The Levy Mwanawasa Medical University (LMMU) was established as a Public University on 22nd May, 2018 under provisions of Section 132 of the Higher Education Act, No. 4 of 2013, by way of Statutory Instrument No. 39 and 40 of 2018. At its establishment, the LMMU became the fourth Public University and is the largest purpose-built health training institution in Zambia offering various education and training programmes for health professionals.
The LMMU national hub is a 3,000-student capacity campus including a 1,000 capacity National Health Reference Library, and 200 bed National Skills Laboratory Complex. The Chainama College of Health Sciences, Dental Training School, Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital and Chainama Hills College Hospital have been integrated into the LMMU. The LMMU has 10 provincial training hubs and multiple satellite practicum sites constituting its nationwide network of academic health complexes.The university is situated approximately 10 Kilometers East of Lusaka on the Great East road in Chainama Area. The University is affiliated to and recoginised by the follwoing: