The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
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Phone #: +255 22 212 1400
Fax #: +255 22 212 1360
Area: Dar Es Salaam
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About The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR):
The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a parastatal service organization under the Ministry of Health established by the Act of Parliament No. 23 of 1979 and became operational in 1980.
The functions of the NIMR, therefore, include the following:
To carry out, and promote the carrying out of, medical research designed to alleviate disease among the people of Tanzania.
To carry out, and promote the carrying of research into various aspects of local traditional medical practices for the purpose of facilitating the development and application of herbal medicine in cooperation with the government or any person or body of persons, to promote, or provide facilities for, the training of local personnel for carrying out scientific research into medical problems.
To monitor, control and coordinate medical research carried out within Tanzania, or elsewhere on behalf of or for the benefit of the Government of Tanzania, and to evaluate the findings of that research.
To establish a system for the registration of, and to register, the findings of medical research carried out within Tanzania, and promote the practical application of those findings for the purposes of improving or advancing the health and general welfare of the people of Tanzania
To establish and operate system of documentation and dissemination of information on any aspect of the medical research carried out by or on behalf of the Institute.
To control and manage the affairs of Centres vested in the Institute.
To assume responsibility for the control and management of any other Centres this may be established by the Institute or vested in the Institute.
To do anything which may be necessary to uphold and support the credit of the Institute and its research findings to obtain and justify public confidence, to overt or minimize any loss to the Institute and to facilitate the proper and efficient performance of its functions.