about mtuth

Mizan tepi University Teaching University was Initially a leprosarium established by the Sudan Interior Mission(SIM) In 1934. Its establishment the Hospital was given high attention by the emperor H/Selassie I and named it after his daughter Princess Zenebework Memorial Hospital.

As a result of an increase in the Magnitude of Leprosy and its Impact in Africa, the idea of establishing a leprosy training center for was conceived by many international donor agencies which were the basis for Princess Zenebework Memorial Hospital to be converted to ALERT on December11, 1965.

ALERT is the highest Level of Referral Hospital for Leprosy Complications in and also a WHO recognized international Leprosy training Centers.

Few years after it establishment ALERT was accepted as training center for Africa by head of state of AU.

ALERT has managed the field program effectively and many operational research findings have been published in the past with the implementation of multiple Drug therapy (MDT) in 1988.

Since 1995 Ethiopia had adopted a leprosy tuberculosis control combined program that has to be integrated in to the basic health services.

After ALERT was recognized as a WHO collaborating center for Leprosy training

ALERT has been administrated by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health since 2002.

Strategic objectives

  1. Improve customer satisfaction
  2. Improve community ownership
  3. Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness
  4. Improve Resource Mobilization
  5. Improve Access & Quality of Service
  6. Improve Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  7. Improve Monitoring and Evaluation
  8. Enhance quality of infrastructure and equipment
  9. of technology and innovation
  10. Improve human resource for health(HRH) Management

Core value

Community first:

We are here for nothing but to serve and satisfy our community

We treat them as we would like to be treated

We have three priorities: Community, Community, Community


We work together in sprit of mutual support and understanding to achieve our collective goals.


No matter what challenges we face and discomforts we feel, we stand firm, be patient and exert our utmost and sustained effort to achieve our goals.


We innovate new ways of doing things and be open minded to reforms.


We ensure maximum safety, Loyalty and integrity to each other.

Continued Professional Development

Education, professional behavior and ethics

Being Compassionate, Respectful and Caring /CRC/

Providing health care with compassion, respect and caring


To serve as specialized Medical Care, Research and Training Center for Ethiopia, Africa and beyond focused on Leprosy, TB, HIV/AIDS, Tropical dermatology and other infectious diseases based on best practice to improve well being of the community.


We aspire to be a leading Center of Excellence in Medical Care, Training and Research services in the region by 2020