Sr Martha Health Centre


Sr Martha health Centre is one of the oldest health facility in Mangochi Diocese. It was established in 1969 by Fr.Emilio Nozza, a Montfort missionary with an aim of providing basic medical service to the surrounding communities. Initially the Clinic was just a dispensary and unable to accommodate and treat many patients. In 1974 it grew up and started assisting many patient. The Health Centre is run by Namwera Catholic Parish under Mangochi Diocese.

It is located approximately 45km from Mangochi District. It is found in Ngao village T/A Jalasi. Approximately 5km from Namwera parish.

Sr Martha Health Centre has a catchment area of 15,694.The furthest distance from the health Centre is 15km

Sr Martha health Centre has 8 postnatal beds. It provides OPD, maternity services and other services include:

  • Outpatient department
  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Labour and delivery
  • Postnatal clinic
  • Under 5 clinic
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Anti-Retroviral therapy(ART) clinic
  • Sexual transmitted infection


Some of the staff at Sr Martha Health Centre
In-charge: Alexina Msiska
Accountant: Sandra Chimwala
Pharmacy Assistant: Camia Mbulaje & Pauline Ntakati

Ivy T. Malimba: A nurse at Sr Martha health Centre

There are also two other nurses both registered. The rest of staff include:

  • 1 medical assistant
  • 1 dental attendant
  • 1 driver
  • 1 home craft worker
  • 1 data clerk
  • 1 plumber
  • 2 ground staff
  • 4 patient attendant
  • 3 hospital attendant
  • 6 health surveillance assistant
  • 1 security guard

The total number of staff therefore is twenty 28.

Sr Martha health Centre has a housing problem. There are 21 houses which are old and dilapidated small to accommodate big families, some with no toilet and bathrooms.

Some of Sr Martha’s houses

Contact Details
Sr Martha Health Centre
P.O.Box 7