Hospital Description

Country: 
Zambia
Setting: 
Rural
Number of Patient Beds: 
74
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
80%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
80 per day
Departments/Specialties: 
Medicine
Surgery (Hydrocele)
Ob/Gyn
Pediatrics
TB
Radiology
Physical Therapy
Nutrition
Maternal and Child Health
Environmental Health
HIV/AIDS (ART Clinic)
Laboratory
Typical Cases: 
Malaria
Pneumonia
Respiratory Tract Infections
Gastrointestinal
UTI
Hypertension
Diabetes Mellitus
HIV/AIDS
Surgical/Gynecological tumors
Tumors
Hernia
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing/NP
Dental
PT
OT
Public Health
Allied Health (radiology, PA, nutrition)
Etc.
Languages Spoken: 
Lozi
Mbunda
English
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Any non-clinical activities students can become involved in such as community outreach programs, church programs, local schools/orphanages

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Lusaka International Airport (LUN)
Transport from Airport Provided: 
AHI Country Director and/or Zambia Union Conference Personnel to pick up
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
Variable: 12-14 hours during dry season, 12-16 hours during wet season
Type of Student Housing: 
Hospital Guest house
Cost of Housing/month: 
$150
Meal Plan: 
Cook for self
Cost of Meals/day: 
Just an idea (2.8 million Kwacha for family of 5) ($3-5/day)
Recommended Months to Visit: 
November-May weather is very good
Last Updated: 
July 26, 2012