Who we are

Tanzania Public Health Association (TPHA) is a non-profit non-governmental organization, established and registered under the Ministry of Home Affairs on the 27th of December 1980 with registration No. 6210. Following the enactment of the NGO Act of 2002, The Association further obtained a Certificate of Compliance No.0751 from the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children in May 2008.

The association draws its membership from all over Tanzania and is open to non-Tanzanians residing within and outside the country. The Association’s membership is broad-based and multi-disciplinary. It includes medical and public health personnel, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, health officers, nutritionists, medical sociologists, behavioural scientists, economists, educationists and many others who are interested in public health and in the solution of health related problems. The diverse professional displines within TPHA makes it unique compaired to the other professional associations.

TPHA Programme Objectives

  • Provide a forum for persons working, trained or interested in public health related activities for exchange of knowledge and information and experiences
  • Address health related issues or concerns affecting the community, and to disseminate information related to public health
  • Facilitate the development and dissemination of culturally relevant health promotion information to vulnerable groups and/or communities
  • Promote research in public health related problems and promote replication of public health best practices
  • Influence health policy in Tanzania

Core values and guiding principles

TPHA upholds the following guiding principles and values

  • Respect for human rights and non-discrimination
  • Equity and social justice with regard to gender, religion, ethnicity and other social characteristics
  • Integrity, accountability and transparency
  • Quality driven by the highest standards of evidence-based practices, ethics, and operational performance
  • Efficiency and effectiveness for resource maximization