Department of Pathology at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) has been collaborating with Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) since 2008, and the intent is to support the project in orthopedics/surgery.

In 2011, a new Department of Pathology (histology) at KCH was opened, and there has been an exchange of personnel between the HUH and KCH with focus on competence building, for example development of methods and procedures at the laboratory.

Pathology is an essential part of a medical training program and is a requirement for the recognition of the surgical and neurosurgical specialization. The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) requires a functioning Department of Pathology in order to recognize KCH as a training institution for medical specialists.

There is still a great need for support to the development of pathology at KCH, especially because there are few technicians with this type of experience. In addition, the lab at KCH experiences an increased amount of various samples for analysis, from both KCH as well as from other nearby hospitals.

Today the project is a part of a tripartite collaboration, and the pathology project will exchange personnel between HUH and KCH. The aim is “Capacity and competence building in traumatology, emergency medicine and pathology”, and the new exchange program will continue to focus on education and training of local staff at each institution.

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.

  • Malawi

    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.

  • Zanzibar

    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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