If you get ill in or near Kitwe, then there is an excellent mine hospital: Nkana Mine Hospital, PO Box 21900. (Tel: 02 243555/249555; fax: 228917/225082.) As you enter Kitwe from Ndola take a left at the first set of traffic lights, and go past the mine. The hospital is opposite Nkana's main offices.
For situations that are more serious, and may require immediate evacuation, consider also contacting one of the following two specialist services:Speciality Emergency Services in the Garneton suburb.
PO Box 20324, Kitwe; tel: 02 231409; fax: 231410; email firstname.lastname@example.orgHealth International
1 Kalemba Drive (cnr Freedom Av), Parklands, PO Box 8006, Kitwe; tel: 02 230715/230716; fax: 230722; email: email@example.com
Both of the above offer ambulances and in-patient care, as well as emergency cover. They also offer short-term insurance cover for visitors, which can be arranged prior to arriving in Zambia or at their local offices after arrival.