The Zambia Neurosolve team undertook a new fact-finding mission to the Chikankata Mission Hospital in Southern province of Zambia, a hospital constructed by the Salvation Army and commissioned in 1946.
The team was composed by Prof Kabemba Evans Mwape (KEM), PI UNZA, Dr Gideon Zulu (GZ), Co-PI MoH, UNZA, Dr Chomba Mashina (MC, PhD student), and Mr Maxwell Masuku (Driver).
The District Health Director for Chikankata District, Dr Danny Suya, welcomed the team and informed the team that the district does report many people with epilepsy, especially in the Chikankata Mission Hospital area. The project would thus be welcome to highlights the causes and see the best management options.
During the visit, the team was informed about the large number of bed spaces in the hospital and the presence of an adequate staff. Furthermore, the team also visited the hospital’s laboratory, capable of carrying out tests that will be needed during the study.
The team was happy with the information obtained and was very grateful to the District Health Director, Dr D. Suya, the Hospital Chief Dental Surgeon, Dr G. Dimbane, the Hospital Administrator, Mr A. Munazemba, and all the hospital staff for their willingness to participate in the study.
Picture 1: Neurosolve Team with the Chikankata District Health Office. Left to right: GZ, MC, KEM and Dr. Suya, the District Health Director.
Picture 2: Neurosolve Team with the Chikankata District Health Office. Left to right: MC, GZ, KEM and Dr. Suya, the District Health Director.
Picture 3: Neurosolve Team with the Chikankata Salvation Army Mission Hospital officials. Left to right: KEM, GZ, Dr. Dimbane, MC and Mr. Munazemba.