GOVERNMENT will this year construct a hospital in Lusaka West to decongest the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde has said. Dr Kasonde said at a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that…

The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has completed installing anaesthetic machines in its 18 theatres. UTH Assistant Public Relations Manager Natalie Mashikolo explained that only 18 anaesthetic machines have been installed out of the 20 that…

Zambia has recorded an increase in the fertility rate currently standing at 5.2 percent children per woman. Meanwhile, the rate of increase in fertility has raised concern among members of the medical fraternity. Ndola Central…

  The Realigning Agriculture to Improve Nutrition (RAIN) project implemented by Concern Worldwide and Mumbwa Child Development agency has received the Harvest Nutrition Award from the Secure Nutrition Platform. The project was chosen for best…

The construction of a modern psychiatric unit at Ndola Central Hospital worth over 14 million Kwacha is taking shape. Ndola Central Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Dande Malawo told ZANIS in an interview in Ndola today…

Government to install dialysis machines in all hospitals by 2017

GOVERNMENT will complete installing dialysis machines for kidney patients in all the hospitals by 2017, ministry of Health permanent secretary Davy Chikamata has said. Dr Chikamata said the equipment will help Zambia provide quality health…

Government considers 2nd trial for Sondashi formula

GOVERNMENT is considering conducting the second set of trials of the Sondashi Formula (SF2000) to ascertain its effectiveness in curing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Ministry of health permanent secretary Davy Chikamata said yesterday that Government has…

Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde says the creation of a Public Health Institute is key to strengthening of public health system. Dr. Kasonde said a Public Health Institute would coordinate priority public health functions across…

The South African government has officially announced that travellers from Zambia will no longer be required to produce proof of the Yellow Fever certificate when entering that country. This follows the World Health Organisation’s listing…

Some parents in Ndola’s Chipulukusu compound have complained about the poor disposal of used condoms at drinking places in the area. And Ndola City Council Public Relations Manager Roy Kuseka said it was difficult to…

A Lusaka-base company is set to launch an Ebola stimulation drill in Zambia aimed at raising awareness on the deadly disease. This has been disclosed to ZANIS in Lusaka in a statement issued to ZANIS…

The Ndola Central Hospital (NCH) NCH Head of Clinical Care Dr. Sebastian Chinkoyo says it is unfortunate that some clergymen in the country were discouraging HIV/AIDS patients from taking the life saving Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART…

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…