No matter how good the community health may be, there will always be the need for a good general hospital to deal with referred cases. Chikankata is a name recognised in Zambia representing quality medical and nursing care. The hospital is a second level hospital that serves a catchment population of over 100,000 people and also receives many referrals from all over Zambia. This 200 bed hospital is run by The Salvation Army on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia. This partnership between church and state has met with success in the service of the people of Zambia and is overseen by the Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) including the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
While we are grateful for all the funding that the government provide for the health and nursing services at Chikankata, there is still a significant gap between funding from the government and Salvation Army and the income required to run a hospital. We rely heavily on individual and corporate donations from around the world and we are grateful to all our donors for their continued support. For example our Anti-Retroviral Clinic is sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Salvation Army World Service Office (USA) and Centre for Research of Infectious Disease in Zambia. Many such collaborative partnerships exist and we would always welcome partners who will add value and benefit our community. If you would like to make a donation or find out how you can help Chikankata Hospital, please contact our Hospital on this mail: email@example.com
The medical services are currently provided by:
- 4 Doctors, ( Dr. Mwaba, Dr. G. Misago, Dr. Tayali and Dr. Bwale)
- 1 Medical Licentiates (Associate Clinicians)
- 11 Clinical officers, (including specialists in anesthesia, psychiatry, leprosy and TB)
- 68 Nurses
- 1 Dental Technologist
- 4 Physiotherapist
- 5 Radiographer,
- 6 Laboratory Technicians.
- 4 Pharmacy Techenologist