Overview of Zanzibar School of Health
Zanzibar School of Health is an ideal place
for the intensive multi-disciplinary
collaborations called for by today's
scientific and clinical community. Its
relatively small size but it is growing by
numbers of students but also the courses
being added every year.
Many developing countries have a shortage of
trained Clinical and supporting personnel.
Rural areas are particularly affected, as
doctors predominantly work in urban areas.
Various problems have been linked with the
depletion in the workforce, including HIV
(either because of death, sickness, or fear
of exposure to the disease), the migration
of trained staff, and the lack of resources.
Currently The Zanzibar School of Health is
running four courses which are Clinical
Officer, Nursing and Midwifery, Counselling
Psychology and Community Development.
Counselling Psychology and Community
Development are offered in collaboration
with Iringa Unviversity. Courses that shall
be offered soon including Certificate and
Diploma in Disaster Management and Diploma
The idea of the School began with Dr. Salum
Abdullah Amur who was running Nursing and
Midwifery courses at the Zanzibar Commercial
Institute and later joined hands with Dr.
Amur Abdullah Amur (the late), Ally Saleh
and Aziza Hamed under new arrangement of
shareholding in 2010 and came up with new
name which is ZANZIBAR SCHOOL OF HEALTH The
first course was the Diploma in Nursing and
midwifery in 2011, followed by Counselling
Psychology in 2012 then by Clinical Medicine
(CO) in 2015.
The School began with 84 students for
Nursing and Midwifery but now we have
average total of 358 for all courses. We
have two batches of Graduates of Nursing and
Midwifery which comes to total of 131 and
109 Councelling Psychology The School’s
graduates have been absorbed as employees in
both government and private institutions
which means the outcome product is good and
competitive and this encourages both the
teaching and administrative staffs.
Currently the School is based at rented
premises but plans are to ensure suitable
land is available for putting up own
structures to fit with the demand of having
bigger space for the growing and expanding
The Zanzibar School of Health (ZSH) was
established in September 2011, and
officially inaugurated on 30th June 2012 by
the Honourable Pandu Ameir Kificho, Speaker
of Zanzibar House of Representatives.
The alarming scarcity of health and social
workers in Zanzibar and Tanzania
respectively has forced the Native
Entrepreneurs to establish an Institute
which will train as much health and social
works as possible. Therefore ZSH was
established to cater for that need. In order
to ensure standard and quality of awards
provided. ZSH syllabus is competent base
approved National Council of Technical
Education (NACTE). Hence the institute is
full registered by NACTE.
Mission of ZSH
To establish conducive and sustainable
training environment that will allow
students to attain adequate knowledge,
attitude, value, and skills leading in
provision of high quality of evidence based
practice to society.
To produce competent graduates who provide
quality services and cope with existing and
emerging social economical issues.
To offer courses of highest need i.e. degree
courses that would contribute in filling
manpower gap as well as promote carrier
development and professionalism among
graduates. The School anticipate conducting
researches for the betterment of nursing
services and other professions. To offer
other courses such as Diploma in
Pharmacology by 2017 The Zanzibar school of
health is firmly committed to the
construction and development of its own
teaching Hospital and college, and will
continue to engage with our staffs and
community to progress this development