The Department of Environmental and OccupationalHealth started in July 2008 from the Department of Community Health. The Department focuses on training, research and consultancies in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, all with the aim of improving the quality of the environment in which human being live and work. Currently with 11 academic staff members (3 Senior Lecturers, 3Lecturer and 5 Assistant Lecturers). The Department aims at producing experts who will work towards reducing Environmental and Occupational Health risks, thus promoting health and reducing burden of diseases and injuries.
In future, the Department plans to integrate diverse scientific disciplines in its quest to discover, translate and disseminate new knowledge critical to understanding the impact of Environmental and Occupational risks on individuals and human populations.
The Department has collaborations with the University of Michigan (International training and Occupational Health), University of Bergen- Centre for international Health and Section for occupational medicine; Stanford University (Water, Sanitation and Environment Project), Utrecht University (Toxicology and Environmental Health), University of Cape Town (Pesticides and Occupational Health) and Barrick Gold Tanzania Ltd. The department house BSc EHS and Master of Science in Environmental Health with concentration in Occupational Health and Safety.
Main services offered
The department conducts at least one meeting in a month where matters from the management meeting of the school and departmental activities and issue are discussed.
The department link with the following international institutions
The department link with the following local Institutions
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
P.O. Box 65015
Dar es Salaam
Tel: Direct: +255 22 2153371, Tel : +255 22 2150302-6 (Ext. 1281 Dean, 1282 OMS)