UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)

NHIF Unit Background

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) was created by an Act of Parliament No. 8 of 1919. However the provision of Health Insurance services at UDSM started in 2009 as a response to the National Health Insurance Fund Act. Membership in the fund is compulsory for all employees. The NHIF scheme covers contributing members, their spouses and up to four legal dependants (children or parents/in-laws), thus the scheme covers up to six people in a family.

Vision

To professionally coordinate health insurance services at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Mission

The unit is dedicated to provide quality health insurance services to the University of Dar es Salaam community members to access health services in collaboration with NHIF offices.

Strategic Objective

  • To increase membership coverage to the University of Dar es Salaam community.
  • To enrol smoothly University community members to the National health insurance services.
  • To provide high quality health insurance managerial services.