Mbesa Mission Hospital

A rural hospital in Southern Tanzania

Finances

coins_enThe expenditure in 2010/11 comprised of 684 Mio. TSH (~340.000€), exclusive of the costs for the salaries of the German staff members which are funded by private donors.

The countrywide rise of prices and salaries results in a marked increase of financial need (+68% since 2009).
Patient fees and health insurance payments covered about 30% of all expenditures, the Tanzanian government covered 25% of the costs (mainly salaries for the trained staff members).
42% of the expenditure was met by donations from German donors, who give through our German partner Forum Wiedenest.

Unfortunately the percentage of governmental support was reduced from former 40% to only 25% nowadays. This is resulting in an increased dependency on donations from overseas.