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SCL Health’s Denver-area hospitals have partnered with Selian Lutheran Hospital since 2005 and with Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre since it opened in 2009.



Both hospitals are in the city of Arusha, located between Lake Victoria and Mt. Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, along the eastern coast of Africa.  SCL Health sends a clinical team to Arusha each year to care for patients, to help build human and medical infrastructure at the hospitals, and to strengthen ongoing relationships between our two organizations.  A 17-member team is preparing to leave on May 1.


SCLHS also offers financial support to the hospitals, has been instrumental in building Plaster House (a pre- and post-surgical residence for children in need of orthopedic surgeries), and has hosted Tanzanian physicians in Denver as part of an international physician exchange.