Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council
  • Address

    Postal Address

    P.O. Box 6632





    Location Address

    10th Floor, Extelcom building

    Samora Avenue

    Dar es Salaam


  • Phone
    + 255 022 2121 974
  • Fax
    + 255 022 2133 975
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Registrar: Mrs Lena Mfalila
  • Regulatory Body

    Regulation of the Nursing and Midwifery professions in Tanzania started in 1953 when the Nurses and Midwives Registration Ordinance was passed by the Parliament. This law was repealed in 1997 and replaced by the Nurses and Midwives Registration Act. Also, this Act was repealed in 2000 and the new Act was passed known as the Nursing and Midwifery Act. This new Act provided more autonomy to the Council by giving it body corporate status.

    The functions of the Council, as provided by law, are:

    • Register and enroll nurses
    • Keep and maintain register and roll of nurses
    • Establish standards of proficiency necessary to be admitted to the register
    • Evaluate and approve nursing education programs
    • Issue practicing licenses
    • Establish standards of conduct, performance and ethics
    • Take disciplinary measures in event of professional misconduct
    • Prescribe standards for establishing private nursing or midwifery services
    • Develop and conduct licensing examinations

    Advise the Minister on matters concerning nursing and midwifery including policy matters

    The Council has 13 members and the chairperson must be a nurse.  The current achievements include establishment of computer-based data system and implementation of periodic renewal of licenses. (updated 2010) (accessed on 20.06.2011)

  • Health System

    The Government, Parastatal Organization, voluntary organization, Religions Organization, Private Practitioners and Traditional Medicine, provides health Services in Tanzania.

    The referral System (structure) starts from the community level (village) up to the treatment abroad. The following pyramid, shows Health Service System (Structure) in Tanzania

    For a period of almost thirty years, health services delivery has been largely a prerogative of the state, only a limited number of private-for-profit health services were provided in major towns of the country. After independence, health care facilities were re-directed towards rural areas and free medical health services were introduced except for Grade I and II.

    In 1977 private health services for profit was banned under the Private Hospitals (Regulation) Act and the practice of medicine and dentistry prohibited as a commercial service. This Act had negative implications on health services in the country.

    However, after a series of major economic and social changes, the Government adopted a different approach to the role of private sector. New policies were developed that looked favorably on the role of the private sector. The importance of the private sector in health care delivery was further recognized with an amendment to the Private Hospitals (Regulatory) Act, 1977 which resulted into the establishment of the Private Hospitals (Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 1991. following this act, individual qualified medical practitioners and dentists could now manage private – hospitals, with the approval of the Ministry of Health. (updated 2009) (accessed on 20.06.2011)

    Validated 2011

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