The Department of Anesthesiology at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) has been collaborating with Black Lion Hospital (BLH) in the field of Anesthesiology since 2011 when a specialist training program was established.

The first five candidates were admitted to a three year training program at BLH/The University of Addis Ababa (AAU). Specialists from HUH serve as mentors and teachers on the program at BLH. The need for specialists in Anesthesia in Ethiopia is increasing due to the development of new surgical specialties and more advanced surgery. In October 2014, the first five specialists who started in autumn 2011 graduated, and passed their final exam.

When the program started in 2011, the intensive care unit (ICU) was in a very bad condition and lacked the minimum of equipment needed for training of specialists. A private donor, from Bergen sponsored the project with NOK 2 million for renovation and purchase of equipment, and the ICU is now renovated and operational.

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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