St. Lukes Hospital was founded in 1964 by the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the upper shire. Today, St Lukes Hospital has grown and consists of 150 beds spraid over 6 departments as it remains part of the same diocese headed by bishop Malasa. The hospital also supports and supplies 8 different healthcentres in four different districts. Since its foundation the hospital has been support by several international organisations. Often the staff is both local and internationally trained. Numerous docters, nurses and managers from mainly the UK and The Netherlands have contributed to care given at St Lukes Hospital.