Entries by Support Team

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 […]

VVF Surgical Camp at St Francis’

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 […]

Orthoses service at St Francis Hospital

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 […]

Update on St Kizito Renovation

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 […]

Update on the Local Fundraising & PR Project

– 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 […]

John Mwanza appointed PR/Fundraising official

Mr John Mwanza has been appointed to work fulltime for the department of Public relations/Fundraising to be established at the hospital, – as yet for two months on trial. Since the cost of maintenance of buildings and equipment and the procurement of equipment is not covered by the hospital’s government grant, finding funds elsewhere has […]

Bids for renovation Kizito are in!

By project manager Chungu Mutale: On Friday 22 October a bid opening ceremony was held at St Francis Hospital. Twenty-two contractors were shown around the site – the to be renovated ward of Kizito. Wednesday 26 October it transpired that only ten contractors managed to submit their sealed bids. The technical evaluation of the bids […]

Great news! SFH upgraded to level 3

Hospitals in Zambia are divided into three main categories: District Hospitals (First Level Hospitals), General Hospitals (Provincial Hospitals or Second Level Hospitals) and Specialist Hospitals (Tertiary Referral Hospitals or Third Level Hospitals). The Zambian Ministry of Health has by means of a letter dated 15 July 2022 granted the request submitted by the SFH Board […]