Dr Oscar G Gabone

PHCI Director

Welcome note

We are pleased with your decision to undertake tertiary studies at the Primary Health Care Institute (PHCI). You are warmly welcome to our Centre of Excellence that offers value added teaching, research and public service. This website describes the range of academic programmes, which PHCI offers, and various activities undertaken as part of our Mission and Vision.


Ordinary diploma in Clinical medicine

The Ordinary Diploma in Clinical Medicine is a three years programme, which has…


Ordinary diploma in Nursing

This programme is geared towards producing innovative, creative and flexible nurses who will…


Ordinary diploma in Clinical dentistry

This programme is geared towards producing innovative, creative and flexible graduates…


Basic technician certificate in Community health

The ongoing health systems strengthening/health sector reforms and local government reforms make…


About Us

PHCI-Iringa (Primary Health Care Institute Iringa) was established by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in 1990. The overall objective of the institute was to conduct capacity building to health personnel nationally and internationally. The core functions of PHCI-I are firstly, to act as a Zonal Health Resource Centre for the Southern Highlandszone serving three regions namely Iringa, Njombe, and Ruvuma. Secondly, to administer short and long multidisciplinary health training programmes.



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Our Library

The Library is the heart of the Institute and it is an integral part of the our mission which revolves around teaching, research and consultancy. It is also depository for materials, including government publications, Institute publications and allied agencies publications. The library maintains the following major collections: Arts and Social Sciences, Science, medicine and nursing practice, Reference and Document Delivery which is a research collection. This unit provides technical and managerial support to realize excellence in teaching, learning and research.

The library provides access to both print and electronic

 information resources including number of print and electronic journals and books. It maintains a collection printed journals and a number of electronic journal databases including HINARI, AGORA, WHO Database, CDC websites, PUB med etc.
The library also provides information services to library users within and outside The Institute community. These services include: lending of library materials, document delivery services, traditional and electronic references services. Other services provided by the library include research, publication and consultancy, information literacy and computer training for library users and conference facilities.