The Children’s Clinic at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) has been involved in a project at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (MMH) since the collaboration was established in 2011.

The project focuses on newborns, and older children, who are seriously ill and in need of intense observation and treatment at MMH. In addition, HUH wish to increase the skills of our employees, both through volume training, and by being able to provide treatment with less use of diagnostic, clinical examination. A high patient volume, and different patient care, often leads to employees returning home with new approach to their clinical practice. There is a mutual exchange of personnel between the pediatrics departments at MMH and HUH.

The project has already yielded great results;

Decrease in mortality in newborns

It is believed that the decrease in mortality reflects a systematic approach within receiving and care of the newborns, such as the introduction of guidelines, registration and use of simple technological equipment.

A new Children’s Clinic in Zanzibar

The construction of the new Children’s Clinic in Zanzibar was finalized in 2016, and they now have a new dialysis center as well. The building was funded by; the Health Ministry in Zanzibar, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, and a private donor in Bergen. The latter donor also funded the equipment for the new clinic.

Relay of Consultants in Pediatrics

In Zanzibar there is a lack of necessary health personnel. In order to cover the gaps in manpower at MMH, we established a relay of consultants in Pediatrics. They will use their three months of sabbatical leave at MMH to increase their knowledge and skills, and supervise the local registrars at MMH. This is a cooperation between several hospitals in Norway, and the involved hospitals have signed a five-year agreement to support this initiative and will facilitate for the consultants sabbatical leave.

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.

partner hospitals

  • A person painting a picture
    Addiction medicine

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

  • Anaestesiology

    The first five specialists in anaestesiology gratuated in 2014, after three years of training at AAU.

  • A person walking up a staircase
    Blood bank

    With the link to a modern transfusion service at HUH, and the hospital setting at KCH, it is assumed that the project can model future capacity strengthening projects in transfusion medicine.

Last updated 3/10/2017