Pendleton Family Practice

Pendleton Family Practice


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My two baby girls are well taken care of and everyone is friendly ( when ever my oldest daughter is sick she says mummy take me to that hospital where thr sticks for Sofia the first)

Pendleton is an out-patient children's clinic which has been providing outstanding health care to children of all ages for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality evidence based medical services in a very child friendly environment.

Pendleton Family Practice is one of the first private clinics to be established in Zambia. Formally called Pendleton Health Care Clinic, it has been providing quality medical outpatient treatment and care for the past 30 years. From inception, it has been fully owned and run by Zambian doctors with years of experience in both the public and private health sectors. Over the years, the focus of the clinic has shifted from general medicine to now providing specialist primary health care services in paediatrics and child health. This entails the provision of quality outpatient treatment and care of children under the age of 16 years. The management team has a deep understanding of its clientele’s health needs and has adapted its service delivery to suit the prevailing health and socio economic environment in Zambia. The clinic strives to provide the best evidence based primary health care services for children. Our staff are always available to ensure that patients are cared for in a happy and child friendly environment. Parents are given enough time to consult and discuss with our doctors and nurses so that they fully understand their child's ailments or health issues. Patients are seen by appointment for all services provided at the clinic. In so doing, we give each patient individualised and dedicated care in a timely and efficient manner without compromising on the quality of care and ultimately reducing patient waiting times.

Mission: To promote the health and well being of children of all ages by providing high-quality evidence based medical care. We will deliver the best and most companionate care in order to prevent life-threatening illnesses requiring prolonged hospital stay. This will be achieved by being at the forefront of what is possible.

Are you wearing it correctly?

BRONCHITIS verses ASTHMA, whats the difference?

Children do not get chronic bronchitis but parents often say ‘my child has had bronchitis since birth!’. So what is the difference really between BRONCHITIS and ASTHMA?

Today is INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY. We would like to thank every single nurse in Zambia and the world for their commitment and sacrifice. Nurse Pauline and Connie, we appreciate you!

Today’s COVID-19 statistics


‘Your asthma can be controlled with appropriate medications AND there is NO shame in being asthmatic’ said Pulmonologist Dr Kondwelani Mateyo on World Asthma Day. Listen to him as he busted some common Asthma myths.

Thankyou Nafler Media Creations Limited for helping make our first Facebook Live stream on World Asthma Day seamless. Also, thankyou to everyone who watched, and interacted with us.

Join us at 11:00am today for a live discussion on Asthma!

Yesterday, during our weekly Covid-19 meetings, Sister Pauline led a teaching session on how to safely DONN (put on) and DOFF (take off) PPE (personal protective equipment). #safety first #PPE

The last week of April is world immunisation week. Immunisations save millions of lives every year and yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we encourage parents to bring their children for their routine vaccines because vaccines protect against disease. #VaccinesWork

Best Apps for Kids | Common Sense Media

During this time of social distancing and as we stay at home trying to help with homeschooling, here are some helpful that can help you navigate the educational needs of your children; whether you want to teach your preschooler the ABCs or read a great interactive story, yes, there's an app for that. Find the best apps for kids: Common Sense Media helps you choose the best apps for mobile and tablets that are entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate.

Screen Time Limits During the Pandemic: Are They Realistic?

Is too much screen time even a thing right now? How should our screen rules change during a pandemic? Are there long-term repercussions for loosening the limits? What can parents realistically do to mitigate these risks while stuck at home? Here, two digital media experts offer ADHD-specific insight and supports. Screen time limits are loosening as ADHD families try to cope with crisis stress and unstructured time. Will we regret it? Two experts weigh in.

Helping Your Teen During COVID-19

Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents with teenagers maintain mental and physical health while social distancing during Covid-19.

Pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics gives tips to help you and your teen during stay at home and COVID-19.

Ministry of Health Zambia

Sensitisation through music....well done guys!


An All-star casts of prominent Zambian musicians have done a song to help sensitise against the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The song titled- Yes We Can has been released by Kalandanya Promotions, a company set up by artists to promote their commercial interests together, put the song together.

