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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.

  • The Sunday meeting full of good emotions

    On Sunday we hosted Sister Anna from Matero and Ms. Magda, a psychologist and secular missionary from Kabwe. During the meeting we had the opportunity to discuss a topic related to the mental health of patients, as well as we talked about work and future plans.

    It was a good day, full of positive energy!

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  • Aggi! We welcome you to our team

    Aggi is a new member of the medical team at our hospital. Thanks to Aggi, we will be able to focus on the mental health of our patients. Through conversation and therapy, she will provide emotional support to those who are often confused and discouraged in the face of illness and hospitalization.

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  • Team of young medics

    Currently, our medical team has been joined by young colleagues who, together with Dr. Miroslawa Gora, spend most of their time working in the operating room. They are being trained under the supervision of Dr. Gora. They perform their work slowly, but in concentration.

    Sr. Miroslawa explains and consults each action performed.

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  • Midwife with the passion and commitment

    For several days we hosted in Katondwe a wonderful midwife Ms. Marzena from Opole, who shared her knowledge and insights with passion and commitment. It was an intensive time of working together in the hospital. She was a great support to us, and especially to the midwife and nurses.

    Thank you for this unique time for us!

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  • Electronic patients’ registration

    This is another step ahead in upgrading our hospital.

    Patients are being registered in the outpatient department. At present, patients' data are entered electronically.

  • Patient with congenital heart defect

    Patients, especially the younger ones, need words of comfort, understanding and empathy from us. We are there for them when they need our attention!

    Sister Edyta during a conversation with a patient with a congenital heart defect and her mother. The girl is currently on supportive medications and under doctors' supervision. We hope, that surgery will be not necessary.

  • Healthcare training

    Each week we conduct a healthcare training session to promote and increase health awareness.

    During those meetings, we discuss various topics related to health education which are also important for our patients.

    The meetings are held in the outpatient department.

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  • Happy dad

    Helping is good.
    Helping is important.
    Anyone and anywhere can help.
    Any form of help is valuable.
    It is worth helping not only for others, but also for yourself.
    The helping changes the world for the better.
    Every gesture, even the smallest one…. changes the world, someone else's world.
    So many things can be written about helping, but also just look at this happy dad who helped us with cutting the grass and received clothes for his child from us. Helping each other is invaluable!

  • Teamed up nursing students

    Musically talented students who were doing their nursing internship at Katondwe Mission Hospital. In addition to their daily challenges, they were eager to perform their vocal skills.

    The beautiful and joyful singing of these young people resounded throughout the hospital grounds!

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  • Technical support at Katondwe hospital

    Our hospital, like all other hospitals in the world, demands maintenance work on an ongoing basis. Let us introduce you to Eliot, our long-time employee - our "handyman" 😊 in one of the technical rooms, where we keep the necessary tools. Over there, our great Eliot with the rest of the technical team make most of the repairs.

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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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