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East African Journal of Public Health
East African Public Health Association
ISSN: 0856-8960
Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008, pp. 94-102
Bioline Code: lp08019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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East African Journal of Public Health, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008, pp. 94-102

 en Management And Organization Reforms At The Muhimbili National Hospital: Challenges And Prospects.
Mwangu, M.A.; Mbembati, N.A.A.; Muhondwa, E.P.Y. & Leshabari, M.T.

Abstract

Objective: To establish the state of organization structures and management situation existing at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) and Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) prior to the start of the MNH reforms and physical infrastructure rehabilitations.
Methods: A checklist of key information items was used to get facts and figures about the organization of the MNH and management situation. Interviews with MNH and MUCHS leaders, and documentation of existing hospital data were done to gather the necessary information.
Results: The survey reveals that there are a number of organizational, managerial and human resource deficiencies that are impinging on the smooth running of the hospital as a national referral entity. The survey also revealed a complex relationship existing between the hospital and the college (MUCHS) that has a bearing on the functioning of both entities.
Conclusion: In order for the hospital to function effectively as a referral hospital with a training component inbuilt, four basic things need to be put in place among others: a sound organization structure; adequate staffing levels especially of specialist cadre; a functional information system especially for inpatient services and a good working relationship with the college.

Keywords
Management, Organization structures, Muhimbili National Hospital and Muhimbili University College of health Sciences

 
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