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History and Background
Bunda Designated District Hospital

As the name applies, was decided to have such status, after an agreement between the government of Tanzania (through Ministry of Health and Social Welfare) and the ELCT, Mbulu Synod. It was inaugurated in 1992; the need to have/establish DDH was based on the fact that the District of Bunda had no district hospital.

After considerations, negotiations and later a compromise, then, ELCT – Mbulu Synod teamed up with Norwegian Lutheran Mission to seek support from NORAD who agreed to construct the hospital with 80% of funds, while 20% donated by NLM.

Later, the ownership of the hospital was transferred to ELCT – Diocese in Mara Region (DMR) after the establishment of the later as a diocese. Local contribution at district level towards the project was provision of free land, access road, water rights from adjacent Balili Hills, water storage tanks and an airstrip, the latter of which is yet due for completion. BDDH is one of 20 hospitals owned by ELCT in the country.

Location and Facilities

BDDH is in the outskirts of the town center of Bunda district south west in Mara Region. It occupies an area of 5,560m2. It has capacity of 200 beds. Access to the hospital is very convenient through an all-weather tarmac road running from Mwanza to Musoma.

It has a telephone, and an e-mail communication, Electricity supply is from the National grid. It has 2 sources of water, bore hole which sponsored by Delaware Maryland in America and supply from Lake Victoria about 10km away and hospital has water storage tanks.

The hospital budget is financed by the government (Salaries, basket fund, other charges), National health insurance fund (NHIF) , Cost sharing, House rent, other income ( private ward) and receipt in kind (Medical stores Department, other friends)

Hospital Vision
Quality and excellent health care provider in Mara region.
Hospital Mission
Provision of quality health care service to our clients with adequate resources in the light of church ministry.
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Wards and Descriptions
The hospital has six wards as follows:
  1. Male ward - for male patients above 12 years.
  2. Pediatric ward - for children patients below 12 years.
  3. Female ward - for female patients above 12 years.
  4. Grade ward - Private ward for female and male patients above 12 years.
  5. Maternity ward - Is the one of ward within the hospital for specific care of pregnancy mothers, delivery and care of new born babies, has four delivery room.
  6. VIP ward