CEDHA Overview

The Center for Educational Development in Health – Arusha (CEDHA) is a professional institute established under the Directorate of Human Resources in the Ministry of Health (MOH), Tanzania. CEDHA was established in 1983, to strengthen and support the health-care system by improving the relevance and efficiency of human resource training for health.


CEDHA is located in the Northern outskirts of Arusha Municipality, about 250 metres from the junction of Moshi-Arusha-Nairobi Road and Simeon Road. It is about 500 metres from the Arusha International Centre (AICC). The Centre commands a magnificent view of Mout Meru., the second highest mountain in Tanzania.

Over the years, CEDHA has supported and coordinated health personnel development in the districts through short and long courses, and distant learning for professional upgrading. Such courses have covered a wide range of disciplines including Health Personnel Education, Teaching Methodologies, Health Management and Planning, Primary Health Care STDs Management and Health Systems Research.

The Centre has maintained strong linkages and benefited from support accorded by the Ministry of Health (Tanzania) and other organizations such as the German Foundation for Capacity Builing International (INWENT), the London-based Health Link Worldwide, World Health Organization (WHO), Internaltional Trachoma Initiative (ITI), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Interchurch Coordination Committee (ICCO) based in the Netherlands, British Council, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Appropriate Health-Resources and Technologies Action Group (AHRTAG), Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) of the Tumaini University.

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