Karanda Mission Hospital was established in 1961 to meet the needs of mission stations in the Zambezi River valley which were established as churches and then, as the abundant health care challenges were seen, small dispensaries/clinics were developed along with the churches (then came schools). To help the clinics, the hospital was built. Karanda is in a remote area of Northern Zimbabwe nearest to Mount Darwin. It’s location is approximately 200 kilometres from the Capital of Harare. The mission complex has a nurse training school for around 55 students and a primary school offering grades 1-7 for children of the hospital staff. The hospital also offers a Home Based care program that works with the Evangelical church, a non-denominational church very similar in doctrine to the Evangelical Free church in the US. The hospital is licensed for 150 beds and on an average work day sees between 10-20 surgeries and 200-300 outpatients. The facility is known for the large number of surgical cases it handles as well as treating HIV/AIDS, TB, obstetrics, and hydrocephalus. Our goal is to provide an authentic Christian witness by: demonstrating the compassion of Christ through medical work; establishing and strengthening the local church through participation in spiritual ministry to patients and in outreach to local communities; educating and training Christian professionals for the medical ministry (hospital and nursing school) and to facilitate the training of leaders for the local church. For more information, visit their website.
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