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. […]
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St Francis’ Mission Hospital was founded in 1947 as an Anglican hospital. It is situated in Katete District in Eastern Province, on the Great East Road, 500km east of the capital Lusaka and 125km from the Malawi border. Although founded by the Anglican Church, the Anglican and Catholic Churches have jointly managed St Francis’ Hospital since 1986.
Support St Francis’ Hospital
St Francis Hospital only receives limited funding from the Ministry of Health of Zambia, which results in shortages in nearly every area. However, with these limited resources and a very good reputation St Francis’ Hospital has to deal with an enormous workload.
Because of its good services people are willing to travel far.
Help St Francis’ Hospital to cope and support a project of your choosing. This hospital is your support more than worth. Donate now!
Dr Lalick Banda, Paediatrician & Medical Superintendent
News from St. Francis’ Hospital, Katete, Zambia
“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.
Volunteers and guests welcome
Want to visit St Francis Hospital?
Want to visit St Francis Hospital? Or offer volunteer services? You are more than welcome to stay at the Guest House of our newly built Training Center. St Francis Hospital is ideally situated on the way to Malawi or the Luangwa Game Park.
• Guests € 30,- per day, meals included.
• Volunteer student doctors doing electives € 35,- per day, meals included. Please download this information sheet before applying. Then contact contact Mr Fred Ntongwe: fred.ntongwe[at]yahoo.com (*replace the [at] in this email address by the usual @) or telephone. You may find the telephone number of Mr Ntongwe in the information sheet.
Volunteer doctors may offer their services to Dr Lalick Banda, Medical Superintendent, Private Bag 11, Katete, Zambia , stating their skills and intended length of stay.
Small groups of builders, carpenters, electricians willing to execute major maintenance jobs of hospital houses and buildings are also very welcome.
Student doctors and builders: please direct your request to Mr Fred Ntongwe.
To apply you can also use the contact form on this site.