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Poppy Hatfield

Corporate Social Responsibility – Bauleni Footbridges

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Both CSR footbridges across the deep drainage culvert in central Bauleni have now been installed and are actively in use. A formal handover of the footbridges to the Bauleni Community will be conducted later in the month after preparations have been agreed and commemorative plaques prepared and fixed to each structure. In the meantime, the communities are making the most of the new bridges and the children are enjoying the joys of safe crossings!


All Female Crews

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NMSI strive to promote equality and diversity within the work place. We work to support and retain talented individuals who deliver the best levels of work.  At the Nakachenje Mini Hospital site, there is a wonderful all-female cleaning crew from the community of Nakachenje.

Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Training – Zambian Mini Hospital Equipment Training

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The first of many training sessions for the NMS Mini Hospitals Project Zambia, took place in Lusaka in early July. The ultrasound training was scheduled over three days with specific focus on Midwives and Nurses in order to address the maternal-infant mortality and morbidity rates in Zambia.

The sessions were scheduled with full day theory overview and knowledge, addressing both clinical relevance, content and equipment overview and knowledge. This was then followed by a two-day clinical practice as well as practical sessions on patients from the academic University Teaching Hospital healthcare system.

All participants received a complete study guide and course manual to take home with them along with a certificate of attendance, which was provided on completion of the training programme. The courses ran smoothly with great participation and interaction from the delegates and attendees.

The training sessions mark the beginning of a brighter future for the people of Zambia, as they work alongside the Ministry of Health and other dedicated companies investing in the greater good for the future of healthcare in Zambia.


Laying of the Foundation Stone with the President of the Republic of Zambia at the Mansa District

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On 14th July 2019, NMSI attended the laying of a foundation stone by His Excellency Edgar Changwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia. Alistair Johnston supported the teams from Suscon and Mycrete in the preparation of the site and was joined by Dr Bwalya, the Provincial       Health Director.

The President arrived at Chagwa Lungu site in the Mansa District on the 14th July 2019 around 15.30pm where he gave a speech recognising the new MP for the District, Mr Chalwe MP. He then moved onto laying the corner brick on the pre-constructed wall, before congratulating the Hon Minister of Health, Dr Chilufa. The President unveiled the plaque in his honour, assisted by the Provincial Minister and local MP before congratulating NMSI.


Mini Hospital Construction Update

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NMSI Zambia are now active on 17 Mini Hospital (MH) sites with a further 1 Mini Hospital site resuming in the Luapula District during June, after being held by heavy rains earlier this year. The locations and construction sequencing of all 20 MH’s under the 15% programme remains provisionally agreed.

Other updates:

  • Nakachenje Mini Hospital ICM&T fit out and training is complete as well as site having permenant power
  • Mondengwa Mini Hospital is also approaching substantial completion followed by Kapanda and Kasongo MH’s in the Mansa District.
  • Following this, roll out of the remaining Mini Hospitals remains on target for completion every two weeks until completion of the 15% Phase of the Health Care Programme.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Bauleni Footbridges

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NMSI are jointly contributing with Suscon to the design, fabrication and installation of two footbridges across a wide, deep and dangerous drainage culvert in Central Bauleni, which has tragically claimed the lives of several toddlers in recent months.

The central Bauleni footbridges site was visited to measure the various levels on either side of the embankments to mark the best location for the foundations of the two bridges. During the first week of construction, the workers dug the foundations and the civil contractor cast a 50mm layer of concrete at the bottom of each foundation. Following this, rebars were placed and concrete was cast ready, so the fabrication of the structural steel pieces could begin. The footbridges were constructed off-site and when completed, were transported by lorry to the Bauleni site where they awaited the installation process.




Former Minister of Finance, Margaret Mwanakatwe, Visits Bauleni

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On 6th July 2019, the former Minister of Finance, Margaret Mwanakatwe, made an impromptu visit to both the Bauleni Mini Hospital site and the NMSI/Suscon CSR Footbridges Project hosted by Site Manager Kayinda Muchepa.

When visiting the Bauleni Mini Hospital site, the honourable Mwanakatwe expressed her delight at the speed of the construction progress as well as the very high quality of the finishes being achieved.

Following her inspection of the nearby CSR footbridges project, the honourable Mwanakatwe reminded the spectators of the importance of the two footbridges and gave thanks for the generous gift on behalf of the Bauleni Community.

Tubalange Mini Hospital Update

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Tubalange hospital is now complete, fully equipped and staff have completed training. In June, the permanent power connection was made by ZESCO and a formal Practical Completion Inspection was conducted by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing on behalf of the MoH. The release of the Practical Completion Certificate will lead to occupation and operation of the Mini Hospital.

Bauleni site visit broadcast on the MOH Facebook page

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Visit to the Construction site of Bauleni Mini-hospital by Rt. Hon Baroness Lindsay Northover, the UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy , Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya and Minister of finance Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe.

This is one of the 108 mini-hospitals & 3 District hospitals project to be constructed by NMS infrastructure limited.

The visit was broadcast live on The Ministry of Health’s Facebook page and can be viewed here;

Part 1

Part 2