Entries by Support Team

Project renovation St Kizito completed

Mr Chungu B Mutale reports: The renovation of the Kizito surgical ward has successfully been completed and the patients have been moved back in the ward. The actual delivery period surpassed the initially proposed one. Some of the challenges that might have led to this are: (1) the countless stoppages during the roofing works as […]

‘My experience at St. Francis’

“My Experience at St. Francis” By Kitty Bird, 3rd Year Medical Student, Ireland My time is St. Francis was incredible – I arrived very nervous to experience such a different hospital environment, with diseases I had never come across. I visited St. Francis because of my friend Tiernan, he had stayed there the year before […]

Young doctors at St Francis’ Hospital

by John Mwanza Malou Sorbi is a medical student from Netherlands. She came to St. Francis Hospital on 27th May, 2023 and left on 7th July, 2023. She was inspired to come to Zambia at St. Francis Hospital Katete by a friend who once did his medical experience at St. Francis Hospital early 2023 who […]

Power Generator for St Francis’

St. Francis Hospital is grateful to receive a power generator. Ministry of Health has given St. Francis Hospital a power generator. This power generator will help the hospital to supply power when there is power interruption from ZESCO power which has been a challenge to the hospital.

Thanksgiving service for the 75th Anniversary and official unveiling of St. Francis Hospital as a third Level Hospital (Specialist Hospital).

On 6th May, 2023, St. Francis Hospital celebrated 75 years of its existence under the theme: “Celebrating 75 years of growth in health care delivery through innovation, accountability and partnership”. The Thanksgiving service for the 75th Anniversary and official unveiling of the Hospital as third Level Hospital (Specialist Hospital) was graced by the Provincial Minister for Eastern Province Hon. […]

Heavy rains cause havoc in Katete District

Heavy rainfall has been affecting the Eastern part of Zambia since early February, causing severe floods which has resulted in casualties and damage to a lot of properties. There have been media reports of flooded houses, damaged roads and damaged bridges across the Province with more than 500 people being reported evacuated from their damaged […]

Update on St Kizito Ward, by John Mwanza

Works at St. Kizito ward are progressing very well. About 70% of the whole project has been done in 50 working days. Replacing the asbestos roofing with iron sheet at Kizito building is done, casting of Terrazzo is almost done, with only skirting and casting of Terrazzo floor in the main corridor (between Kizito and […]

Progress on renovation of Kizito, report by John Mwanza

Renovation of St. Kizito and Mukasa roof at St. Francis Hospital is the project supported by Medical Support Group and Wilde Ganzen Foundation, the Netherlands. All the works (enshrined in the contract) for the Mukasa side of the building have been completed, patients are back in the ward. The Kizito patients have safely been moved […]

PR/Fundraising expert from Tanzania at SFH

On 5 th to 13 th December 2022 a Fundraising Capacity Building training was held at St Francis’ Hospital, Katete, Zambia. The training was organized by the St Francis’ Hospital Management and the trainer was Mr Elias Xavier from Tanzania (see photo on the left). Mr Elias Xavier is a Change the Game Academy Fundraising […]