ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (IAHS)
The Institute of Allied Health Sciences (IAHS) is part of the St. Francis University College of health and allied sciences (SFUCHAS). It started in 2014 by offering two diploma programmes; a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. All the programmes are registered and recognized by the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NACTVET), collaboratively with the Ministry of Health (MOH). The institute is recognized by the Health Laboratory Practitioner’s Council (HLPC) and Pharmacy Council (PC) as an institution that meets the standards for offering training and producing competent graduates who are able to provide medical services effectively in different healthcare settings in Tanzania. The institute uses Competency Based Education Training (CBET) systems and the latest tools in providing the best learning experiences to students and academic staff.
Currently, Mr John Gervas Kazitanga is the Coordinator of Allied Health Sciences. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) in 2014. He has served as the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences before embarking on his current position at the Institute. His prime role is to coordinate both managerial and academic activities of the Institute of Allied Health Sciences as well as the teaching hospitals. He also teaches Basic pharmacognosy, Control and Prevention of diseases, and Monitoring and Evaluation of Medicines use in the department of Pharmaceutical sciences.