The Centre for Educational Development in Health, Arusha (CEDHA) is a public tertiary technical institution operating under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in the United Republic of Tanzania. The centre was established in 1983 to support the health care system through development of human resources for health. It is fully registered accredited by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE).


The centre is located at Sanawari area, in Arusha City.  It is about 250 metres from the junction of Moshi – Arusha – Nairobi Road and East Africa Road; and about 500 metres from Arusha International Conference Centre and the East Africa Community headquarters.

The centre has a total of 27 staff, 10 being Academic staff and 17 being support staff. The academic staff are experienced and specialized in a wide range of fields including medical education, health management and planning, public health, epidemiology, reproductive health and research methodology.The support staff are specialized in health services management, librarianship, information communication technology, lithographic technology, accounting, procurement and logistics management as well as records management.

CEDHA is lead by the Principal who is assisted by the Vice Principal and heads of departments.



To be a leading and sustainable organisation in education, research and consultancy serving both Tanzania and the East African community with a particular focus on health personnel education, management and continuous professional development in health.




To facilitate quality health services delivery through provision of quality educational programmes, conducting operational research, production and provision of health learning materials, and technical support in health related fields; using competent staff and appropriate resources available.