News


Renovation finished!

On the 5th of March the renovation of the paediatric and nursery ward was completed! The result is a beautiful high dependency unit in the nursery, a Kangaroo Mother Care area connected to the nursery, good looking nursing stations in the nursery and paediatric ward and freshly painted paediatric ward. 

 

Thank you St. Luke's Foundation for making this possible!



Free care for children

Thanks to a donation from Capricorn Africa Society in September 2019 we are able to provide free care for children under 13 years old. This resulted in a doubling of admissions of our youngest patients over the last couple of months. This is a welcome development and we are happy the poorest families now can receive free care in our hospital. 

 

Thank you Capricorn Africa Society!



Finished projects

In the past couple of months we have finished a couple of projects. With help of various generous donors we were able to finish 3 new staff houses, a new mortuary and the renovation of the postnatal ward. We'd like to thank all the donors involved in these projects. For further information please follow this link



CD4 count machine

In August we have been donated a CD4 count machine. Since December we have started using the machine after also receiving the cartridges to conduct the tests.

  

Now we can offer this test for free to our clients and will help us give good care to all our HIV-patients. 

 

Many thanks to Count 4 Malosa for making this possible!



Run 4 reforestation

Saturday September 7th a team from St. Luke's Hospital participated in the run 4 reforestation. The Chief Hospital Administrator Mr. Boma and the Senior Administrative Officer Mr. Tembo did the 5km run for charity. Besides that 9 staff members and medical and nursing students of St. Luke's volunteered in providing first aid for runners. 

 

All funds raised went to Zomba TREEZ in order to help reforestation of Zomba Plateau. 

 

Together we can!



Quadruplets born at St. Luke's!

On the 26th of August these beautiful quadruplet babies were born at St. Luke's Hospital. They were a suprise for everyone! 

 

The boy and his three sisters were the first passengers of our brand new ambulance!

 

Because they are premature they were in need of advanced care. Unfortunately we don't have the necessary equipment for this many babies and we had to refer them to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

 

They have made it safely to our colleagues in Blantyre where they will receive optimal care. 



New ambulance has arrived!

We are proud to present our new ambulance! On the 27th of august we had a lovely blessing ceremony where the Bishop has blessed our ambulance for safe transport. 

 

The old ambulance will based at Chilipa Health Centre in order to provide transport for the patients coming for surrounding facilities to our hospital. 

 

Many thanks to St. Luke's Foundation for making this possible!



Donation from Dignitas International

On the 21st of August Dignitas International donated many items to St. Luke's Hospital. Among other things they have donated us several stethoscopes, a light tray to view X-rays and a portable ultrasound! 

 

We would like to thank them for this generous gesture!



Medical intern runs the Mt. Mulanje Porters Race for a new ambulance

On the 13th of July Dutch medical intern Joris Maarleveld and his brother Thijs participated in the Mt. Mulanje Porters Race. They ran up and down the highest mountain of Malawi; 25 kilometer long and 1500 meters up. Their aim was to collect funds for a new ambulance for St. Luke's Hospital. 

 

They both finished the race without problems and were able to collect the incredible amount of €2107,- (two thousand one hundred and seven euros) for the hospital. 

 

Thank you so much Joris and Thijs!



Ambulance for Lulanga H/C

On the 31st of May 2019 Press Trust handed over a brand new ambulance to St. Luke's Chief Hospital Administrator Winasi Boma. The ambulance was brought to Lulanga health center on the 27th of June 2019 where a ceremonial handover took place. Lulanga health center can now transfer critically ill patients to the hospital fast.