Kamuzu Central Hospital

Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) is collaborating with Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) which is a government run central hospital funded entirely by the Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH). With 750 beds it is the second largest hospital in Malawi. The hospital is a referral hospital for Malawi’s central region, and provides services for a population of about five millions.

Kamuzu Central Hospital

HUH and KCH have collaborated since 2007 in the fields of general and orthopaedic surgery, and maternal health, in collaboration with Oslo University Hospital (OUH) and the University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN). The projects were financed by the Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe and by Fredskorpset (FK Norway). Private donors in Bergen have supported the programmes with funding for purchase of equipment and support for the training programmes.

An exchange programme financed by FK Norway has been an important contribution to help boost the infrastructure at KCH. Through this co-operation both midwives, medical engineers, laboratory technicians and radiologists from HUH have been working at Bwaila Maternity Hospital/KCH for one year each during 2008-2016, and their Malawian counterparts have been working at HUH. Approximately 30 staff members form HUH and KCH have been participants in the exchange programme.

The collaboration in Maternal Health was terminated 1. March 2015. The collaboration in Surgery/Orthopaedics is continuing and is now financed by Norad as a Norhed programme: «Capacity building in postgraduate surgical training and research in Malawi".

The training programme is a collaboration between HUH and the University of Bergen, KCH, Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital and the College of Medicine, Malawi.

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 malawi

  • Orthopaedics and surgery

    We have started the process of building a new trauma center in Lilongwe called Lilongwe Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery (LION).

  • Pathology

    Pathology is an essential part of a medical training program and is a requirement for the recognition of the surgical and neurosurgical specialization.

  • Radiology

    The Radiology department at HUH has been collaborating with KCH since 2008, and is supporting the Orthopaedic and surgical services at KCH.

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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