Our biggest expansion yet!

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the Virtual Doctors are excited to announce that in March we expanded operations to 22 new health facilities between the Kalomo (11) and Zimba (11) District, involving 34 new CO users who have been set up and trained. This takes our service into a brand new area, Southern Province (see map/details below) and brings the total number of sites in Zambia to more than 60, covering a catchment population area of 1.6 million.

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Southern Province

- Home of the famous Victoria Falls
- Shares Lake Kariba with neighboring Zimbabwe.
- Capital: Livingstone
- Population: 1.85 million
- Health facilities: 101

The new users have been embracing the service and usage has already been growing significantly.

 Patient’s father happy to consent to virtual consultation for his daughter - Luyaba Rural Health Centre, Zimba.

Patient’s father happy to consent to virtual consultation for his daughter - Luyaba Rural Health Centre, Zimba.

 Akende Sikota Wina leaving feedback on an earlier virtual consultation during his night shift - Kalomo District Hospital..

Akende Sikota Wina leaving feedback on an earlier virtual consultation during his night shift - Kalomo District Hospital..

It is worth noting is that we are developing multiple usership at individual sites, which is good news for patients. For instance, Kalomo District Hospital is brand new, but not yet fully equipped and staffed. This is where the Virtual Doctors service and our volunteers’ support becomes especially valuable.

All of us here at the charity want to express our profound gratitude to our volunteer Virtual Doctors and medical professionals for taking on the growing number of cases, and, of course, give thanks to all our supporters and donors who have made this progress possible.

Lina Woehrling