Statistics Staffing Departments

Statistics

The total number of patients coming to the Hospital for treatment in 2009 was almost 31 500, a welcome decrease from 2008 when we had almost 42 000, and 2007 when we saw an overwhelming 48,000 patients. An explanation for this decrease is that the Malaria programs, and preventive measures have had an effect in the area. The number of patients treated for Malaria and TB have decreased drastically over the last 2 years compared to 2007. 70% of the patients suffering from TB also suffer from HIV/AIDS.

In 2008 the hospital had more inpatients and more bed days compared to 2007. It has decreased somewhat in 2009 but the pressure on the hospital staff is still very high and it is a challenge to help patience with the care giver to patient ratios we have.

We anticipate that the pressure will continue and that the number of patients will rise as Mpongwe is an area that is growing. 300 new houses are planned in the area and there are plans to tar a rural road. 

 Mpongwe Mission Hospital

 

2007

2008

2009

 

Under 5 yrs of age

Over 5 yrs of age

TOTAL

Under 5 yrs of age

Over 5 yrs of age

TOTAL

Under 5 yrs of age

Over 5 yrs of age

TOTAL

OUT Patient

19 177

25 178

44 355

10 314

26 473

37 287

7 876

19 876

27 752

IN Patient

993

3 323

4 316

819

3 808

4 627

786

2 951

3 737

Total Patients

 

 

48 671

 

 

41 914

 

 

31 489

Number of births

 

1 075

 

 

1 097

 

 

992

Infant Mortality rate

5

5

7

7

 

 

 

Minor operations

9

69

78

57

177

234

57

116

173

Major Operations

6

135

141

6

202

208

25

204

229

Total bed days

5 259

12 818

18 077

5 425

14 613

19588

5 146

10 993

16 139

ART Clinic

6

185

191

31

667

698

16

167

183

TOTAL deaths

77

156

233

60

135

195

31

112

143

Death due to malaria

28

18

46

8

4

12

5

0

5

Death due to HIV/AIDS

10

58

68

2

50

52

1

43

44

Death due to TB

3

19

22

0

8

8

0

11

11

 

 

 

Out patient

In Patient

Patients treated

Year

Under 5 yrs

Over 5 yrs

TOTAL

Under 5 yrs

Over 5 yrs

TOTAL

Non-Pneumonia

2009

5396 

 6505

 11902

 120

93 

213 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diarrahoea

2009

1426 

756 

2182 

137 

 96

235 

2010 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALARIA

2007

4693 

4880 

9573 

 532

422 

 954

2008

4208 

4450 

8658

 420

355 

775 

2009

 736

882 

1618 

 156

141

297 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIV/ AIDS

2007

 12

 199

211 

28 

 282

310 

2008

9

160

 169

32

 326

388 

2009

 0

76 

76 

 39

223 

262 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB

2007

113 

115 

 3

159 

 163

2008

0

63 

63 

 6

326 

358 

2009

30 

30 

 3

 114

117 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 


Departments

The Hospital has the following Departments  

Programs – Prevention, Care and Treatment

  • Malaria Program (mosquito nets, research for a new vaccine, education etc)
  • TB program (testing, care, ward, prevention, education, research and methods for follow up)
  • HIV/AIDS Clinic (testing, consultations, support, community education, home based care training etc)
  • ART clinic (ARV drugs, support, nutritional supplements, consultations, support)

Wards for Inpatient Care

  • Labor ward
  • Maternity
  • Children’s ward
  • Female ward
  • Men’s ward
  • Malnutrition ward
  • TB ward

 Outpatient Care

  • Outpatient Department
  • Mother Child Health (Ante natal, Post natal, Vaccinations, Family Planning,)

Other departments

  • Theater (Surgery) – Minor theater and Operation theater
  • Pharmacy
  • Lab
  • Blood Bank
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Morgue Services
  • X-ray
  • Maintenance
  • Security
  • Administration

Staffing

All staff are Zambians except one Doctor (Congo) and one midwife (Germany).
The Hospital is understaffed and many have to put in extra hours. The current staff situation in 2009 is as follows:

  • 2 Doctors
  • 4 Clinical Officers
  • 9 Para-medicals (4 lab, 2 pharmacist technologists, 1 dispenser, 1 physiotherapist, 1 radiographer)
  • 26 Nurses and midwives*
  • 8 Administration
  • 52 Support staff 

Medical Staff Recruiting Challenges

A huge challenge for the hospital is to recruit staff for the hospital. Staffing need, according to Government recommendations based on our size is 5 doctors, 5 clinical officers and 50 nurses. Zambia has a severe lack of health care professionals and recruiting to Mpongwe is also difficult since it is so rural and also because we have lacked staff housing. As employers we have to supply accommodation for our staff. Since our housing has been limited we have to either build new housing or pay monthly housing allowances. By building new staff housing we can work toward improving this. Until then visiting doctors and nurses play a vital roll.

International Support Appreciated

A positive note has been the support of international doctors including Scandinavian Doctors Sweden, Rotary Doctors Sweden, visiting doctors from UK, and medical students from National University of Ireland in Galway, University of Zambia School of Medicine.

Scandinavian Doctors / Rotary Doctors have supplied the Hospital with many doctors in 6 week periods since 2006. This is much appreciated and has been a great help to the local staff.

Medical students from National University of Ireland in Galway have supported our work during the June – July period since 2007. In addition engineering students from the same University have built an outpatient clinic in 2008 that opened in April 2009 as well as a Neonatal Clinic in 2009. In addition we have been supported by medical students from Zambia, New Zealand, UK, Holland and Sweden, who come to do their practical internships with us. We appreciate their support very much.

Hospital Affiliations

Mpongwe Mission Hospital is part of the Government Health Organisation through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and the Church Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ), where Mpongwe Mission Hospital and Mpongwe Baptist Association (MBA) are members.

CHAZ – Churches Health Association of Zambia

MMH is affiliated with CHAZ.

Churches Health Association of Zambia is dedicated to providing unity and dialogue between Christian aid organizations and government agencies in Zambia bringing practical health solutions to those in need, allowing them to live healthy and productive lives.

Although our organization works to meet the physical health concerns of those in need, our greater purpose is to meet their holistic needs through Christian love and care. Through providing human, material, and financial resources, we are able to demonstrate the love of Christ in practical means.

CHAZ represents and provides support to all Church administered health institutions in the country. There are 135 affiliates representing 16 different churches both Catholic and protestant, with a majority of them based in rural areas of Zambia. The membership is comprised of hospitals, health centres, faith based organizations and community based programs. Altogether, these institutions are responsible for over 50% of formal health services in the rural areas of Zambia and about 30% of health care in the country as a whole.

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Vision and Values,

Care Highlights,
Lives Impacted,
Financial Situation, Our Process of Development
Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health
Working here: Careers with us, Medical Volunteers

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