Katoka is a 180-bed hospital. Having never had a doctor, it has been run for over fifty years by nurse-midwife Mary Ratter of Whitley Bay. Mary was later joined by Sandy Meikle of New Zealand, and they have worked together since. Quality affordable medical care is extremely limited for vast areas within the province and the hospital meets a real need in providing general, maternity, and paediatric services, saving lives in the process. Surgical and difficult obstetric cases are sent to Kasaji. There is also a good evangelistic outreach from the hospital. MMN is able to support the work as the majority of the patients seen at the hospital are very poor and unable to pay for their medical care.