Teaching hospitals are centres of excellence and complex health care. Governance of teaching hospitals is unusual because it involves many players, such as the MoH, the Ministry of Education, and university and political influences in the community; teaching hospitals have a high social and political profile.
The care at these facilities requires more complex, technologically oriented and delivered by highly skilled personnel. They have a high concentration of resources and are relatively expensive to run. They also support the training of health workers both pre-service and in-service.