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Elective Reviews: Zambia

Chikankata Health Services, Mazabuka District, 2005 - Adele Cowper, medical elective

We chose Zambia as we wanted to go to an English-speaking, sub-Saharan African country, which was relatively stable and safe, which neither of us had been before; this only left Botswana, Namibia and Zambia! We felt that Zambia was right for us on reading a little more about the countries...

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Chitokoloki Mission Hospital, 2006 - Tim Warlow, medical elective

There is so much to say about the spiritual, medical, mental and physical challenges and opportunities on my elective. However, I feel that focusing on the overriding and predominating feature of the importance of focussing on God, is both of most interest and most relevance to other students undertaking such...

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Kalene Mission Hospital, Zambia, 2011 - Mark Lethby

I spent my elective at the Kalene Mission Hospital in the remote north-western corner of Zambia, around 15 miles from the borders of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (known as Congo to the locals). Kalene is distinctly a Christian hospital. The vast majority of staff are Christians, and it...

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St Francis' Hospital - Jessica Haslam

This summer I had the privilege of spending my elective at St Francis Hospital (SFH), Katete in the eastern province of Zambia. This proved to be a truly life-changing time for me in both my personal and professional development. SFH is a church administered hospital serving both the local population...

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Elective report from Chikankata Hospital

From September 3rd 2012 I spent seven weeks working and studying at Chikankata hospitalin the South of Zambia. I was helped considerably in paying for this trip by the Beit Trust, who I amextremely grateful to for their help. About the hospital Chikankata is a small hospital situated between Lusaka...

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Chikankata Mission Hospital, 2015 - Daniella Osaghae, medical elective

Introduction I undertook my 7 week medical elective at Chikankata Mission Hospital, a 200-bed rural general hospital serving a catchment area of 100,000 people in the Southern Province of Zambia. It is situated about 125km (2.5 hours drive) south of the Zambian capital Lusaka, with the nearest town being Mazabuka,...

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Elective Report, Saint Francis' Hospital,2015 - Toby Hoskins

After I'd settled into my accommodation my first experience of medicine in Zambia was the Tuesday morning clinical meeting. A long list of medications was read out followed by the words 'are out of stock'. The list included a number of drugs that I would have regarded as fairly basic:...

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