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Destinations

Chikankata Hospital, Mazabuka, Zambia

Hospital:

Chikankata Hospital - large, rural, secondary level

Location:

Mazabuka (outside of town ~ 40km)

Country:

Zambia, stable politically

Typical experience:

full range of primary care, Obs/gyn, peds, ++HIV

Hospital facilities:

OPD, inpatient, home-based care, affiliated rural clinics

Major duties:

various

Working hours:

~8am to 12 noon, then 2pm to 5pm M-F + weekends call

Accommodation:

Student dorms and shared kitchen, small guest houses

Food:

Self-cater

Phone/Internet access:

No- very limited to non-existent at hospital unless you bring a cell phone; internet in town

Language:

English

Town facilities:

Bank, shopping, internet

Getting there:

Fly to Lusaka (BA, South African Airways, KLM).

Travel:

Victoria Falls - but you have to arrange your own transport

Other Comments:

Physicians must get registered with the medical council - so given the cost + time involved in this, visits of less than a month aren't helpful. Nurses have to also be registered - but the exam for this is only offered once a year in December. Medical students must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks to qualify for housing. Undergraduates aren't likely to be accepted without special skill set or project.

Hospital contact:

Depends on your training. Physicians vs nurses vs students all contact different people

My contact details:

Dr. Greta Birbeck
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