MUSC & Tanzania Partnerships


For over 20 years, researchers at MUSC and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) have worked on NIH-funded grants to study ways to increase HIV screening and care in Tanzania. 

MUSC’s presence in Tanzania has grown over the years through the work of clinicians, researchers, and bioengineers working together on multidisciplinary teams to expand cardiovascular capacity-building, clinical education, HIV/AIDs community-based prevention and treatment, and the integration of non-communicable disease in HIV treatment.

Long-Standing Collaboration

In 2014, MUSC, Clemson University, MUHAS, and Arusha Technical College established a multi-institutional research, education, and training program to facilitate new collaborations and open new avenues for funding and research.

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Initiatives include bilateral student, trainee, and faculty exchanges, collaborative research grants, and programs to identify, develop and test novel, low-cost health technologies in low-resource settings.   

Current Research

As part of a $3.1M National Institute of Health grant, the MUSC Center for Global Health is working with collaborators on a Tanzanian study to determine whether combining diabetes, hypertension, and HIV screenings increases the uptake of HIV testing, care, and improvements in health care delivery. Through this partnership, MUSC students, residents, and fellows have opportunities for fieldwork placements and training. In addition, MUSC hosts Tanzania colleagues as part of our commitment to fostering bidirectional exchange.

Dr. Sweat in Tanzania poses for a photo with village children while studying HIV/Aids prevention and treatment.Tanzanian researchers provide community health outreach.



  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Muhumbili National Hospital
  • Arusha Technical College
  • Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute
  • Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre
  • Ifakara Health Institute


  • Cardiology
  • Center for Global Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Radiology


  • Department of Bioengineering