Geita Regional Referral Hospital started as a Council Hospital in June, 2016 after the designated made by the Ministry of Health with the intention of enabling the then Council Hospital to offer regional referral hospital services as well as providing technical support to lower-level facilities and training institutions in the region.
The Geita Regional Referral Hospital is found within Geita Town Council which is the headquarters of Geita region, that lies between latitudes 2°8 and 3°28’ South of the equator and Longitude 310 15’ - 320 48’ East of Greenwich. The region is 1,100 to 1,300 meters above sea level and shares borders with Kagera region to the West and North; while to the South and South Eastern parts border of Shinyanga region and Mwanza region to the North.
The Serving Population
According to the 2012 National Census Report, Geita has a population of 1,739,530 in which males are 861,055 and females are 878,475 with a growth rate of 2.5. The catchment area of the Geita Regional Referral Hospital includes; the Geita Town, Geita, Chato, Bukombe, Mbogwe and Nyang’hwale with a current projected total population of 2,539,114 in which males are 1,259,287 and the females are 1,279,827 (NBS, 2021). The table below summarizes the population size of Geita region.