Staff Profile


Dr Masoud Mahundi

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Dr Masoud Mahundi

Dr Masoud Mahundi joined the University of Dar es Salam in 2007 as a tutorial assistant, having completed his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Computer Science at the same University in 2005. He further pursued Masters in Health Informatics, a program that was managed by the University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the University of Oslo Norway, which he completed in 2010. He later enrolled in a PhD program under the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) investigating the management of innovations on health information infrastructures in developing countries. He completed the program in 2021. With this background, Dr Mahundi’s current research interests include investigations into the social, cultural, and organizational arrangements influencing the design and implementation of digital health infrastructures.

From 2005 to 2008, Dr Mahundi has been working with the Ministry of Health Zanzibar as a research assistant under the Health Information Systems Program (HISP) coordinated by the University of Oslo. This assignment in Zanzibar aimed at developing a routine health information system. In 2008, he joined the team in the mainland responsible for the revival of the health information system in Tanzania. Since then, he has been working with the healthcare stakeholders in furthering health information management in Tanzania. In these assignments, Dr. Mahundi has consulted for the World Health Organisation (WHO), Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), EGPAF, RTI, PATH, and recently, the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH).

Dr Mahundi has also worked with the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) as IT Specialist for about two years between 2013 and 2014.

Selected Publications
[1]  N. Collinson, M. Mahundi, and P. Nielsen, “Different Approaches to Complementing Software Platforms: A Case Study of Digital Innovation Across 10 Developing Countries,” in IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2020, vol. 2, pp. 14–25.

[2]  M. H. Mahundi, P. Nielsen, and H. Kimaro, “The social and technical conditions enabling innovations in information infrastructures: A case study from public health in Tanzania,” African J. Sci. Technol. Innov. Dev., vol. 11, no. 7, 2019.

[3]  M. Mahundi, H. B. Chaula, and F. Igira, “Appreciating local variations in standardising health care data collection processes and tools: A case of health management information system in Tanzania,” Electron. J. Inf. Syst. Dev. Ctries., vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 1–11, 2018.

[4] S. Nguyen and M. Mahundi, “The dynamics of national ICT ecosystems,” Electron. J. Inf. Syst. Dev. Ctries., vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 1–10, 2019.

[5]  M. Mahundi, J. Kaasbøll, and H. Twaakyondo, “Health information systems integration in  Tanzania: Tapping the contextual advantages,” in 2011 IST-Africa Conference Proceedings, IST 2011, 2011.

[6] J. Lungo et al., “Implementation of ICTs in Health and Management Information System for Zanzibar,” in IST-Africa 2007 Conference Proceedings, 2007, pp. 2–8.

Contacts Information
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Dar es Salaam
CoICT Kijitonyama Campus, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
P.O. Box 33335, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
E-mail: mmahundi97@gmail.com 
Mobile: +255 (0) 713 832252
Office locations: CoICT Block B Room# 102