NIMR Mwanza The modern health research was introduced into the then Tanganyika (Tanzania) by the German Colonial government in the last quarter of the 19thCentury. During the early years of health research, the focus was on the major communicable diseases. Drs.
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In 1922, the British Colonial Government established a Sleeping Sickness Service Unit in Tabora under the leadership of Dr. Frank Apted. The Unit was responsible for medical surveillance and treatment of sleeping sickness cases (Human African trypanosomiasis).
In 1963 the Sleeping Sickness Unit was taken by the Ministry of Health of the Independent Tanganyika. The Unit which is now Tabora Research Centre is therefore the oldest Medical Research Unit in Tanzania.