Hospital Description

Country: 
Zambia
Setting: 
Rural - 30 kms from Chipata, Eastern Province
Number of Patient Beds: 
180
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
250
Departments/Specialties: 
Medicine
Surgery
Ob/Gyn
Pediatrics
Eye care
Dental
PT
Radiology/Ultrasound
TB
Leprosy
HIV/AIDS management and care
Community outreach programs
Typical Cases: 
Malaria
Pneumonia
Diarrheal diseases
HIV/AIDS
OB/Gyn Surgeries (Cesarean section, Hysterectomy, Pelvic Lap, Ectopic pregnancies, Ovarian cysts, Other emergency surgeries)
General Surgeries (EX lap, Hernia, Appendectomy, Intestinal obstruction, Volvulous, Prostatectomy, Thyroidectomy, Cleft lip repair)
Orthopedic cases (close or open RIF)
Languages Spoken: 
Nyanja
Chichewa
English
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Via Lilongwe International Airport (LLW), Malawi – use this as your entry point. Fly out of Lusaka International Airport, Zambia.
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
None for entry in Malawi. At Mwami Border Post, immigration requires visa stamped in your passport. Single entry visitor's fee: $50. Double entry: $80. For more than one month, come with a Visitor/Business visa valid for 30 days' stay, then apply for a te
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Request for transportation from Hospital. Distance 360 kms round trip.
Transportation Costs: 
May need fuel assistance of $100 round trip from LLW. For return to Lusaka take public bus from Chipata to Lusaka (600 kms )
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
2 hours LLW to Chipata. 8 hours Chipata to Lusaka.
Type of Student Housing: 
Guesthouse - 7 rooms, shared by another guest or alone
Cost of Housing/night: 
Student price $10/night
Meal Plan: 
Self cook or hire cook - kitchen facility available. Food can be purchased in town at Shoprite
Cost of Meals/day: 
Approx. $3/meal
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Comments from Site: 
Plan to visit Victoria Falls the weekend before you fly out. 4 hours by bus from Lusaka.
Last Updated: 
September 9, 2015