Mbozi Mission Hospital

Mbozi Mission Hospital is owned by the Moravian church in Tanzania - South West Province. Initially known as Moravian Church Hospital, it was established in 1961, following the historical establishment process that was initiated by Germany missionaries in 1940's. The pioneer missionary was Sr. Elizabeth Senft, who established an orphanage home and antenatal clinic in the 1948, following the idea of the Mbozi Congregation of the Moravian Church, who by then built a small clinic roofed by grass. The Mbozi congregation received a new pastor, Rev. Hartmunt Beck, who later in 1960 supervised the construction of the hospital`s buildings, with the support from contractor Karl Madsen. Construction was completed in 1961 and the hospital was officially opened in the same year. The missionaries continued to run the hospital with the support of the natives. Later on, in 1974 the government requested to use it as the Designated District Hospital, which was agreed upon until 2001. It then was returned to the church and started to be recognized as a voluntary agency hospital.

Mbozi Mission hospital is among the five hospitals in the Songwe Region with the capacity of 150 beds and saves the catchment population of not less than 179,208 people. The other hospitals include Isoko Hospital in Ileje, Vwawa Hospital in Mbozi, Itumba Hospital in Ileje and Mwambani Hospital in Songwe District. Due to its high quality standard services and the committed staff personnel, the hospital receives patients from all parts of the region as well as the other nearby regions.

Mbozi Mission Hospital also owns three affiliated services on the countryside: Kapele dispensary, Iyendwe dispensary and Nkanga Health Center. The most common diseases concerning children under five years old are malaria, pneumonia, ARI (Acute Respiratory Infection), and diarrhea. The most common diseases among adults are malaria, caries, GDS (genital discharge syndrome) and epilepsy.

Mbozi Mission Hospital also supervises a small Orphanage, close to the hospital complex. For more information about it, visit the link below.




Infrastructure

The hospital has various infrastructure ranging from buildings to communication networks. The hospital buildings include wards, an operating theater, an OPD building, a laboratory, an administration building, clinics buildings, a workshop, staff quarters and others. 

Currently, most of these buildings are too old and need major renovations. Due to financial limitations the hospital hasn’t managed to put enough budget to perform this activity for a long time, hence we are looking for any potential donor who is ready to support us in this area. Other infrastructure includes water systems, electricity, and roads which also needs periodic maintenance.


Staff

Currently the hospital is staffed by 120 health personnel of different cadres. Among them there are 2 medical doctors, 4 assistant medical officers, 1 anesthetist, two part time consultant doctors (general surgeon and gynecologist).

Hospital Services

  • Dental Unit
  • Medical/ Diabetic Clinic (on Thursdays): routine check-up of blood sugar, body weight and blood pressure. Counselling in diabetic diet 
  • Mental health Clinic (on Wednesdays): epilepsy, schizophrenia, acute psychosis
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Department: (+ services in infertility and obstetric fistula surgery) 
  • Operating Theater: Caesarean Section, Mini Lap, Excisional Biopsy, hernia repair, Explorative Laparotomy, Hysterectomy 
  • Ophthalmic Clinic: mostly conjunctivitis
  • Physiotherapy Unit  
  • Radiology 
  • Tuberculosis & Leprosy
  • Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health: raise awareness on STI/HIV, unwanted pregnancy, safe abortions, post abortion care, family planning, condom promotion
  • HIV/AIDS Program
  • - Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) 
    - Facilitating Post Test Club (PTC) for People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) 
    - Monthly Clinic for HIV+ on ARV treatment
    - Care and Treatment Clinic 
  • Palliative Care (HBC: home based care): support people on nutrition, medicine, and income generating activities 
  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT): treatment pre- and post-delivery.
  • Reproductive and Child Health Clinic: offers Family Planning and contraceptive methods
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Unit (STI & RTI): health education, prevention in schools, management of illness, counselling
  • Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC): 
  - Orphanage for 12 children from birth to 12 years old
  • Laboratory Services: Haematology, Blood transfusion, Serology, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Parasitology, Microbiology
  • Pharmacy & Infusion Unit
  • Spiritual Services: daily morning devotion and Sunday services. The Hospital Chaplain visits patients providing spiritual services, advice and counselling.

Vision

A healthy community that contributes effectively to all individuals and the nation’s development.

Mission

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, facilitate the provision of basic health services that are of good quality, preventive and curative medical services and including care of orphans.


Contact


Mbozi Mission Hospital

P.O. Box 340
Mbozi-Songwe
Tanzania

Phone: +255 756 269 085
     +255 762 031 143
Email:   missionhospital@yahoo.com
English