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Sally Mugabe Central Hospital is situated in the Harare - Southerton district of Harare on 96 hectares of land. It is the principal referral centre for patients from the Northern half of Zimbabwe and occasionally accepts patients from outside the country. In addition, the Hospital is the main services hospital for the residents in Greater Harare and the adjoining areas.

It is on the List Of Approved COVID-19 Testing Laboratories In Zimbabwe.


Harare Central Hospital was renamed Sally Mugabe Central Hospital in November 2019 and has 1200 beds and is situated in the Southerton District of Greater Harare. It is the biggest referral Centre in Zimbabwe, and also takes cases from the SADC region. In addition, the Hospital is the main service Hospital for the 1 500 000 residents in Greater Harare, plus a number of the adjoining rural areas. Since 1966 it has been the Interim Teaching Hospital for the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zimbabwe.


Harare Hospital has well over 2 000 staff and there are full time Government Consultants in the major specialties, supported by Seasonal Consultants. In addition, Professors and Lecturers from the Faculty of Medicine work at the Hospital. Clinical training for medical students is given at the Hospital, which is internationally recognized as a Centre for compulsory internships and for post graduate training leading to specialist qualifications.


Harare Central Hospital is a quaternary institution whose mission is:

  • To provide quality health care services to referred cases and emergencies.
  • To provide quality health care training programmes to health care givers and clients.
  • To conduct and support research programmes with appropriate utilization of the research findings with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of health care delivery to the Nation of Zimbabwe.


The Government of Zimbabwe renamed Harare Central Hospital after late former State President Robert Mugabe’s first wife, Sally Mugabe who died of kidney ailment in 1992. This development came in November 2019 when the government renamed streets in all cities in Zimbabwe. The Hospital is now called Sally Mugabe Central Hospital.[1]


  1. Philomina, [1], Zimtrending, Published: 20 January, 2020, Accessed: 19 January, 2021