Loloma Mission Hospital is located in rural Zambia. The purpose of the hospital is to communicate the Gospel of the Lord Jesus through word and deed which it has been doing since 1956.
The hospital has 120 beds. There is also a large outpatient department, and various programmes involved in primary health care. These services are not only available for the 55,000 people within their catchment area, but also accessed by many who come from other districts to seek health care.
The hospital has two Congolese doctors: Dr Nkonde who has served at the hospital for six years, and Dr Mutombo who has worked there for around a year. As the numbers of staff are limited, patient care is largely reliant on the patients’ relatives, while doctors and nurses are responsible for administering treatment. In the last year, 230 major medical procedures have taken place and around 1,000 babies were delivered at the hospital. There is also a large outpatient department, and various programmes involved in primary healthcare.
Few doctors are willing to work in such a remote area; therefore, the hospital takes responsibility for training some of its own staff.
The ministry is overseen by Tim and Joy Beer.