Tungaru Central Hospital

District General Hospital | Tarawa, Kiribati

Hospital description

This hosptial was built between 1991 and 1992, and it is located in a modern area with a good range of specialities and a TB ward. However, the hospital has limited facilities with only a small laboratory, a pharmacy, a x-ray machine and an operating room. Tungaru is the only hospital on Kiribati (aside from a small unit on Christmas Island) and residents of the republic travel from all over the islands to receive medical treatment at the hospital. Doctors who work at the hospital are from all over the world.

It is very difficult to contact this hospital via email. Most students have found that emails go unanswered. Students interested in this hospital should telephone and ask to speak with the consultants directly. Ask the consultant to confirm your placement via email once they have agreed to supervise your elective.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English, Gilbertese.
Funding Status Public


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