About Us

Who We Are

Haydom Institute of Health Sciences (HIHS) is an NGO which belongs to Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) Mbulu Diocese which is located 80 km from Babati town, a head quarter of Manyara region. The Institution has undergone several evolutionary trends of growth to its existing status today.

HIHS was established in 1971 as a Pre-Nursing School with an aim of producing nursing assistance to assist the provision of health care to the patients at Haydom Lutheran Hospital. In 1982 the school was upgraded to train nurses and midwives at certificate level and officially inaugurated by Late President of Tanzania; Mwl. J.K. Nyerere in 1984. Ten years later (1994), the School was further upgraded to offer Diploma in Nursing and Midwives, and the name was drastically changed to Haydom School of Nursing (HSN). In 2016 new programs were established (Clinical Medicine and Lab Science Technician) and in 2017 name was changed to Haydom Institute of Health Sciences.

The institution complies with Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly (MoHCDGEC) to perform a Competence Based Educational Training (CBET) curriculum for NTA level 4 – 6 to all programs which has been approved by National Council for Technical Education (NACTE).

The institution receives ample number of applicants from national and global scene with diverse cultural, social-economical and future professional visions; and we treat them with an integral diversification manner. In due course, the institution has maintained a favorable environment for learning by installing adequate competent staff, adequate physical infrastructure and sufficient teaching and learning resources to make our institution “Home of Learning”.

Message from The Principal

Dear Friends

With a great honor, I would like to invite you at Haydom Institute of Health Sciences (HIHS) where I hope you will enjoy our best health education provided by highly experienced professional staff. It’s my hope that this website will deliver you with a maximum clear information about institute with its quality health education that achieves your academic and professional favorites.

HIHS is a long standing institute of ELCT Mbulu Diocese that inclines Christianity Values and Dignity of Human Life in its health educational deliveries. Our students get adequate practical training from equipped institutional skill laboratory and full exposure from a big hospital (Haydom Lutheran Hospital).

We offer a wide and varied curriculum taught by an excited and talented staff. We concede that an academic success is not only thing our students find at our institution, but with a great guide to their great goals of their future potentials.

For over long standing, our institution has made learning environment competitive and attractive for the national and global learners, thus resulted to majority of our alumnae being able to defeat in a competitive employment circumstances.

It’s our vision to be a Centre of excellence in Health professional training by producing competent, skillful personnel who will serve the whole community in the country and beyond by providing quality, safe, and affordable health care services. I would like to invite you make follow up for details on institutional web platform.


To provide competency-based education, research and consultancy services to meet the current and future health needs of the community.


To become an excellent faith-based Institute in providing education and training for health professionals in the country and beyond.

Core Values

Integrity: Acting with strong ethics in church faith health training institution   as a priority of every one representing the image of the church institute.

Transparency: Act in a transparent, trustworthy manner that earns the respect of colleagues, customers and the public.

Professionalism: HIHS strictly abide by professional code of conduct.

Human dignity: Equity and social justice with regard to gender, religion and ethnicity.

Excellence: We strive for excellence and maintain the highest ethical and professional standards.

Partnership: Seeking out and developing partnership with organizations, communities and health schools inside and outside Tanzania.