Ministerial Advisory Board (MAB)

TMDA is an Executive Agency which inter-alia operates within the framework of the Executive Agencies Act, Cap 245. MAB was established under this Act together with Section 9 of Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Act, Cap. 219. MAB members including the chairman are appointed by the Minister responsible for health. The main role of MAB is to advise the Minister on strategic and operational matters of TMDA.

The Chairman and other Members of MAB serve for a tenure of three years and are eligible for re-appointment. Currently, there are five members who have been appointed and the Director General of TMDA serves as the Secretary to the MAB. The current composition of MAB is as follows:

Mr. Erick Shitindi-Chairman

Mr. Erick Shitindi is a retired Permanent Secretary and Regional Administrative Secretary of Njombe region

Prof. Said Aboubr-Member

He is from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) Prof. Aboud is a professor of virology and immunology at MUHAS. He is currently the head of Mloganzila hospital located in Kibamba area, Dar es Salaam. He is also serving as the Chair of MAB Sub-Committee on Legal and technical matters.

Prof. Appolinary Kamuhabwa-Member

Prof. Appolinary Kamuhabwa is a Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Research - MUHAS

Mr. Mick Kiliba-Member

Mr. Mick Kiliba works at President's Office - Public Service Management and Good Governance

CPA Zaina Thabit-Member

She is from National Housing Corporation. CPA Zaina is the Head of Internal Audit Unit at NHC. She is also the current Chair of MAB Sub-Committee on Audit and Risk Assessment matters. Coupled with her knowledge on auditing of firms in the country, she offers great knowledge and expertise to MAB on issues related to auditing and risk management.

Mr. Daudi Msasi-Member

Mr. Daudi Msasi is a Director of Pharmaceutical Services and Chief Pharmacist at Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children


Mr. Adam M. Fimbo-Member

He is a TMDA Acting Director General. Mr.Fimbo is the current Acting DG of TMDA. He is a pharmacist and has been working within TMDA for more than 18 years. He is serving as the Secretary to the board accoroding to the TMDA and Executive Agencies Act.

MAB holds meetings every quarter of each financial year and compile its recommendations to the Minister responsible for health for decision making.