Entries by Support Team

RIP Namushi Samutumwa

On May 25 Namushi Samutumwa died. She had been feeling unwell and returned to Katete from Lilongwe, Malawi, where she had only just finished her studies at Kamuzu College of Nursing (University of Malawi). She was operated on in the hospital, but sadly her condition was too serious. She died in the Intensive Care Unit, […]

Oxygen plant and solar power – please donate!

Both projects Oxygen plant and Solar power have made serious progress. Mr Andrew Cairns, Hon Treasurer/Trustee of the Friends of St Francis’ Hospital (FOSFKCT – Charity Regd no: 284717 ) reports: ‘The Oxygen Plant arrived at St Francis Hospital earlier this year and we have now paid for the gas’s distribution to the Intensive Care Unit, the […]

Robert Bleichrodt Burns Unit

Prof Dr Robert Bleichrodt, an eminent surgeon from the Netherlands, has worked at St Francis’ Hospital for years before his final retirement as a doctor. During his stay at the hospital he initiated the building of a Burns Unit where the complicated treatment of (major) burns can take place safely (infection is one of the […]

Partners meeting 2nd May

On May 2 a partners’ meeting was held via Zoom. 18 members of various partners in Scotland, England and the Netherlands joined in, listened to and actually saw the presentation of Dr Lalick Banda. The aim of the meeting was to establish how partners can join efforts, for example in the field of fundraising, and […]

MSG reports: Physio block nearly ready

On April 9 the Dutch MSG (stfrancishospital-msg.nl) received reports from project manager Mr Chungu stating the progress of building the new Physio Department. The reports show that the building is going quite according to schedule. The builder is the Zambian contractor Top Firm. The Dutch charity Wilde Ganzen (Wild Geese – English page) supported this […]

St Francis’ Hospital news bulletin no 2.-Read the news!

Here you can download the new issue of the St Francis Hospital Bulletin, the February/March issue. In this issue: the Muslim community in Eastern Province pledged materials to finish the building which is to house the brand new Oxygen Plant donated by the Friends of St Francis’ Hospital, the building of the new Physio Block […]

Oxygen plant at St Francis’ Hospital

Mr Andrew Cairns of the Friends of St Francis’ Katete Charitable Trust reports on 18 february 2021 that the oxygen plant has now arrived at St Francis’ Hospital.  The plant is located between York Ward, Theatre and the Laboratory.  The building to house the plant is under construction. Mr Cairns wishes to thank everybody who kindly […]

Logie Legacy: for a closer working relationship with partners

The Logie Legacy has secured a a capacity building Scottish Government grant to explore how our partnership with the hospital has functioned over the years with a view to learning lessons from the past and to strengthen their engagement going forward. An important element in the contribution of the Logie Legacy has been to foster […]

New: SFH Monthly bulletin – read here!

Message from the Superintendent Dr Lalick Banda: “Welcome to the first monthly bulletin for St Francis’ Hospital. It is my sincere hope that through this monthly bulletin we will be able to share with our colleagues and partners the various developmental milestones at the hospital, our aspirations and the challenges we are facing as an […]