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A Brief History of DECOHAS
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:00

DECCA College of Health and Allied Sciences started 2010 in the minds of Medical students. The passion and the motive to serve life by increasing competent health personnel grew even bigger and DECOHAS became a reality, registered by NACTE. The college is established by health professionals who are visionary, well organized and determines to offer high quality education, practical skills and international standard for competent DECOHAS graduates.

DECOHAS is the home of excellence for the bright future you need.

DECCA College of Health and Allied Sciences (DECOHAS) is a registered private health institution which focuses all its effort to combat health providers’ vacancy in Tanzania. It came into action after one year intensive evaluation done by the board of directors of DECCA Medics Co. Ltd

DECCA Medics Company Limited i.e. registered under the companies Act 2002. The Objects of the company include to carry on the business of providing health services included but not limited to establish of health institutions for teaching and educate., health dispensaries, mobile clinics, hospitals, health centers and all other business related to the health field;

The company aims at helping the government in provision of health services, education, health campaigns, researches and all areas as far as health is concerned. It is expected to be the company of excellence in provision of health services and supply of pharmaceutical products and medical equipments for betterment of Tanzania’s health and well being of the country’s economy.

In doing so the company has established DECCA College of Health and Allied sciences (DECOHAS) which will be providing health education. DECOHAS, a health institution of excellence has planned to provide four medical courses as a taking off step. These include Certificate and Diploma in Clinical medicine, Certificate and Diploma in Medical laboratory, Certificate and Diploma in Nursing and Certificate and Diploma in Environmental Health sciences.

DECOHAS will contribute much in producing human resource for health helping the government to achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) minimum density of 2.5 health workers per 1000 people as a prerequisite for achieving the millennium development goals;

DECOHAS will gradually and consistently increase student enrolment from 350 in 2013/2014 to 950 in 2022/2023. The number and diversity of academic programmes will also be increased in response to societal needs. To meet these objectives DECCA Medics Co. Ltd will support some of the activities through internally generated revenue. The company will strengthen networking and partnership in implementing the action plan to effectively mobilize resource and develop effective strategies for human resource development.

Development Plan

The expansion of student enrolment and increase in academic programmes is expected in successive five years. By so doing, expansion of College infrastructure is expected in terms of buildings and other supporting infrastructure. In order to meet these demands the College administration has acquired a plot of land measuring 35 acres and more land is expected to be acquired in order to meet the demand in future. This plot is located along the great Mwanza road in Nala village 14 kilometers from the centre of Dodoma the capital city of Tanzania. Building of college structure is expected to start in three years to come. Meanwhile the college is running in rented buildings for administration, classes and hostels.


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