Lusaka Eye Hospital, Zambia


Hospital Description

Setting:  Urban

Number of Patient Beds:  42
Bed Occupancy Rate:  Varies, depending on surgery eye camps
Outpatients Seen Per/day:  Approx. 75-120
Departments/Specialties:  Opthalmology, Optometry
Typical Cases:  Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive Errors, Corneal & Conjunctival disease etc..
Types of Healthcare Students: Any students interested in experiencing eye care delivery in a developing country- Opthalmology Resident, Medical Students, Pharmacy, Nursing/NP, Dental, Public Health, Allied Health
Languages Spoken:  English is the official language, but there are 72 tribal languages including Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, etc.
Language Requirements/ Fluency: English

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport:  Lusaka, Zambia- Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Visa Required for US Citizen? Cost?: Yes. $50 (single entry) - $80 (double entry)
Transport from Airport Provided:  Lusaka Eye Hospital can help provide transportation; or a taxi can be hired
Transportation Costs: $20-40 one way from airport
Time from Airport to Hospital:  30-45 minutes depending on traffic
Type of Student Housing:  Guest house or room in nearby lodge
Cost of Housing/night:  Guest house: approx. $20/night; Lodge: $50-70/night
Meal Plan:  Eat at hospital cafeteria (free) mid-day Mon-Thurs only. Otherwise guest house has a kitchen
Cost of Meals/day:  $10-30 depending on if eating out or cooking for self
Additional Fees: Personal travel expenses
Recommended months to visit: Year-round

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Country/travel information and entry requirements:  www.travel.state.gov/zambia

Other travel websites: www.lonelyplanet.com

 

Last updated 7/2/2013