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.

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

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      Last updated 3/10/2017