University Teaching Hospital - Lusaka, Zambia
Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce its latest global health affiliation with The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. As the major secondary and tertiary referral institution for all of Zambia, UTH has become the final destination of the unsolved medical problems of the population. Approximately 68% of Zambians live below the recognized national poverty line and the United Nations reports the average live expectancy at 33 years. HIV/AIDS currently poses the largest health threat and malaria still remains a major problem for the country.
UTH is an academic medical center/university hospital providing a full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary health and medical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our residents will rotate along with Zambian residents in clinical rotations and experience the first-hand challenge of providing medical education in a resource poor country. The high volume sub-specialty pediatric programs such as the HIV Center of Excellence and the Severe Malnourished Children Ward provide a unique learning opportunity.
Hernando Garzon, MD
Director, Kaiser Permanente Global Health Program