The Chimala Mission Hospital
is a Christian hospital
located in Chimala
(country), East Africa. Each year, 20,000 patients pass through its doors.
came out from under European rule in the 1960s, the Tanzanian government wished to remove any foreign influence from the country. The Chimala Mission was asked to leave the country, unless they could prove they were benefiting the people of Tanzania. So the administration of the Mission decided to construct a hospital. It began as a one-room metal-building that served as a clinic
. Over the years, the hospital grew to be a 120-bed hospital that offers a number of services to the people of southern Tanzania.
The primary diagnoses treated are HIV/AIDS
or related complications, TB
, diarrheal diseases, and parasites.
Services offered include:
- Children's Ward
- Male Ward
- Female Ward
- OB/Labor and Delivery Ward
- Basic Surgical Services
- HIV Care
- Outpatient care
- X-Ray services
- Laboratory services (hematocrit, blood typing, HIV testing, etc.)
The hospital employs 3 medical officers, 3 clinical officers, and numerous nurses. Volunteer nurses, doctors, and students travel to Chimala each summer. Many of these volunteers are affiliated with Harding University
Quality of care
The staff at Chimala Mission Hospital are trying to increase the quality of care. Their vision is to be "Spirit-lead, patient-centered, and staff-friendly." Currently, hospital standards of care are being developed in hopes of greatly increasing the quality of care provided. It is their hope that God will be glorified by their quality service to others.