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PO Box 5001 Lusaka, Zambia
Sapele Avenue Lusaka Lusaka ZM
Hospital type

Government University teaching hospital. The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka is the biggest hospital in Zambia. It is located in the capital city Lusaka approximately 4Km east of the city centre.

Number of Beds
Hospital Facilities

UTH is the principle medical training institution in the country for Medical Students, Interns, and Postgraduate Doctors. It also provides trained Nurses through the Nursing school located within the hospital grounds as well as Clinical Officers through their college located at Chainama Hills College Hospital.
UTH has approximately 1655 beds and 250 Baby cots. It provides a full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary health and medical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
In addition it serves as the country’s specialist centre receiving referrals from all over the country.

Additional Comments

Very large teaching hospital with specialist departments including Anaesthesia, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Physiotherapy and Community Medicine. It has links with COSECSA and the Surgical Society of Zambia.

Specialties required

Laparoscopic and General Surgery. Elective students welcomed.


The hospital is located within a short distance from the main airport at Zambia. Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital.


Available on site at no cost to visitors working in the hospital.

Length of stay

Three months is optimal for learning the local and hospital culture and being most effective, but length of stay will largely depend on the visitor.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required and more information is available at:

Other Information

Name of contact: Dr Magdy Elsharkawy or the Assistant Dean

Contact email:

Telephone Number: Tel: +260 962041727 / 211 251430 / 251455 / 251200

Website: None, but info on hospital at

Name of contact
Dr Magdy Elsharkawy or the Assistant Dean
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