Muhimbili National Hospital Dar es Salaam


MNH is a National Referral Hospital, Research Center and University Teaching Hospital with 1,500 bed facility, attending 1,000 to 1,200 outpatients per day, admitting 1,000 to 1,200 inpatients per week.

It has 3000 employees of which 300 are doctors and specialists, 900 registered & enrolled nurses and the rest are supporting operations employees. MNH is organized into seven eight directorates which are Medical services, Clinical Services, Nursing Services & Quality, Clinical Support Services, Human Resources, Finance and Planning, Technical Services, and Information & Communications Technology; it has 29 departments and 107 units.


Why Our Team

  1.  Ensuring high quality clinical support to all patients
  2.  Provision of quality medical services at an optimal standard
  3.  Provision of high level nursing services to all patients

Our Advantages

MNH has a social responsibility to improve the health of future generations. Guided by fundamental ethical principles of access and equity and in compliance with related laws and regulations, MNH will work with integrity in the pursuit of high quality clinical services.

Respect Our patient and our workforce are our greatest resources. We are committed to a patient centred hospital environment and workforce built on respect for diversity, trust.



To provide sustainable, effective, efficient and high-quality tertiary specialist and highly specialised medical services for local and international referred patients, as well as providing conducive environment for training and research.


To become a centre of excellence in provision of specialist and highly specialised services in medicine, medical training and research by 2022.




The department was one of first established department in the modern history Muhimbili Hospital. In 2006 the previously Casualty Department underwent major transformation which resulted into the two units hot and cold clinics being upgraded and transformed into Emergency Medicine Department (EMD) and Outpatient Services Department (OPSD) respectively.

1.1 Structure:

The Department of Outpatient Services comprises of four main units:-

  1. General OPD
  2. Staff Clinic
  3. New OPD

1.2 Location:

At the main entrance of the Muhimbili National Hospital, at NOPD adjacent Maternity building and right wing of Ocean Road Cancer Research Institute

1.3 Services offered in respective clinical units:

  1. At General OPD and At Staff Clinic
  2. Health education and counseling
  3. General consultations
  4. Health check clinics at weekends
  5. Medical examination
  6. . Vaccination (anti-rabies & anti-tetanus)
  7. Diagnostic services in collaboration with other departments
  8. Pharmacy for NHIF

1.3.1 At New OPD

  1. HIV/AIDS, Anti-retroviral treatment and counseling
  2. Super specialized consultations with respective units (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nephrology and hematology)
  3. Specialized consultations with respective departments (Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dermatology, Infectious clinics (STI and HIV) Ophthalmology, Dental and Surgery, Obstetrics &Gynecology)
  4. . Specialized Endoscopic diagnostic (Bronchoscopy, Gastroduodenoscpy, Colonoscopy and ERCP), EEG, nerve conduction test, Muscle conduction test and therapeutic services
  5. Specialized Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services (Audiology and Speech therapy)
  6. Dental therapeutic and cosmetic services

The services are provided by a team of well learned and experienced senior doctors, junior doctors and nurses comprising one super specialist, for provision of best quality services to as many out-patients as possible with the aim of:-

  1. Providing the wide range of general and specialised services of quality health care for the people, for the Treatment of their ailments; and ways to Prevention of diseases (Health Education).
  2. Insuring that the services are available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
  3. Providing services to all irrespective of cast, creed, religion and financial status.
  4. Provision of assistance for training of health workers and in the medical research. At the new Outpatient clinic there is a well planned and coordinated time table to cater for all superspeciality clinics all over the hospital to make sure that our patients receive first class superspeciality medical care.



The Directorate of Surgery is one among eight Directorates of Muhimbili National Hospital. This Directorate is entrusted with the responsibility to attend all surgical patients in the Hospital. The Directorate also takes care of patients both inpatients (admitted) and outpatients. The Directorate is composed of six surgical departments namely Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Anaesthesia, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dental Departments. Each Department is formed by Super specialist Units which are responsible to deliver a specific Super specialist surgical service in the respective department. The Directorate of surgery has a bed capacity of 788 beds. There are 69 specialists and 56 Registrars in this Directorate. .

The Department of Surgery is one among the six departments of the Directorate of Surgical Services comprises of five units. These units are divided according to their areas of specialization which are; Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Thoracic and General Surgery, Urology, Paediatric Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit. The overall responsibility of the department is to provide effective, efficiency and high quality tertiary specialist surgical services to patients.




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