Stories: Macha Mission Hospital

  • Church-State Partnerships Aid Malaria Fight in Rural Africa

    When Silumesii Mubiana’s 86-year-old uncle fell ill with hypertension, Mubiana bypassed closer government-run hospitals, traveling instead to the church-run Macha Mission Hospital 25 miles away. Mubiana said the reason was simple: At the Macha hospital, patients receive better care. “There’s negligence in government hospitals,” Mubiana said as two kittens scurried about and doctors made...

  • Feeding Malnourished Children in Macha, Zambia

    I saw for the very first time in my life a severe acute malnourished child. He was two. I didn’t ask his name as not to pry into the intimate lives of two parents whose main concern was the life and health of their little one, but I will never forget his swollen face. I met this...