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Herbalists warn against fake prophets

Some traditional healers in the country have condemned people who flock to some prophets for their healing instead of seeking medication from hospitals. A traditional healer, popularly known as Dr..

More Zambians seeking healing from prophets and not hospitals

More Zambians these days are seeking prayers from people who call themselves prophets rather than seeking medical attention at clinics or hospitals. People are getting loans to travel to these..

Government calls for extensive screening of suspected Ebola virus

Government has called for extensive screening for suspected Ebola viral disease at intercity bus terminus in Lusaka. Lusaka province Permanent Secretary Wamunyima Muwana says this was because the inter-city bus..

It is unacceptable to have drug shortages-Kasonde

Health Minister Joseph Kasonde says it is unacceptable to have drug shortages in health facilities. Dr Kasonde said this is because Medical Stores has sufficient stocks of drugs to ensure..

Kalabo hospital to begin screening Angolan travellers for Ebola

Kalabo District Hospital has announced that it will soon start screening travellers between Zambia and Angola for possible Ebola virus. District Medical Officer Arthur Mutuna told ZANIS in an interview..

Government strengthens the directorate of Mobile Hospitals to ensure health care delivery

THE Ministry of Health has strengthened the directorate of mobile healthcare services to ensure that it effectively enhances health service delivery. Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya said strengthening the directorate..

HIV patients condemn ARVs misuse

Network of Antiretroviral Drug Users (NADU) chairperson Danny Lungu has strongly condemned the misuse of antiretroviral drugs (ARV’S) by some people in Malawi. Mr Lungu who has lived positively for..

Tests on suspected Ebola case in Mumbwa negative

A PATIENT admitted to Mumbwa district hospital with suspected Ebola virus has tested negative for the deadly disease, ministry of health acting spokesperson Denis Mulenga has confirmed. Dr Mulenga said..

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..