Mission Hospitals

MISSION HOSPITALS

Providing healthcare is a key aspect the Anglican Church of Malawi’s mission. Three mission hospitals are at the forefront of this important work: St Luke’s in the Diocese of Upper Shire, St Anne’s in the Diocese of Lake Malawi and St Peter’s in the Diocese of North Malawi. USPG has supported the running costs of these hospitals for many decades.

St Anne’s Mission Hospital is a member of the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM), as well as a local NGO under the umbrella of Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA).  The hospital was established in 1902 by the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA). It serves a population of more than 97,000 people and is situated 210km north east of Lilongwe. The hospital has three health centres under its jurisdiction at Liwaladzi, Chididi and Kapiri.

St Luke’s Mission Hospital has eight health centres, which are both primary and secondary level institutions. The hospital is a member of the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) facilities owned by the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire and serves as the district Hospital for Zomba. It has 165 beds, an out- patient and inpatient department, theatre, paediatrics unit, maternity unit, radiology unit, laboratory, pharmacy, numerous clinics, HIV/AIDS and primary health care services.

St Peter’s Mission Hospital is based in Likoma, one of the two inhabited islands on Lake Malawi. Likoma is unique as it is the only district of Malawi that does not have a government district hospital. St Peter’s plays a crucial role by filling this gap. Although Likoma Island is officially part of Malawi, it is also close to Mozambique and Tanzania and St Peter’s Hospital often takes in patients from both those countries. Thanks to the support from USPG, St Peter’s has been able to offer free health services and run a community programme called Hands-on Health.