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Interview with Professor Swedi A. Mwankemwa

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MSS. Afr. s. 2261

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Transcript of an interview with Professor Mwankemwa by John Iliffe, 25trh July 1995, concerning his training and subsequent career in medicine.


  • Creation: 1995


21 ff.

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2261

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CMD ID 3415

Biographical / Historical

Professor Swedi A. Mwankemwa (b 1928), originally from Dar es Salaam, studied medicine at Makerere University, Uganda, then began his internship at Sewa Haji Hospital in 1957. He worked subsequently in Moshi, Kibongoto, Muhimbili (as Surgical Registrar), then Morogoro as a provincial medical officer after Tanganyika's independence. In 1964 he joined the Ministry of Manpower Training and was appointed Medical Superintendent of Bugando Hospital in 1973. He was Deputy Director of the Muhimbili Medical Centre, 1976-1980 and Director-General, 1980-1983. Retiring from the Civil Service in 1983, he opened his own clinic in 1986.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by John Iliffe on 10th November 1995.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original tape of the interview is held in the Library of the University of Dar es Salaam.

Interview with Professor Swedi A. Mwankemwa
Paul Davidson
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