Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) now Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) National Health Coordinator Sr. Matildah Mubanga, DoR has appealed for more support in the construction of a nursing school at Lumezi in the diocese of Chipata.
Sr. Mubanga, DoR who disclosed that the nursing school will initially take 40 students with priority on local people added the development is a big project which needs help from cooperating partners.
“The project is a big one for the diocese of Chipata, it needs help from cooperating partners in fulfilling it,” She noted.
Sr. Mubanga, DoR has since revealed that Manos-Unidas of Australia has pledged to support in building a 1 x 3 classroom block and Dormitory.
Meanwhile Sr. Mubanga, DoR says shortage of Nurses in the Catholic’s mission hospitals has necessitated the church to build nursing schools.
“When government trains nurses, priority is given to staffing government institutions leaving our mission hospitals under staffed,” Sr. Mubanga, DoR said.
Diocese of Chipata is anticipated to start constructing a school of Nursing at Lumezi Mission Hospital in Lundazi District and is expected to be completed in 2018.
It will be offering a 3 year diploma course in Registered Nursing course.
This will be the 5th nursing school to be owned by a Catholic diocese in Zambia in addition to Mpika, Mansa, Lusaka and Monze dioceses which have nursing schools already.