The idea to establish SFUCHAS is a consequence of the decision taken by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) based on the need for the Catholic Church to contribute to the training of more doctors and other Health professionals in Tanzania in the face of inadequacy of qualified personnel in the Health Sector. The Technical Evaluation Committee formed by the Tanzania Commission for Universities visited SFUCHAS from 23rd to 25th November, 2010. The Committee was satisfied and recommended that the centre had a strong potential and reasonable level of preparedness to become a  constituent College of SAUT.