Mnazi Mmoja Hospital

Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) is collaborating with Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (MMH) in Zanzibar, Tanzania. This is the largest hospital in Zanzibar with 500 beds, and operates directly under the Zanzibar Health Authorities.

Mnazi Mmoja Hospital

As a semi-autonomous part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar organizes independent health services. MMH is a referral hospital providing services for the Zanzibar and Pemba population of 1,2 million. The hospital also educates different categories of health personnel.

The collaboration between HUH and MMH was established in 2011 when MMH made an official request to HUH to establish collaborations within a number of medical fields. HUH was already in collaboration with Zanzibar National Blood Transfusion Services (ZNBTS).

Together, with the help from a private donor in Bergen, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar, we have built a new Children’s Clinic, and we have started the process of construction a new Mental Hospital, where there will be a separate building for Addiction medicine.

In Zanzibar we have built a Haukeland House at the premises of College of Health Sciences. In a grand ceremony, the President at Zanzibar, the previous Health Minister in Norway Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen and our previous CEO Stener Kvinnsland laid the foundation stone in January 2012. The House was finalized during the fall of 2012. The house is primarily used for HUH personnel on exchange to MMH, but is also used for personnel from our other partner hospitals.

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 zanzibar

  • Addiction medicine

    HUH is assisting with the rising drug problems on the island, and are in the process of building a Detoxification unit.

  • Department of Medicine

    HUH has contributed to building a new Children’s Clinic in Zanzibar, and the building is also containing a new dialysis center.

  • Paediatrics

    In 2016 the new Children’s Clinic was opened. T\It was built with funding from Trond Mohn, The Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar.

  • Psychiatry

    In 2010 HUH received a request from the social welfare authorities at Zanzibar to enhance the expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry.

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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