The Mobile Health Services (MHS) department under the Ministry of Health (MoH) has continued to ensure that mobile outreaches are conducted in all provinces which host the mobile health units in the country. According to…

Kafue District Commissioner, Grace Ngulube says Kafue is among districts in the country with 90% bilharzia prevalence. Ms. Ngulube attributed the high prevalence of bilharzia to the existence of water swamps and the Kafue river…

The Japanese Organisation for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) has said Zambia still has an unacceptably high maternal mortality rate despite the declining global mortality ratio. JOICFP Executive Director Ryoichi Suzuki said this during…

Nurses hail President Edgar Lungu

The Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has hailed the election of His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu as Zambia’s sixth president and has pledged to work with his new government in improving the country’s health…

The Global Fund under the new funding model has awarded Zambia a grant of US$240 million, which is equivalent to K1.5 billion, to implement HIV/TB and malaria programmes for a period of three years beginning…

National coordinator for the Sondashi Formula Stanfford Lizu has advised Zambians to stop denouncing the Sondashi formula due to lack of knowledge. Mr Lizu says it is disheartening to see people doubting the Sondashi formula…

Zambia Civil Society Health Partnership has attributed the low use of female condoms by women partly to some cultural norms of some men. Zambia Civil Society Health Partnership Executive Director, Christine Kapampa said some men…

Over 8,000 women of sexually active age groups have been screened for cervical cancer at Chipata General Hospital since 2012. Chipata General Hospital Obstetrician Gynecologists Augustinem Cyimaude stated that 8,736 women were screened for cervical…

A HEAP of uncollected garbage behind a shopping mall in Choma

SOME residents in Choma have expressed fear that uncollected heaps of garbage in the town centre and around townships could lead to the outbreak of water-borne diseases such as Cholera. But Town Clerk Timothy Mambalakata…

Opposition MMD president, Nevers Mumba, says the reinstating of 570 health workers is a mere fluke. Dr Mumba says some of the fired nurses have left the country for greener pastures while others have since…

The Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has welcomed government’s decision to unconditionally reinstate all the nurses, midwives and other health workers who were dismissed in December 2013. In a statement today (Friday, December 19,…