Covid-19 in Zambia

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 are stable. The government is taking strict measures to control movements…no cross border, we are advised not to shake hands, social distance of 2m is advised when necessary, children and play only within the home environment, in markets, hand washing facilities are all over, some for pay and some for free when entering shops, some health facilities have been put in place for quarantine of confirmed cases, and there is money set aside in mitigating the situation, otherwise those who have travelled are encouraged to do self quarantine until 14days.
Preventive messages are coming through all TV stations and radios to improve awareness, churches have shut down, from tomorrow, the pastor will provide sermons on internet and social media (group charts) for families to follow. We hope for the best and the Lord’s help in this situation. Here, no major exams have been counselled probably because exams are taken mostly at the end of the year
In Malawi all the suspected cases tested negative with no confirmed case.
I have been following the situation in the US particularly new York city, in Italy and other countries where 700- 900 deaths per day have been reported and how even doctors and nurses are dying in the process of care…the situation is disheartening!
We pray that God hastens His intervention otherwise there is fear in the hearts of men.
Hope to keep connected. May the Lord keep you safe.
Kind regards to the entire MSG board. Namushi.”

Rest in peace Talipe

The quadruplets developed a fever. Tilape died on the way to Nyanje Hospital. The other babies survived and are thriving.

Incredible! Nearly 10,000 for the Quads!

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.

Thank you all! We are nearly there!

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.

Fundraising for Katete quadruplets: results so far

The quadruplets at St. Francis’ are doing well. Our fundraising effort so far has resulted in approx. 1000 pounds of the 3000 pounds needed to assist the family in the first year.

Support now: let quadruplets live!

Quadruplets born at SFH. Family has no sustainable means to support the 3 girls and 1 boy.

Volunteer doctors wanted

Volunteer doctors, especially specialised doctors, are extremely welcome at St Francis’ Hospital.

Dr Banda guest speaker

Dr Lalick Banda, accompanied by Mr Fred Ntongwe, will travel to Scotland 1st November 2019 to speak at an international Health Conference

Contracts signed for new projects

New projects are being undertaken with the support of the St Francis’ Hospital Medical Support Group, Netherlands.

Local Medical Support Group in formation

Initiatives are under way to form a Local Support Group. Already steps have been taken. Members of the Group have visited St Francis’ and are now in the process of finalising the Constitution and registration with relevant offices.