“Over the years, I have donated land for the construction of various government institutions including the Chongwe District Hospital and schools. All these have been done after seeing the need and demand for the critical services in my chiefdom,” expressed Her Royal Highness Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II.
The Nachiteti Mini Hospital
“Our healthcare system must be effective, efficient, accessible, acceptable, equitable and safe to deliver quality service that improves patient outcomes.” Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya as he officially commissioned the health facility.
The facility was upgraded by the Zambian government. Speaking during the event, Lusaka Provincial Minister, Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe said “the most vulnerable people who are in most cases – women and children – especially in rural areas, need well-designed healthcare and education systems closer to their households. This will not only make their lives better, but it will also encourage them to seek early medical care whenever they need it.
With support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the CDC partnership, CIDRZ is proud to have been part of the official opening of the Nachitete Mini Hospital in Chongwe District where we were on-site to provide HIV testing and counselling, and screening for cervical cancer.
In addition, CIDRZ will continue to provide HIV testing and counselling, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, and support the Option B Plus programme for HIV-positive pregnant or breastfeeding women offering them life-long antiretroviral treatment (ART). At the event we reiterated our commitment to work with the health facility to provide quality health services to the Nachitete area, including parts of Lusaka and Chilanga Districts which previously used to access services from other distant facilities. CIDRZ will continue to support and and strengthen the health system to ensure that the clinic becomes one of the ART centres in the District.