TMDA Management Team

Section 11 (4) of the Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Act, Cap 219 provides for establishment of the Management Team to advise the Director General on functions and management of TMDA. Based on the current structure and functions, the composition of TMDA Management Team is as follows:

Director General (DG) – Chairman.

The Office of Director General is now under Mr. Adam Mitangu Fimbo.>

Mr. Adam Mitangu Fimbo is a Pharmacist holding MSc. degree in Clinical Trials from the University of London-U.K and MSc in Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control from the University of Bradford-U.K. He attained his Bachelor degree of Pharmacy at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Director of Business Support (DBS) – Secretary

The Director of Business Support is now Mr. Chrispin Mesiaki Severe

Mr. Severe is a Pharmacist by Profession. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) majoring in Service Marketing from University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma on Medicines Management in International Health and Diploma in Development Journalism ( from InWent Capacity Building Institute, Germany and Indian Institute of Mass Communication) respectively

Director of Medical Products Control (DMC) – Member.

The Director of Medical Products Control is currently Dr. Yonah Hebron Mwalwisi.

Dr. Mwalwisi is a holder of Bachelor of Pharmacy degree which he attained at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) back in 1998. He also acquired his Masters of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Analysis from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland in 2003. He currently possesses a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) which he completed at St. Julius Maximilians’ Wurzburg University in Wurzburg, Germany in 2017.

Director of Laboratory Services (DLS) – Member.

The Director of Laboratory Services is currently Dr. Danstan Hipolite Shewiyo.

Dr. Danstan Hipolite is a Pharmacist by profession. He holds a Master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences majoring in Drug Analysis and Quality Control from Ghent University, Belgium. He attained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science with a research on Analytical Methods Development and Validation from Free University of Brussel, Belgium.

Other members include:

Manager - Legal Services Unit (MLS).

The Legal Services Unit is now under Adv. Iskari Chotusinga Fute

TMDA Legal Service Unit provides in house legal services in accordance with the basic legal framework of TMDA establishment. These includes legal advisory services to the Director General and TMDA members, assisting in the formulation of Legal instruments on Medicines, Medical Devices, and Diagnostics control for which the Director-General is accountable for their safety, quality and effectiveness. The Unit publishes legal documents and maintains a list of national legislations, TMDA related cases and agreements for which TMDA is a party or has interests. The Unit handles and coordinates all litigations or disputes concerning safety, quality and effectiveness of Medicines, Medical Devices and Diagnostics.


Manager – Communication and Public Education Unit (MCPE).

The current Communication and Public Education Manager is Ms. Gaudensia Simwanza

TMDA corporate communication and Public education Unit is responsible for creating and maintaining TMDA brand, promote and protect public health through regulated products and strengthen services delivery to increase customer base. The Unit also encourages existing regulated stakeholders to stay loyal to TMDA regulatory brand through different channels such as social media, media relations, client events and advertising. The Unit also helps the management to keep other staff in the know about what’s going on by using newsletters, regular emails, awareness training and staff team-building events.


Manager – Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Section.

The Information and Communication Technology Manager is currently Mr. Ambele Mwafula

Manager – Procurement Unit.

The Procurement Manager is now Mr. Anael Kaale

Chief Accountant.

The Unit of Finance and Accounting is currently under CPA. Paschal Makoye

Chief Internal Auditor.

The Unit of Internal Auditor is now under CPA. Godian Ngamesha

Zone Offices and Local Government Authority’s Coordinator (ZOLGAC).

The Zone Offices and Local Government Authority’s Coordinator is currently Dr. Henry Filemon Irunde

Click here to view the current TMDA Organizational Structure.