research were about Maternal and Child Health (Dodoma) and VAC (Iringa, Mbeya, Rukwa). Her research interests are in the area of Maternal and Child health, PUlbic health and Reproductive health.

Mr. Baraka Morris (BScN MBE)
SON - Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Baraka Morris is a registered Nurse and a Bioethist. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in 2009 and a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) in 2012. He teaches Bioethics, Midwifery and Nursing Leadership and Management. His research interest is on bioethics and maternal and child health.


Dr.Dickson Mkoka (BscN;Msc(Critical Care))
SON - Lecturer, Head of Department of Clinical Nursing 
Born in 1976 in Dar es Salaam. He obtained his BscN degree in 2003 at University of Dar es salaam. He was then employed by Muhimbili National Hospital as nurse midwife in 2005 before shifting to Muhimbili University as tutorial assistant in 2006. He joined MSc specializing in Critical Care and Trauma and graduated in 2009. He is now working at the Department of Clinical Nursing teaching clinical nursing subjects such as Critical Care and Emergency Care (Post graduate) and Medical Surgical Nursing and Pediatric Nursing (Undergraduate).He is also serving as a coordinator for Msc Critical Care Program and School Coordinator for International Exchange Students program. He is now doing his PhD training on Health System Governance focusing on quality Emergency Obstetrics. He also has research interest in areas of Pediatric Acute Care, Pre hospital care, Emergency care, Psychosocial Care and Adult Critical Care.

SON - Assistant Lecturer, Department of Clinical Nursing
Area of Specialization: Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
Research Interest: Psychosocial Issues Related to Caring for Mentally Disturbed Peoples




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