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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. 

"The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) located in Lusaka, Zambia offers an excellent global health experience in pediatrics.  It combines the fascinating clinical experience of a low-resourced African country with the logistical support and academic rigor of a teaching institution.  Zambia is a safe and welcoming country, and the famous Victoria Falls is nearby.  Living and working with the Zambian people, and experiencing the delivery of health care in such a low resourced setting will change the way you view health care globally and in the United States as well."

Hernando Garzon, MD
Director, Kaiser Permanente Global Health Program