Hussein Kidanto

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Associate Dean, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam Campus


Certificate on Management of Obstetrics Fistula, Geneva foundation, online - 2015
Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Management Planning, Dubai, UAE - 2015
Advanced Certificate in Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa - 2014
PhD in Public Health at Umea University- Sweden, Major in Maternal, Newborn and Neonatal Health. Thesis – Quality of Perinatal Care through Clinical Audit. To-date: Post doc IMCH, Uppsala, University Sweden - 2006 - 2009
Postgraduate Medical Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Muhimbili University College, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Awarded a Masters of Medicine degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997 - 2000
Undergraduate Medical Education at the School of Medicine, University of Marmara, Turkey. Awarded MD degree 1986 - 1982


Minimum Invasive Surgery course, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania, 2011
Training of National trainers on Helping the baby to breath - Ministry of health/United States of America, Tanzania, 2009
Data Management and Analysis using STATA. Use of Endnote software- Umea University library, Umea University, Sweden, 2009
Quality Assurance in Hospital setting, Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania, 2008
Introduction to Scientific Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2007
Research Methods Course II, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2006
Research Methods Course I, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2005
Data Management Course, conducted by Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania, 2005
Resuscitations of the New Born, Dar es salaam Tanzania, conducted by the American Pediatric Association, 2005
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (conducted by Uppsala University), 2004
Information Seeking in the Web- Dar es salaam, Tanzania (conducted by Uppsala University), 2003
Field Research Methods Course, Umeä, Sweden, 2002
Reproductive Health Research Methods course, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001

Research interests

Transition from intrauterine to extra uterine life of the newborn and factors association to stillbirth and neonatal mortality.


Associate Dean, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nairobi, Kenya 2017 - present
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Muhimbili University, Tanzania, 2001 - 2017
Associate Professor, Global Health, IMCH - Uppsala University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2000 - 2017
Associate Professor, Muhimbili University, Tanzania (invitations from Uppsala University-IMCH, Sweden), 2001 - 2007
Supervised more than 150 elective Swedish students from Kalolinska Institute, Gothenburg, Uppsala and Umea Universities, 2000 - 2014
Assessment of Gender Issues in Reproductive Health, AMREF, Tanzania, 2012
Preparation of National Guidelines on Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Reviews/Audits, Ministry of Health, Tanzania, 2012
Evaluation of Task Shifting for EMOC-CS to Non-Physician Clinicians in East, Central and Southern Africa (ESCSA) region, 2011
Preparation of National Guidelines for Postnatal Care, Ministry of Health, Tanzania, 2010
Preparation of Community Obstetrics Guidelines, Ministry of Health, Tanzania, 2010
Curriculum Development for the degree of Midwifery, Ministry of Health, Tanzania, 2010
Preparation of National Guidelines for Infant and Neonatal Care, Ministry of Health, Tanzania, 2009

Professional associations

Member, Medical Association of Tanzania
Member, Association of Gynecologists and Obstetrician of Tanzania (AGOTA)
Member, East, Central and Southern Africa Associations of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ECSAOG)
Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB), AMREF, Tanzania
Member, Institutional Review Boards (IRB), Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania

Created on:02/19/2020 Last modified:02/26/2020