Introduction to the Hospital
Kalene Mission Hospital is a mission hospital, the district hospital for the Ikelenge District and a first level referral hospital. This was established to provide medical and spiritual care of patients and their families within a Christian environment. It was commenced in 1905. Services offered have expanded over the years. Currently the hospital has approximately 180 inpatient beds and provides medical, surgical, paediatric and obstetric services.
Ross Pettigrew has recorded this tour of the Hospital
LocationKalene Hospital is in a remote rural location in the northern part of Mwinilunga district in the North-western Province of Zambia. It is close to the borders of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. The nearest established town is Mwinilunga, 80km away, and is reached by unsealed road. The nearest Second level hospital is at Solwezi, which is approximately 385km away.
PopulationKalene Hospital serves a local population of 44,000 Zambian citizens in the north-western corner of the country. However the hospital also provides medical care to many patients who live outside our catchment area, with patients often travelling up to 300km. This includes patients from Angola and Congo as from within Zambia.
Kalene Hospital is in Chief Nyakaseya's area. It is surounded by many traditional Lunda villages.Typical photos from the area are shown in Pictures from around Kalene (2.9MB, PDF).
Dr Woodfield has also taken some photos of the views, plant and animal life on Kalene Hill. You can download a pdf document containing these here. (2.5MB)
Rebecca Stitt created this video while living in Mavunda, a local village.