Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Chitambo has new doctors

News just in from Chitambo is that, there are 2 new doctors.  It will be the first time in many years that the hospital has 2 doctors.  They are a dynamic young husband and wife couple, by all accounts, who have recently re-located from the capital.  They will undoubtedly have many up-to-date skills to share with Chitambo's rual community and we wish them very well in this lap of their careers.  Contributing to improvement of rural health care is a very worthy cause, especially when it is our special Chitambo.

We will, of course, miss Dr. Jean-Paul Kandolo Nzinga, who has dedicated himself to rural healthcare at Chitambo for the past 6 or 8 years.  However, we wish him very well in his new post in Kabwe, where he will undoubtedly be just as much of an asset.

Friday, 12 September 2014

1st AGM - Chair's Report and Presentation

Many thanks to Dr Jo Vallis, our Chair, who led us through our very first AGM on Sunday 7th September 2014.  

She started with a wonderfully personalised presentation, outlining the Friends of Chitambo's journey from David Livingstone, through her childhood at Chitambo, to Penicuik for Africa, up til today.  Then we spent time looking forward to discuss where we go from here and how best we might direct our efforts to support those at Chitambo itself. 

You can click below to view the presentation and read the Chair's Report here. (The Treasurer's report is available on application).


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Zambia Independen​ce Jubilee Celebratio​ns Scotland, 2014: Celebratio​n Scarf

Zambia Independen​ce Jubilee Celebratio​ns Scotland, 2014: Celebratio​n Scarf

Created by a student (pictured) at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, to honour Zambia's 50th birthday.  The scarf will be on sale at the Independence celebrations (Sat 18th October 2014).