Entries by Support Team

RIP Dr Joop Jansen

On 16th December, at 11 in the morning, Dr Joop Jansen died at the age of 67, only a couple of days after he returned home from Katete, Zambia. Joop Jansen suffered from an incurable cancer. He accepted his fate with admirable resignation. Faithful friends lovingly cared for him during his last days and he […]

Zambia among six safest places to travel

Zambia is among the six safest places to travel during Covid-19 Pandemic An international travel organization has named Zambia among six safest travel destinations in world, and the only one in Africa so far to receive the recognition. Zambia is the fourth safest tourism destination ahead of Uruguay and Saudi Arabia while Australia, New Zealand […]

Judith Mumba reports

“The Covid 19 situation here remains the same, with some positives being recorded every day. The workload is heavy because there are no students in the wards.”

Logie Legacy’s fundraising campaign

St Francis’ Hospital Scottish partner, the Logie Lagacy, has started a fundraising campaign for personal protective equipment for the hospital as well as drilling another borehole to ensure a safe water supply. They want to raise 10,000 pounds.

Partners meet online

On May 3rd partners discussed the Covid-19 situation in an online Zoom meeting. The management of St Francis’ Hospital Dr Lalick Banda, Mr Fred Ntongwe, Mrs Judith Mumba and Robert Banda were present. Brian Magowan of the Logie Legacy chaired the meeting. Others present: Logie Legacy: Chris Faldon, Alison Aitken en Lorraine Wilson. Border Hospital: […]

No expatriate doctors in St Francis’

Due to the Covid-19 virus all expatriate doctors and medical students have returned to their home country. There is no Covid-19 in the hospital as yet, but the hospital management is preparing for a possible outbreak. Friend of St Francis (UK) have made money available to buy PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). On Sunday, 3 May, […]

St Francis’ Hospital launches free fistula treatment

St. Francis Hospital in partnership with the Fistula Foundation launched a free fistula treatment programme in Eastern Province on the 11th March, 2020.This followed a discussion and agreement between Dr. Lalick Banda and the  Fistula Foundation during the visit to Scotland. The launch was graced by Dr. Andrew Silumesi; the Director Public Health in the […]

Border Hospital Scotland – on site training in cardiac ultra sound

Dr. Paul Nearly, the cardiologist from Border Hospital in Scotland in the company of Lynn Fenn, the sonographer visited the hospital in February this year to offer on- site training in cardiac ultrasound to doctors working in internal medicine and staff from the Radiology departments. The staff were drawn from St.Francis and Chipata Central Hospitals. […]

Namushi Kalumbi’s update on Covid-19, Friends donated for PPE

“As of yesterday, we are on 48 confirmed cases of covid-19 (April 15). I can’t really say social distancing and other preventive measures are working but rather the grace of God. It is difficult to control peoples movement in an african community due to our culture. Nonetheless, the partial lockdown has been extended to a […]