What's new in Katondwe

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Thanks to the help of our Donors and Friends, the everyday challenges we have to face become much easier – thank you! See what’s new.

  • Guests in Katondwe

    Visits of people from Poland and from all around the world are slowly becoming a tradition in our hospital. We always look forward to these visits and wait with great excitement for interesting conversations, new experiences and, most importantly, joint work and learning. One thing is certain though – the time spent with our guests,

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  • Internships in Katondwe. Our hospital not only treats, but also teaches!

    Our main activity in Katondwe is of course treating our patients, but we also focus on education. This includes implementing various projects in the field of preventive health care and welcoming students for internships. Such initiatives are fruitful for both students and our hospital.

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  • Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

    Our hospital in Katondwe could not work without the help of many people of good will. Every day we receive a great support from Poland and from all around the world. These are the smallest gestures, words of encouragement, kind thoughts and prayers, but also financial help that reaches us through befriended companies, foundations and also directly from contributors.

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  • Katondwe Mission Hospital is not only a medical team

    We’ve had an intense and demanding, but also extremely fruitful time lately. Our hospital is constantly developing and we are treating more and more patients. Furthermore many preventive programs and educational projects are implemented. All this hard, but very satisfying and, above all, extremely necessary work is performed by the hospital staff in Katondwe.

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  • Purchase of a new water tank

    We are very happy because we've managed to buy a new water tank with a capacity of 5,000 liters. The old one served us for many years, but - unfortunately - it started to leak and we cannot afford to lose water under any circumstances.
    Without water, our facility would not be able to function and provide appropriate hygienic conditions for the medical staff and our patients.

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  • Tonga is coming home

    This little girl's name is Tonga. Today she is going home with her grandmother to her home village in Mozambique with a wide smile on her face. When she came to us three weeks ago, no one was sure if this would be possible.

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  • Group of students on internships in Katondwe

    We have had a new group of students on placement recently. An internship in a hospital is a valuable way of obtaining experience for those, who want to work in the medical profession.

    It is an opportunity to learn about hospital work, obtain practical skills and interact with medical staff.

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  • Thank You for your attendance…

    Two months of remarkable teamwork by Jesuit brothers, who came to Katondwe on a mission to get experience of work in the hospital.

    Brother John from Zambia and Brother Martin from Mazambique supported the medical staff with commitment and sacrifice in caring for the patients, such as dressing wounds, feeding the patients. They did all the work of keeping the entire hospital clean.

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  • Wishes

    Dear Friends!
    With the greatest joy we would like to wish you all the best for Easter, may it be for you a time of peace, family unity and shared traditions.

    Thank you for your presence!

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  • Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday is an important holiday for us in Katondwe, a time when we draw attention to the importance of humility and sacrifice and helping others. It is also an opportunity to express joy and gratitude for all the good we have received.
    Palm trees grow in Katondwe, so for us Palm Sunday is celebrated in a special way.

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Future goals

Unfortunately, our Hospital’s needs for medical supplies and equipment are very high. As our resources are severely limited, we are trying to face the subsequent challenges in a proper order. The most urgent needs are secured thanks to your contributions to our specific fundraisers.

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What we do?

How we help - a few words about Katondwe hospital

For 60 years, the Katondwe Mission Hospital has been providing medical help to the people of Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in Africa. As one of very few medical centres within 250 kilometres, it provides the local population with free medical care in several wards: paediatrics, internal medicine (female and male), gynaecology and obstetrics, and palliative care. A professional operating theatre and a diagnostic imaging lab (ultrasound, X-ray) are available for our patients. We also have a GP outpatient surgery, where many preventive and educational actions are organised on an ongoing basis. We also organise field medical programmes, which allow us to reach out to those in need who cannot come on their own to the hospital .

The Katondwe Mission Hospital is run by the nuns from the Congregation of Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Siostry Służebniczki Starowiejskie) from Poland. Thanks to their work, it continues to develop, providing medical care at the highest possible level. Our hospital may admit up to 100 patients simultaneously. We are still looking for new solutions to improve the health care for the people of the Luangwa Valley.

  • 1963

    The year of the hospital launch
  • 2000

    hospitalised patients per year
  • 4000

    outpatient consultations per year
  • 500

    the number of bandage rolls used per month
  • 240

    the number of drip infusions which need to be administered each month
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    How else you can help?

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    Thanks to the support of our Donors, we are able to help our patients at a constantly higher level.
    If you want to, you can get involved in the missionary work in various ways: