Bumbuli hospital serves a catchment area of about 125,000 people, most of whom are of the Wasambaa tribe. Within this catchment area there are about eight functioning government or private dispensaries and nearly in every village has shop-selling drugs without prescription.
People residing in this catchment area are generally of low socio-economic status, most of them are subsistent farmers. They mainly grow maize, potatoes, beans and some few other food crops. Tea and tomatoes are major cash crops in the area.
Bumbuli is a fairly remote area, surrounded by hills reaching up to 1500 meters above sea level. It is however having a fairly reliable wireless telephone communication and electricity. It is linked to the road network of about 833 km, out of which 32 km are tarmacs extending from Lushoto to Mombo. The roads are in general passable through out the year but with difficulties in the months of February to May, when there are heavy rains.
The hospital owns the following buildings;
- the main hospital building-which has three floors together with administrative building
- MCH building
- Laundry together with meet room
- Womens cafeteria
- Guest House
- Resting House for patients relatives
- Two kitchen buildings
- A workshop
- 26 residential houses
- college buildings
- a unity with offices, classes and library
- 4 student hostels
- a unity with kitchen and dining hole
Due to the quality of building material the physical condition of the walls and windows is good. Only the doors and built-in cabinets made of chip-wood are now decaying away due to poor quality and need general replacement.