Zambia Medical Mission

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Zambia Medical Mission in 2022

Because of COVID-19, no medical missions were held in 2020 and 2021. However, a small team is hoping to travel to Zambia this July and provide free medical care in remote rural areas.

Keep in mind that the COVID-19 situation in Zambia is constantly changing, and the Zambian government changes its regulations accordingly. Plans for the medical mission will change based upon the guidelines issued by the Zambian government.

If you are interested in serving on the 2022 Zambia Medical Mission team and can be flexible with your plans, please email Ellie Hamby (

We appreciate your patience and prayers as we consider the best way to serve the people of Zambia in 2022.


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.