St. Luke's Hospital was founded in 1964 by the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the upper shire. Today, St Luke's 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 health centres in four different districts. Since its foundation the hospital has been supported by several international organisations. Often the staff is both local and internationally trained. Numerous doctors, nurses and managers from mainly the UK and The Netherlands have contributed to care given at St Luke's Hospital.