Psychiatry

Zanzibar

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

Over the last few years, senior doctors from HUH has been on several exploratory trips to our partner hospital, Mnazi Mmoja Hosptal (MMH) and Kidongo Chekundu Mental Hospital (KCMH).

Some of the most common mental disorders in Zanzibar are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Many patients have substance abuse problems as well.

In January 2014, an agreement was made between Makunduchi Hospital in Southern Zanzibar, Ministry of Health, and HUH to jointly run an outpatients clinic for patients with mental health problems every Friday. As long as HUH has a consultant on sabbatical leave in Zanzibar, HUH will support this clinic in training and capacity building for the staff, as well as clinical consultations.

Employees from HUH will gain increased knowledge, and a better understanding of the transcultural aspects of mental health services, which are becoming more and more necessary in the global world.

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.

  • 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.