Marina�s colourful history

Historic walk: Former US president, George W. Bush during his tour of the hospital in 2012
Historic walk: Former US president, George W. Bush during his tour of the hospital in 2012

Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) is Botswana’s first hospital, situated in the heart of Gaborone, a stone’s throw from the National Museum.

The hospital was established in 1966, when the country gained independence, and began operating on April 4, 1967. At that time it also doubled as the maternity clinic.

At the time, PMH was the biggest building in Gaborone which only constituted a few building blocks at Independence. “Princess Marina” as it is called was the most relevant name for the hospital as it shone like a diamond and brought life and colour to the mother city.

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