– Consultancy mission to St Francis Hospital, by John Mwanza – On 10th November, 2022 St. Francis Hospital had a successful online Zoom meeting with Mr. Elias Xavier, a consultant from Tanzania. In the meeting it was agreed that Mr. Xavier, in cooperation with the Hospital will work on a plan and budget for a […]
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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
Mr John Mwanza has been appointed to work fulltime for the department of Public relations/Fundraising to be established at the hospital, – as yet for two months on trial. Since the cost of maintenance of buildings and equipment and the procurement of equipment is not covered by the hospital’s government grant, finding funds elsewhere has […]
By project manager Chungu Mutale: On Friday 22 October a bid opening ceremony was held at St Francis Hospital. Twenty-two contractors were shown around the site – the to be renovated ward of Kizito. Wednesday 26 October it transpired that only ten contractors managed to submit their sealed bids. The technical evaluation of the bids […]
Hospitals in Zambia are divided into three main categories: District Hospitals (First Level Hospitals), General Hospitals (Provincial Hospitals or Second Level Hospitals) and Specialist Hospitals (Tertiary Referral Hospitals or Third Level Hospitals). The Zambian Ministry of Health has by means of a letter dated 15 July 2022 granted the request submitted by the SFH Board […]
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.