University Teaching Hospital



The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka is the biggest hospital in Zambia. It is located in the capital city Lusaka approximately 4Km east of the city centre.

Lusaka, the capital of Zambia had a population of approximately 1,084,703 by 2000 (census) probably rising to over 2 million now (Lusaka City Council estimate).

Being centrally located, it is the hub of most of the political and socio-economic activities of the country. and it also serves as the focal transport route both for national and international travel.


About the Hospital

UTH is the principle medical training institution in the country for Medical Students, Interns, and Postgraduate Doctors. It also provides trains Nurses through the Nursing school located within the hospital grounds as well as Clinical Officers through their college located at Chainama Hills College Hospital.

UTH has approximately 1655 beds and 250 Baby cots. It provides a full range of primary, secondary, and tertiary health and medical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

In addition it serves as the country's specialist centre recieving referrals from all over the country.

Neonatal Wing Maternity Entrance


Services Provided

The departments include:

  • Department of Anaesthesia
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Obsetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Pathology
  • Radiology Department
  • Physiotherapy Department
  • Pharmacy Department
  • Blood Bank

Casualty Reception Orthopods in Theatre


Other Services in the Hospital include

  • School of Medicine Offices
  • Medical Library
  • Medical Illustrations
  • School of Nursing


Contact Details

University Teaching Hospital

P.O Box 50001



Emergency Tel: +260-211-254113
Other Numbers (+260 211) 251430 / 251455 / 251200 / 251477 / 253955


Elective at University Teaching Hospital

If you are interested in doing an elective at UTH, you will have to get in touch with the school of medicine through the following contact details:  

  • Tel: +260-211-252641,
  • Fax: +260-211-250753,
  • P.O Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia