Namushi Kalumbi is back at Ketete and keeps us posted about the Covid-19 situation.
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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: […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
St Francis Hospital partner MSG received the following message from Namushi Kalumbi, a nurse training in Malawi, supported by MSG. “Good afternoon from Zambia I’m glad to hear from you and also to learn that you are doing fine. We now have 22 confirmed case in Zambia, and no mortality for now. All the cases […]
The quadruplets developed a fever. Tilape died on the way to Nyanje Hospital. The other babies survived and are thriving.
The fundraising for the quads has been an enormous success. Two trustees will be appointed to see that this money will go far – hopefully even seeing the 4 through primary school.
It just may be safe to say that our joined effort is a success. An ample two-thirds is in our respective accounts. Just 900 pounds to go and the babies will not be found wanting.