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SACCORD counsels Government on terminal benefits for dismissed nurses

Government has been commended for its commitment of ensuring that the nurses that were dismissed last year after staging an illegal strike get their jobs back. Among government officials that..

Novartis and Malaria No More provide two million antimalarial treatments to children in Zambia

Novartis announced today that two million treatments of its pediatric antimalarial are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More’s Power..

CSAWU to continue begging Government for unconditional re-instatement of Nurses

Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of zambia president Chiyobe Davy says the union has continued to engage government in bid to have the nurses who were fired reinstated unconditionally…

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

Black women may get less protection than whites from the vaccines recommended for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, a new study suggests. The currently available vaccines, Gardasil..

Kasama General hospital management appeals to government to speed up its upgrade

Kasama General Hospital management has appealed to government to speed up its upgrading to a tertiary level hospital following the commencement of its modernisation. Hospital Medical Superintendant Dr Elijah Mutoloki..

NAC bemoans rising new HIV infections after decline

The National AIDS Council (NAC) has expressed worry that the downward trend in the number of new HIV infections which Zambia was recording in the past few years was now..

Mobile hospital services in Chikankata overwhelmed

Southern Province Mobile Hospital Coordinator Ntele Muzaza says there has been overwhelming response by the people of Chikankata District in accessing health care services. Dr . Muzaza says the mobile..

There is no shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARV) in the country-Government

GOVERNMENT has dispelled reports that there is a shortage of Anti-Retroviral Drugs in the country. Health deputy minister Chitalu Chilufya has dismissed the claims of a shortage as reported by..

Government happy with anti-drug pilfering squad operations

Government has vowed to wipe out irresponsible health workers who were in the habit of pilfering drugs from health institutions for personal selfish gains. Deputy Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya..

ZCTU implores Government to reinstate the sacked nurses and other health workers unconditionally

THE Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has implored Government to reinstate the sacked nurses and other health workers unconditionally. ZCTU president Leonard Hikaumba made appeal when he presented the..

Flamboyant buildings cannot treat patients in the absence of fired nurses- Doctors Association

The Zambia Medical Association says flamboyant buildings cannot treat patients in the absence of about 500 experienced nurses recently fired by government. ZMA president Aaron Mujajati said the dismissal of..

LCC erects wall fence at Chunga dumping site

Lusaka City Council Acting Town Clerk Moses Mwelwa says the local authority has commenced the construction of a wall fence around the Chunga dumpung site. Mr. Mwelwa said this is..

Authorities intercept bus after diarrhoea breaks out among passengers

Health authorities have intercepted an international passenger bus from South Africa to Lusaka after diarrhoea broke out among passengers. Kafue District Medical Officer, Wyson Munga, confirmed the development to ZANIS,..

University Teaching Hospital

Rate of deaths at U.T.H alarming

Dear Editor, I went to the bed side of my sister at U.T.H, I am telling you I cried. What is Sata doing to Zambia? People are dying like ants…

Government to launch second female condom next year

Zambia is making headways to launch phase two of the female condom in 2015. Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde said technocrats from his ministry were working with cooperating partners on..