Black Lion Hospital

Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) is collaborating with Black Lion Hospital/Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (BLH) in Ethiopia. This is a referral hospital with 700 beds, and is located in Addis Ababa.


BLH is affiliated with the Addis Ababa University’s School of Medicine, and is the training center for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technicians etc.

Our projects in Ethiopia started in 2001 with a project in the field of plastic surgery and burn care. The Burn Unit at Yekati 12 Hospital in Addis Ababa was the first of its kind in Ethiopia, and was followed by the establishment of a Department for Plastic Surgery. Ethiopian surgeons got their clinical specialization in plastic surgery (burns, CLP and ENT), and nurses, physiotherapists, technicians etc. were exchanged between HUH and Yekatit 12 as a part of these programs.

Today, these successful programs are continued by the Ethiopians themselves.

In the wake of the plastic surgery program, other departments at HUH are now engaged in projects with BLH; Neurosurgery, Anesthesia, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Cardiology and Medical Ethics.

Contact information

Office phone: +47 55 97 21 56
Office hours: 08:30 - 15:30

Postal address:
Helse Bergen HF
Haukeland University Hospital
Department of International Collaboration
Post Office​ Box 1400
N - 5021 Bergen

Visiting address:
Konrad Birkhaugs Hus, 3rd floor
Jonas Lies vei 65
5021 Bergen

projects in ethiopia

  • Anaestesiology

    The first five specialists in anaestesiology gratuated in 2014, after three years of training at AAU.

  • Cardiology

    In 2016 a team from The Dept. of Heart Disease at HUH performed 12 heart surgeries, and 30 pacemaker operations while on a short-term mission.

  • Gastroenterology

    The candidates who complete their specialist training will be the first gastroenterologists trained in Ethiopia for the last 30 years.

  • Neurosurgery

    The first female neurosurgeon in Ethiopia received her specialization through HUH’s Neurosurgery program.

partner hospitals

  • Ethiopia

    The first female neurosurgeon in Ethiopia received her specialization through HUH’s neurosurgery program.

  • India

    Inside the campus of CMCH we have built the very first Haukeland House, with 8 apartment available for Norwegian staff.

  • Kamuzu Central HospitalMalawi

    Today the Department of Orthopedic surgery at KCH have only two orthopaedic surgeons to cover a population of 6 million people.

  • Nepal

    The project in Nepal is a tripartite between hospitals in Norway, Nepal and Zanzibar within the field of blood transfusion services.

  • Mnazi Mmoja HospitalZanzibar

    The new Children’s Clinic in Zanzibar opened in 2016. It was financed with funds from Trond Mohn, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar.

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