Bugando Medical Centre is a consultant and teaching Hospital for the Lake and Western zones of the United Republic of Tanzania. It is situated along the shores of Lake Victoria in Mwanza City. It has 900 beds and over 900 employees. It is a referral centre for tertiary specialist care for six regions namely:- Mwanza, Mara, Kagera, Shinyanga, Tabora and Kigoma. It serves a catchment's population of approximately 13 million people.
The Catholic Church built the Hospital between 1968 - 1977 and it was offically opened by His Excellency the late President Julius Kambarage Nyerere on 3rd November 1971. In 1972 the Hospital was nationlized by the Government. However, in October 1985 the Government handed back the Hospital to the Tanzania Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Tanzania who is the owner with an agreement that the hospital be run in partnership with the government to provide Government Services as a referral and consultant hospital for the Lake Zone.To be a consultant centre of excellence in health care provision, research and teaching, inspired by the love and compassion of God. Bugando Medical Centre is a referral hospital under Government and Church Partnership, which exists to provide tertiary specialist quality health care, consultancy, research and training in health.
- We are committed stewards entrusted to serve all people with integrity, compassion and love.
- We are a non-profit making health institution committed to provide health services that are affordatble and accessible to all.
- We protect and provide for the dignity of human life. We serve all people irresptective of religious, tribal, social standing or political background.
- We are committed to zero tolerance to theft and corruption.