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Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli on Friday June 1 appointed a senior gynaecologist, Professor Andrea Barnabas Pembe as new Vice Chancellor of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Health Sciences (MUHAS).

A statement issued by the Directorate of Presidential Communications at Statehouse said that Prof Pembe takes over as new VC with effect from June 1.

Prior to this appointment, Pembe was a lecturer at MUHAS and the university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Research and Consultancy.

Prof Pembe has published widely on Gynaecology and has been instrumental in several maternal health initiatives in Tanzania as a consultant and clinician over the years.

He takes over from Professor Ephata Kaaya, a pathologist, who ended his tenure since last year.

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