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Dkt. Zainab Chaula
Katibu Mkuu
Dkt. Zainab Chaula

NAME: Dr. Zainab Abdi Seraphin Chaula

SEX: Female

DATE OF BIRTH: 12 th January, 1966

NATIONALITY: Tanzanian

MARITAL STATUS: Married with three children

ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 973, Dodoma Tanzania

PHONE: +255755331706 , 0736331706

EMAIL: zainab.chaula@jamii.go.tz

LANGUAGE SPOKEN/WRITTEN: Fluent in English, Swahili

PRESENT OCCUPATION: Permanent Secretary –Ministry of Community Development,

Gender, Women and Special Groups.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

PRIMARY EDUCATION: 1974-1980

Mnazi Mmoja Primary School, Dar es Salaam

SECONDARY EDUCATION: 1981-1984

O level - Kinondoni Secondary School, Dar es Salaam

SECONDARY EDUCATION: 1985-1987:

A level - Mwenge Secondary School, Singida

OPERATIONAL SERVICE: 1987-1988

20 years of Arusha Declaration

RUVU JESHI LA KUJENGA TAIFA, Dar es Salaam

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION: 1988-1994

Degree Doctor of Medicine, Muhimbili University College of

Health Science, Dar es Salaam

NATIONAL & INTERNAL COURSE: April-June, 2002

Certificate on District Health Care Management Royal

Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

12 th October-13 th November,2010

Certificate in Haemodialysis at the Shonan Kamakura General

Hospital,Tokyo-Nishi Tokushukai Hospital, Tokyo City, Japan.

2010-2014

Various National short courses and training to update the

knowledge and skills

MASTER DEGREE 2003-2008

KCM College, Tumaini University, Moshi, Tanzania

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Internship: 1994-1995

Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam

General Practioner: 1995-2003 Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital, Dodoma

Medical Resident: 2003-2008

Medical Department Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre,

Moshi.

10-28 th March, 2009 External rotation at Agakhan Hospital

Dar es salaam on Hemodialysis

Specialist Physician: 2008 to 2016

Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital, Dodoma

Working at Bunge Dispensary as Physician for Members of

Parliaments, their families and staff during parliamentary

sessions.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 2008-2016

Teaching undergraduate MD students in basic and clinical

sciences BSc students in Nursing, Physiotherapy and

laboratory Science; Diploma students in Physiotherapy and

Occupational Therapy, Assistant Medical officers at

Kilimanjaro Medical Centre , Moshi

2008 to 2016

Part time assistant Lecturer at ST,.John’s University of

Tanzania School of Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences,

Dodoma.

Facilitator in various training program on HIV and AIDS

Interventions organized by MoHSW/NACP

ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

 Head of Medical Department- Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital, Dodoma –

2008-2015

 Intern Coordinator at Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital

2008-2015

 Medical Officer In-charge Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital June, 2015-to

September, 2016

 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Responsible for Health at President’s Office

Regional Administration and Local Government September, 2016 to 14 th

January, 2019

 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender,

Elderly and Children 14 th January, 2019 to September, 2021

 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and

Information Children from September, 2021 to January, 2022

 Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Community Development, Gender,

Women and Special Groups January 2022 to date.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Chaula Z. S, Zhang Yong Stevens – Johnsonsyndrome caused by fansidar Tanzania

Journal of Clinical Medicine, June, 2001.

Chaula Z. Magniture and Risk Factors of Uncontrolled diabetes Mellitus at Diabetes

Clinic, KCMC Dissertation, 2007

Simple survey and various Quality improvement activities at Dodoma Regional Hospital

including Strengthening the Health System for HIV Patients through Quality

Improvement in Dodoma Region October 2009 – 2016

Principal investigator in the study of AMANI “combination antiretroviral strategies for

the treatment of pregnant HIV infected women and prevention of perinatal HIV

transmission in the urban and rural areas of Dodoma”-Tanzania study period May,

2010-May, 2014.

Post-caesarean section surgical site infections at a Tanzanian tertiary hospital: a

prospective observational study, Journal of hospital Infection, 2016