Tumpiliksye Dispensary


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Tumpiliksye Dispensary, also known as Hosea Dispensary, is a small medical institution established on 24 July 2009. It is located in the town of Vwawa approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the TanzaniaZambian Border (Tunduma) on Tanzanian side, about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Mbeya and in new Songwe region.

Tumpiliksye Dispensary was formerly located in a residence owned by Hosea “Tumpiliksye” Mbwanji. Mbwanji moved into the area in the 1930s, and had three children with his wife Ruth. Charles, the last born in the family, developed the plot since Hosea died in 1975, and with the support of his family completed building the dispensary after eight years of construction.

Charles Mbwanji is a medical doctor specialized in Gynecology and obstetrics at Mbozi Mission hospital, and he runs the centre with around ten other staff. The centre specializes in gynecology, obstetrics, and women’s health.



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