Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute – JKCI


Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) is a National Specialized and University Teaching Hospital offering cardiovascular care, training and research services. Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute was established in October 2015 by the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac (Establishment) Instrument, 2015 .The Institute has 103 bed capacity attending on average 700 outpatients and 100 inpatients per week.

The Institute has 203 employees organized into six directorates which are Cardiology services, Surgical Services, Nursing Services, Clinical Support Services and Corporate Services. These directorates are sub-divided into 16 departments.

Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) is a Government owned hospital which serves patients from across all regions of United Republic of Tanzania who are referred from regional referral and designated hospitals for cardiovascular medical intervention.


To become an interminably accredited Institute of excellence offering affordable cardiovascular care and training in Tanzania

Our Mission

To provide high quality affordable cardiovascular care to patients, facilitate sustainable delivery of tertiary cardiovascular care services, providing specialized and super specialized postgraduate courses in the fields of cardiovascular medicine and offering a conducive environment for internationally acclaimed cardiovascular research.

The proposed new campus for both teaching and heart surgeries will be established at Mlonganzila on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam where land for the purpose has been secured. “It is true we are going to have a new wing in the near future”, said Dr. Robert Mallya, the institute’s Director of Nursing Services when briefing young health scientists on its activities.

According to him, JKCI currently has the capacity of 150 beds and is serving between 300 and 400 outpatients a day with the figures soaring. He said patients were rushing to the facility, within the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) premises, as an alternative to the  expensive heart surgeries abroad.



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