The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has 353 beds of which 139 are for obstetric patients and 114 for gynaecology. There are 26 delivery beds and the department conducts about 17,000 deliveries in a year. The department is divided into 5 Firms (Units) and each is headed by a consultant.Apart from providing obstetric and gynaecological service to patients the department provides the support and structure that will empower every trainee, doctors and nurses to excel in obstetrics and gynaecology health care delivery, research and teaching.The Masters in Medicine Programme which is in place provides specialist training to enable the graduates to offer comprehensive care in obstetrics and gynaecology and other aspects of reproductive health. Reproductive health in this context includes promotion of health, prevention and management of disease through the life cycle of women and also how to deal with the complex issue of preventing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity.
The Department is proud to have served the community of Lusaka, the Country in general and the Region for over 50 years. Our staff includes gynecologists, obstetricians, endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, technicians and researchers. Working together and with other health experts, they offer a wide range of options for evaluation and treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department is the largest in the country offering tertiary care and teaching for medical students , nurses and doctors. For our patients this means access to highly skilled care and state-of-the-art technology, in a friendly environment that is exceptionally respectful of diverse cultures and values.
We understand that to provide the best care for our patient’s means to care for the whole family. The Department has taken great strides to give the same compassionate health care it has provided to the communities for decades with great innovation and seasoned medical staff in addition to training and research. Above all, the Department incorporates our service values: excellence, stewardship, justice, collaboration, and dignity in everything we do. We are dedicated to ensuring that compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services are available to all in order to serve you, we have set visiting hours to allow us attend to patients and also teach our medical students and nurses. Family members and visitors are important to our patients, and they are important to us.We are ardent advocates for the underserved. We actively provide outreach services to outlying areas in the country.We are committed to developing sub-specialties for our people while using local research to ensured based practices. The medical staff strives to not only provide excellent healthcare, but to advance it.