A VVF Surgical camp was conducted at St Francis’ from 23rd to 28 October with a team of visiting surgeons, supported by local surgeons. Vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) is an abnormal opening between the bladder and the vagina that results in continuous and unremitting urinary incontinence. The condition is one among the most distressing complications of […]
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St Francis’ Mission Hospital was founded in 1947 as an Anglican hospital. It is situated in Katete District in Eastern Province, on the Great East Road, 500km east of the capital Lusaka and 125km from the Malawi border. Although founded by the Anglican Church, the Anglican and Catholic Churches have jointly managed St Francis’ Hospital since 1986.
Support St Francis’ Hospital
St Francis Hospital only receives limited funding from the Ministry of Health of Zambia, which results in shortages in nearly every area. However, with these limited resources and a very good reputation St Francis’ Hospital has to deal with an enormous workload.
Because of its good services people are willing to travel far.
Help St Francis’ Hospital to cope and support a project of your choosing. This hospital is your support more than worth. Donate now!
Dr Lalick Banda, Paediatrician & Medical Superintendent
News from St. Francis’ Hospital, Katete, Zambia
SFH partner 500 Miles of Olivia Giles is still funding a small, low level P&O (prostheses and orthoses) service at St Francis’. See for more information her newsletter, that you may download here. This is housed into the new premises of the physiotherapy department, built at SFH in 2021 with the assistance of the Medical […]
On 3rd November, 2022 a technical evaluation of the bids received took place and a recommendation for a possible award of the contract was conducted. On Thursday 10th November, 2022 the recommendation made by technical evaluation team was approved during a sub-procurement meeting. A company named Construction for Africa was awarded of the renovation of […]
– Consultancy mission to St Francis Hospital, by John Mwanza – On 10th November, 2022 St. Francis Hospital had a successful online Zoom meeting with Mr. Elias Xavier, a consultant from Tanzania. In the meeting it was agreed that Mr. Xavier, in cooperation with the Hospital will work on a plan and budget for a […]
Volunteers and guests welcome
Want to visit St Francis Hospital?
Want to visit St Francis Hospital? Or offer volunteer services? You are more than welcome to stay at the Guest House of our newly built Training Center. St Francis Hospital is ideally situated on the way to Malawi or the Luangwa Game Park.
• Guests € 30,- per day, meals included.
• Volunteer student doctors doing electives € 35,- per day, meals included. Please download this information sheet before applying. Then contact contact Mr Fred Ntongwe: fred.ntongwe[at]yahoo.com (*replace the [at] in this email address by the usual @) or telephone. You may find the telephone number of Mr Ntongwe in the information sheet.
Volunteer doctors may offer their services to Dr Lalick Banda, Medical Superintendent, Private Bag 11, Katete, Zambia , stating their skills and intended length of stay.
Small groups of builders, carpenters, electricians willing to execute major maintenance jobs of hospital houses and buildings are also very welcome.
Student doctors and builders: please direct your request to Mr Fred Ntongwe.
To apply you can also use the contact form on this site.