Our Background

Njombe Institute of Health and Allied Sciences (NJIHAS) was established by United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Health envisioned to become a pre-eminent research,consultancy and practically oriented health educational institution dedicated to promote traditional health values which underpin life-long learning and achievement The Institute was founded in 1975 being a training center for mother and child care workers, "Maternal and child health Aider (MCHA)" was formed comprising 36 students for the courses mentioned above. The course was run for two years. In 1994 it began to offer courses for community health nurse of grade B "public health nursing B" grew this course is offered for a period of two years .course of midwifery and nursing reintroduced in 2004 with course duration of three years in 2005, the institute developed and in year 2008 curriculum was changed to "Competence based education training (CBET) college continued with the course only until 2015 where courses of diploma nursing and midwifery (education through distance) and course providers of public health to certificate level were established. The institute was promoted its status in 2017 and started to train nursing and midwifery in diploma (pre service) also in the same year began to train physician assistants for two years as a result of these changes resulted in changing the name of the college of Nursing and Midwifery to the Institute Health Sciences and Allied sciences Njombe (NJIHAS)


To be the centre of Excellency for value driven continuum of the health training services, research and consultation to all stakeholders, in and out of the country.


Provision of quality health training services and consultation with focus on universal access, equity, affordability to students and other stakeholders for better health to meet the national and international demands.

Core value

Justice and Dignity, Academic Excellence, Ethical and Moral Standards, Transparency, Accountability.

Core Function

Academic, Research and Consultancy.


Mr. Evaristus Peter Makota - BScNE, MScNE Principal-
Dr. Joseph Ndaki - Academi Officer-
Dr. Abdul Ahmed Abdul - Head of Clinical Medicine-
- Vice Principal -
Mr. Charles Magwaza - Project and Consultancy
Mr. Stanislaus Nnembuka - Nursing and Midwifery-