Hospital Description

Country: 
Zambia
Setting: 
Urban
Number of Patient Beds: 
42
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
Varies, depending on surgery eye camps
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
Approx. 75-120
Departments/Specialties: 
Opthalmology
Optometry
Typical Cases: 
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Refractive Errors
Corneal & Conjunctival disease
Etc.
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Any students interested in experiencing eye care delivery in a developing country
Opthalmology Resident
Medical Students
Pharmacy
Nursing/NP
Dental
Public Health
Allied Health
Languages Spoken: 
English is the official language, but there are 72 tribal languages including Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, etc.
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Lusaka, Zambia- Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
Yes. $50 (single entry) - $80 (double entry)
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Lusaka Eye Hospital can help provide transportation; or a taxi can be hired
Transportation Costs: 
$20-40 one way from airport
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
30-45 minutes depending on traffic
Type of Student Housing: 
Guest house or room in nearby lodge
Cost of Housing/night: 
Guest house: approx. $12-15/night; Lodge: $30-50/night
Meal Plan: 
Eat at hospital cafeteria (free) mid-day Mon-Thurs only. Otherwise guest house has a kitchen
Cost of Meals/day: 
$10-20 depending on if eating out or cooking for self
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Additional Fees: 
Personal travel expenses
Last Updated: 
September 9, 2015