Zambia Medical Mission

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Zambia Medical Mission in 2022

The 2022 Zambia Medical Mission (ZMM) treated 4167 patients in July. A team of 32 Americans and Canadians joined 170 Zambians to conduct four days of clinics at Chaloka village, 60 miles from Namwianga Mission.

For four days the team offered medical, dental and optical care plus special services: lab testing, screening for HIV and cervical cancer, and physical therapy. A well-stocked pharmacy provided medicines and supplies to meet patient needs. As always, services were provided to patients free of charge and in the name of Jesus.

The spiritual team offered Bible studies and spiritual counseling to patients and families. There
were 37 precious souls baptized into Christ during the four days at Chaloka.

Plans are already under way for the 2023 medical mission. Volunteer medical, dental and eye care professionals and support staff are needed. Contact Ellie Hamby ( for information and applications.


Zambia Medical Mission is a program designed to provide medical and spiritual help to needy people in rural Zambia. Each July American medical personnel and support staff join with Zambian medical personnel and support staff to conduct clinics at various villages in the Zambian bush. For six days, these clinics offer medical, dental, and wound care, as well as optometry, physical therapy, and lab services. A mobile pharmacy serves the needs of those who come, and spiritual counseling and Bible studies address the spiritual needs of patients. Children learn in the children’s program with singing and Bible stories while their parents wait for medical care.


The Zambia Medical Mission team travels out from Namwianga Mission to rural villages in Zambia’s Southern Province and sets up clinics that operate for one or two days at a time. Communities selected as clinic sites are in remote areas that do not have local medical, dental, and optometric care available. The ZMM team also considers conducting clinics in areas where the church needs encouragement or even in a new area that has not been reached with the gospel.


The Zambia Medical Mission started in 1994. The late Dr. Kelly Hamby and his wife, Eleanor, and the late Dr. John Estes, Jr. and his wife, June, conducted the first medical mission under trees in the Zambian bush. Drs. Richard and Angie Prather were also part of this early effort.