Fondation Ste Zithe

St. Gabriel’s Hospital

Healthcare as a service to people

St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Namitete is one of the best hospitals in Malawi thanks to the dedication and support of the ZithaSisters. In this very rural area, the hospital was initially the only possibility to access basic medical care. Founded as a hospital for the poorest of the poor, it still provides healthcare to everyone. Even to those who can’t afford it.

About us

At the request of former Bishop Fady of Malawi (the former Nyassaland), the ZithaSisters have been operating a hospital since 1959. Originally initiated by Pope Pius XII, the hospital has developed from a small bush hospital to become an extensive and, by Malawian standards, modern hospital complex.

Our work

As a mission hospital, St. Gabriel’s Hospital is committed to the ZithaSisters and their guiding principles. Every sick person who comes here receives the best possible care – regardless of his or her financial means. However, medication and the upkeep of the buildings and infrastructure are expensive and cannot be shouldered by the hospital alone. It is therefore in constant need of funding in order to provide healthcare to the more than 250,000 people, some of whom are very poor, in its extensive catchment area.

Funded projects

Cooperation with the German medical aid organisation Action Medeor

Supplying medicines to the hospital is particularly expensive. Thanks to the cooperation with Action Medeor, the hospital can be reliably supplied with medicines of tested quality as needed.

Our projects

Die Arbeit der Fondation Ste Zithe –
Werfen Sie einen Blick auf die bereits von uns realisierten Projekte und solche, die wir aktuell verwirklichen.


Malawi/St. Gabriel’s Hospital

Contact details for the organisation

Help us to help others.

In accordance with its statutes, the Fondation Ste Zithe supports Zitha operations in Luxembourg and Malawi. You can help too.


Seit 1872 folgt die Zitha auf Basis christlicher Werte den Idealen Hilfsbereitschaft, Mitgefühl und Menschlichkeit, um in Luxemburg und Malawi ihren Dienst am Menschen zu erfüllen. Helfen auch Sie.

Jede Hilfe zählt

Wir hören einander offen, ehrlich interessiert und einfühlsam zu. Dazu gehört eine Haltung der Freundlichkeit, der Aufrichtigkeit und des respektvollen Umgangs miteinander.


Established in 1872, Zitha is guided by the ideals of helping those in need and offering compassion and humanity on the basis of Christian values, fulfilling its service to people in Luxembourg and Malawi. You can help too.

Every donation, every help counts

We listen to each other, with an open mind, with honest interest and empathy. This includes behaving kindly, sincerely and respectfully.