The Ithna-Asheri Charitable Hospital is a non-profit making, health service established in 1986 as an outpatient dispensary, to serve the general population of Tanzania. The inpatient wing was established in 1991.The Charitable Hospital is to provide efficient and quality medical are (curative and preventive) to the general populations of Tanzania irrespective of class, creed, race or religion.

The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community of Arusha, a religious community, has established the Hospital. A community appointed Chairman of the Jamaat of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri, Arusha manages it.A total of 128 full time employees serve the hospital, visiting Consultants from KCMC (Moshi) including a Consultant Surgeon, ENT specialist, Eye specialist, Orthopaedic specialist, Urologist and a Dermatologist come once a week for clinics. Service rendered is as follows:

  • General outpatient service for adults and children.
  • MCH service including Antenatal clinics, Young children clinics and Family planning clinics.
  • Laboratory services including routine blood, urine and stool examination, serum bio chemical analysis, blood grouping and matching services, lipid profiles, serological tests etc.
  • Minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Dental services.
  • Eye services.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • X-ray and Ultra sound scanning.
  • General wards including two-bed Acute Care Unit.
  • Maternity service with beds.
  • Major Operation theatre.
  • Ambulance service.

Due to the increasing growth of our community, the general population of Arusha and the increasing incidences of Cardiac illness, systemic Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus etc., the hospital is attending to more and more critically sick patients.

No. of Patients

  • Outpatients - 68,936
  • Admissions - 1,935
  • Deaths - 38
  • Deliveries - 360
  • Major Operations - 330
  • Ultra Sound - 2,274
  • X-Rays - 2,492
  • Antenatal Clinic attendance - 3,314
  • Young Children Clinic (Y.C.C) - 5,106

Contact Details

Dispensary: +255 27 2504621 / +255 27 2544778
Hospital: +255 27 2548737 / +255 27 2502320
Fax: +255 27 2544460

Prayer Times

Prayer times are accurate for Arusha, Tanzania only. Qibla is 6° 56' East of True North - E. A. T. - TZ

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