Artists; JK, Mampi, Rich Beezy, Dandy Krazy, Kings, Chester, Wile, Felix, Mack2, Ephraim, Dambisa, Kadaffi, Leo Muntu, Chiko Chali, Kay Figo, Amayenge, Kayombo and Mimi Krazy


General Do’s and Don’t of wearing cloth face coverings

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”.

If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. See:

Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19

COVID-19 & CLOTH FACE MASKS IN CHILDREN: We are all aware of the presidential directive (09.04.20) that all citizens should wear face masks at all times especially in public places.
What about children? YES, kids over 2 years old should wear them too. It can be difficult to make kids wear face coverings, let alone keep them on their face, even for short periods of time.
However, if you are coming to the clinic/hospital, going to a pharmacy or grocery store, it’s important to put face covering on children.
Please note that ALL parents/caregivers and children >2years old coming to Pendleton Clinic will be expected to enter the clinic wearing a face mask/covering. For more answers to your questions, click on the link below. The American Academy of Pediatrics answers frequently asked questions about cloth face masks and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, over 117 MILLION children in 37 countries may miss out on receiving life-saving measles vaccines. The Measles & Rubella Initiative partners are urging countries to continue routine immunisation services, while ensuring the safety of communities and health workers. While the Covid situation continues, we would like to encourage parents to continue taking their children for ROUTINE vaccinations.

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And more in-depth statistics!

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Covid situation from Ministry of Health Zambia as of today 13.04.20

TELEHEALTH SERVICES: We have introduced telephone consultations both during and outside clinic hours at a fee of K200.00. We are engaging all health insurance companies to see if they will cover this fee. For now, we are accepting SES Unisure insured clients who will need to get their pre-authorisation code from SES before accessing this service.

Understanding Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month. As we continue to hear Covid Covid Covid everyday, lets take time to also discuss other equally important issues affecting children. 2nd April was World Autism Awareness Day. Follow the link which provides more information on autism. For additional local resources: Mulenga Autism Foundation- MAF, Special Hope Network

A short video featuring a young boy called Ned created to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families understand and recognise the early signs of Aut...

What Is Well-Controlled Asthma?

There was quite a bit of discussion on the previous post (COVID-19 & ASTHMA) regarding what is WELL-CONTROLLED ASTHMA. Definition of well-controlled asthma: Having asthma symptoms twice a week or less, using rescue bronchodilators (Salbutamol, Ventolin, Venteze or Asthalin) twice a week or less, having no nighttime or early morning awakening and no limitations on exercise, school or work (adults, obviously). If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, then their asthma is probably not WELL-CONTROLLED and you need to seek advice from your health care provider. Watch video for more clarity (it is USA based but has the pertinent information!)

With Alvin Singh, MD. Fewer attacks and less use of rescue medications are just two of many ways to tell if your or your child’s asthma is under control.

Asthma, Allergies and COVID-19: What are the implications?

COVID-19 & ASTHMA: Well controlled asthmatics have not been shown to be more at risk of being infected by coronavirus or having severe Covid-19. Read more in the link Asthma, Allergies and COVID-19: What are the implications? The coronavirus pandemic originated in China in December 2019 and the first case was reported in South Africa on the 5th of March 2020. To date there are hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 cases in over 180 countries. South Africa is seeing a...

WHO Covid-19 Questions & Answers

COVID-19: Common questions answered by World Health Organization (WHO): Is it airborne? What are symptoms to look out for? What is the rate of infection in children? Are antibiotics used to treat the pneumonia? Is 14-days quarantine enough? Should I wear a mask while travelling? What can people do to protect themselves?

Appreciative of paediatric service Dr Namwinga Chintu provided during the last 2 weeks when we were one doctor down.

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BRONCHITIS verses ASTHMA, whats the difference?
WHO Covid-19 Questions & Answers
Child Health Week 24th-29th June, 2019 at Pendleton Clinic





7 Chituli Road, Northmead

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Monday 08:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:30
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:30
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:30
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