First Lady Esther Lungu greets Registrar of General Nursing  Council Universe Mulenga  after she officially opened the Nursing and Mazafi  Cancer Care Conference at Government complex in Lusaka on April 13,2015
First Lady Esther Lungu greets Registrar of General Nursing Council Universe Mulenga after she officially opened the Nursing and Mazafi Cancer Care Conference at Government complex in Lusaka on April 13,2015

First Lady Esther Lungu has urged government not to relent in raising awareness on prevention, screening, early detection, treatment and palliative care of cancers.
Speaking when she officiated at the opening of the nursing and cancer care conference organized by Malawi, Zambia and Finland networks in Lusaka today, Mrs Lungu says the prevalence of cancer has significantly increased in Zambia hence becoming a major public health concern.

Mrs. Lungu said it is her desire and that of citizens to receive more information on cancer,its causes, effects as well as preventive measures.

She said that information is often disseminated in the hope that individuals and entities will improve their knowledge base and subsequently make better judgments in future situations.

The First Lady said there is need to scale up of cancer awareness campaigns in order to capture more communities. She said the increased dissemination of cancer related information will create the awareness required for individuals and communities to timely seek interventions that will contribute to reducing the glaring statistics on cancer morbidity.

Mrs. Lungu also commended former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba for having put Zambia on the world map through her advocacy on cancer awareness.

University Teaching Hospital (UTH) senior medical Superintendent Lackson Kasonka said the country has scored a number of successes in providing health care to cancer patients.
He however said that despite the achievements, the country is still facing a number of challenges in fighting cancer diseases.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Please don’t just thank Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata, instead heavily involve her in this cancer fight! The battle is for all of us.

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    • Oh I have just spotted two of her fellow widowers, one with a big smile. How about that for something to say?

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  2. Kodi amai Dr Kaseba muli kuti masiku yano? Amai Lungu kodi nkani ya cancer muiziba bwino? Nanga gainekoloji muiziba? Koma mupitilize pamene anaisiila amai kaseba Sata!

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  3. In all you do, please remember that being first lady is not a job but merely a privilege!

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    • It will just be censored. Don’t even rush home for the news to be treated to censorship. You have more important things to do than to rush home to watch the ‘Brazilian hair’ infested lady who knows know grammar. Mushota is miles better. If you’ve read Mushota’s then you won’t be missing much to be honest.

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  4. We need madam first Lady to ‘on behave of Nursing and Mazafi Cancer Care Conference and of K200,000 to donate her family’. This is your moment mother of the great Nation Zambia, the whole world is waiting.

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    • “Sika brazilian wigi keka bati, bachayako na jaribu yo sweteza patupi” ka!!

      Vau natural ati kwasila manje ndrama zapaka lomba

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  5. Cancer is claiming many lives nowadays and any assistance from anybody, no matter how little, should not be underrated. Never bother the first lady’s colloquial language. Judge the tree by it’s fruits. Is she performing?

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  6. Cancer alert again from another First lady. Why cant she start on another issue, I thought Kaseba was more of a medical doctor thus why she dwelt on it and had the needed understanding from that background. Come on who are the advisers at statehouse? they can find a better issue that Esther can champion, do not redicule her. She may talk about the AIDS perdemic or something of that nature since AIDS is both a social and medical issue. EARLY marriages or anything close to that. In the first place , what are Esther’s qualifications, then we can assist you which areas /area she can major in her championing. Are we in times of YO WAWIZA where everything goes and no specialization. Save us from the emberassment people at Statehouse. Wanting to trout the globe or want to raise allowances.

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    • We have had enough of these first ladies empty talks. Now that Kaseba is out has the cancer she talked about stopped. Zambia is a Satanist nation mwe! Whoever makes it in life is Satanist!

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  7. The husband is following SATA’S VISION THE WIFE IS FOLLOWING KASEBA’S VISION EH its a couple of followers

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