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Stanbic Bank revamps UTH childrens ward with K800,000 facelift

Headlines Stanbic Bank revamps UTH childrens ward with K800,000 facelift

Stanbic Bank’s head of public relations Chanda Katongo with staff and contractors inspecting the work needed to be done at the University Teaching Hospital’s Children’s Ward.

Stanbic Bank is spending K800,000 to upgrade and modernise the A08 children’s ward at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka.
The transformation work will involve the extensive renovation of the 80-year-old facility to update amenities and expand the ward’s ablution block to improve hygiene.
Chanda Katongo, Stanbic Bank’s head of public relations, said the project was in line with the bank’s objective of making a tangible difference in communities and people’s lives.
She said: “Health is a key pillar in Stanbic’s sustainability strategy. We have supported the ward for over four years through monthly donations. This time around, we decided to do something more and give the dilapidated facility a facelift to make it more conducive for the patients and staff.”
Last year, the bank donated hospital beds to UTH’s filter clinic to mitigate the shortage the wing was experiencing.
Ms Katongo noted that although the bank had been supporting the institution regularly over the years, its efforts were not limited to the capital city and that it had other health related projects running in other parts of Zambia, including rural areas.
She said: “We have been building mothers’ shelters at rural health centres around the country to help expectant mothers access proper healthcare in hygienic surroundings and reduce the risk of maternal mortality.
“We will continue to support communities through innovative banking solutions, education and community projects to build a learned, wealthy and healthy nation.”
The project at the A08 children’s ward is expected to be completed in four weeks.

Stanbic Bank’s head of public relations Chanda Katongo with staff and contractors inspecting the work needed to be done at the University Teaching Hospital’s Children’s Ward.


  1. Its a great gesture by private industry, why can’t our government have rhe commitment to improve the existing health facilities. What is better fancy malls or a functioning health system
    We are a nation that tries to run before it can walk. Image isn’t everything, image doesn’t alleviate poverty, cure illness or bring a nation together. Roll up our sleeves and work for a better zambia.can the government show the way by implementing pro poor strategies

  2. I hope the Children’s ward is not covered in Stanbic Bank logos and covers like water MTN would do…this bank spent K800,000 doing this yet Chilufya and his crooks are spending a whooping $288,000 on just one Ambulance!!

  3. Good job Stanbic! Let the sleeping dogs lie! Let the HaNegatives lie with them. Better than stacking stolen money from Zambia in Panama.

  4. HaNegatives kikikiki but true.
    For me I find myself suffocating at the genetic negatives by upndeez. Literally suffocating as in no oxygen. When I say that I need a breath of fresh air what do you think I mean?

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