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Trucks from DRC stranded at Kazungula Border due to Ebola fears in Botswana

More than 80 trucks coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) going to South Africa are currently stranded at Kazungula Border on the Zambian side because authorities from Botswana..

Unsafe abortions costing Zambia $2.4 million per year-Study

A recent study has shown that the Zambian health system would save up to $611,046 per year if each woman treated for a complication of unsafe abortion had instead accessed..

Ministry of Health advises the public against unnecessary handshakes in the wake Ebola

THE Ministry of Health has advised the public against unnecessary handshakes in the wake of an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Ministry of Health acting spokesperson Denis Mulenga said..

Government urges parents to obtain birth certificates for newborns

Northern Province Provincial Registrar John Chola has implored parents to obtain birth certificates for their children as it is a child’s right. He noted that birth registration is vital as..

Government urges Police officers to go for VCT

Government has urged the Zambia Police service personnel go for Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) for them to know their HIV/AIDS status so that they can plan their lives. Kitwe..

DR Chilufya (middle) explain how basic support systems operates in an ambulance to Chief Nabwala (right) during the handover of the facility to Nabwalya health center. Looking on is area member of parliament Mwimba Malama

Village women shun male midwife, prefer to give birth at home

EXPECTANT mothers in Chief Nabwalya’s area are shunning Nabwalya Health Centre and delivering at home because there is only one qualified male midwife at the health facility. This came to..

Ministry of Health sets Masala Clinic in Ndola as the quarantine centre for Ebola

THE Ministry of Health on the Copperbelt has set Masala Clinic in Ndola as the quarantine centre for Ebola in an event that a case of the disease was recorded..

3 month old baby boy dies after being given Kachasu by his father

A 3 month old baby of Fungu village in Chipili district named Justine Nkunta junior has died after allegedly being given kachasu, a highly potent local alcoholic beverage, by his..

Kasonde advises medical personnel in Livingstone be courteous with clients

Health Minister, Joseph Kasonde, has urged members of staff at Livingstone General Hospital to be mindful of their attitudes towards clients and advised them to be respectful and courteous as..

Government distributes five ambulances to Southern Province

GOVERNMENT has given Southern Province five ambulances equipped with advanced life support equipment for pre-hospital care to be provided by trained personnel while a patient is being taken to hospital…

Female condoms run out in Kaputa

The Kaputa District AIDS Task Force (DATF) says there is a shortage of female condoms in the district. ZANIS reports from Kaputa that District AIDS Coordination Advisor (DACA) Charity Mulubwa..

Yanick Mulumba

Maamba resident awarded Harvard Stem cell institute internship

Kabungo Yanick Mulumba, a resident of Maamba, Zambia, a graduate of St. Canisius High School, and now a senior at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is one of forty..

Dr Banda urges Government to implement IHR to prevent outbreak of Ebola

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) has appealed to the government to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR) as guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a..

Government steps up surveillance control on Ebola disease

Government says it has stepped up surveillance controls in all major points of entry to detect any signs and symptoms of the Ebola disease. Health minister Joseph Kasonde says the..

Government keen on seeing more undergo circumcision

Community Development Minister Emerine Kabanshi says government is keen to see many men undergo circumcision to lessen the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS. Speaking in Lusaka during a Media breakfast, Ms…