Malaria is the number one cause of death in Kagera. Malaria generally
is prevalent throughout Tanzania so great care should be taken to try
to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. The use of repellent, bed nets and
anti-malarials is strongly advised.
1983 the first reported cases of HIV /AIDS in Tanzania where from Kagera
region. The fact that the disease was imported from the neighboring country
is a result of the region having the largest common border with other
All Districts have public and private owned hospitals. Also, there are
dispensaries and health centers.
Health facilities in Bukoba town
Bukoba has a District hospital, which is fairly reliable for basic
laboratory examinations (e.g. for malaria testing) and medical services,
in cases of more serious medical problems you could also travel to one
of the mission hospitals in the region (in Muleba at Rubya and Kamachumu;
in Karagwe at Isingiro).
· Government Hospital - Near the Red Cross.
· Ndolage Town Clinic - Near the NBC Club.
· Bukoba Medical Centre – Tel 2220510. Zam-zam Street off Kashozi
· Net Pharmacy - Box 1662, Tel 2221400. Sokoine Street near Mosque
Health facilities in Muleba
Hospital has been recently renovated with an experienced Tanzanian medical
staff, a lab for Malaria testing, pharmacy, 3X-ray facilities, physiotherapy,
and an airstrip.
Muleba has a big dispensary at Kaigara, about 2 km out of town and several
other small ones spread over the District. Cases that are too complicated
for the dispensary are sent to Rubya District Hospital. Ndolage and Kagondo
hospital are a bit out of the way, but offer good services including dental
and optical treatment.
It is wise to use malaria prophylactic while staying in Muleba, since
the mosquito population can be very active. Regular use of a stick/spray,
a coil and your net should become habits. There is a high prevalence of
HIV/Aids cases in the District and in Kagera in general: precautions are
Health facilities in Muleba Ndolage
Ndolage hospital can help with all basic medical needs, malaria testing
etc. They also have a dentist and optician.
Health facilities in Kayanga
Nyakahanga Hospital: Near Omurushaka town, 8 km South of Kayanga;
Malaria testing place: In Kayanga, near where new petrol station. Dispensary: