The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) is a government owned national “Specialized and University Teaching” Hospital that serves patients from all regions of the United Republic of Tanzania and beyond for cardiovascular medical interventions. The Institute has 103 bed capacity attending approximately 100 inpatients and 700 outpatients per week. It enjoys the services of 34 doctors; some are highly specialized in cardiovascular medicine, and 72 trained nurses. It is organized into five directorates namely; Cardiology services, Surgical Services, Nursing Services, Clinical Support Services and Corporate Services. The directorates are further divided into 16 Units.
In addition to cardiovascular management, the JKCI establishment instrument, the Government Notice No. 454 (2015) empowers it to train at tertiary level cardiovascular care and treatment, and perform research that conforms to consultant and teaching hospitals and Institutes worldwide.
In the quest for meeting its mandated functions, the JKCI works with stakeholders to meet not only both the National and Ministerial health targets, but also the World Health Organization (WHO) health standards as far as possible.
To become an interminably accredited Institute of excellence offering affordable cardiovascular care and training in Tanzania
To provide high quality affordable cardiovascular care to patients, facilitate sustainable delivery of tertiary cardiovascular care services, providing specialized and super specialized postgraduate courses in the fields of cardiovascular medicine and offering a conducive environment for internationally acclaimed cardiovascular research.