Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Jabbin Mulwanda cuts the ribbon to officially launch the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, This was during the official launch of the General Nursing Council Strategic Plan yesterday at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Jabbin Mulwanda cuts
the ribbon to officially launch the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, This was
during the official launch of the General Nursing Council Strategic
Plan yesterday at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka.
Zambia has called for increased global attention to combat and eliminate the problem of cholera in the world.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of health services Jabbin Mulwanda said the resolution is needed in order to address the drivers of the disease and accelerate the elimination of cholera.

Dr. Mulwanda said the resolution made under the strategic priority on public health preparedness and response should be considered on the agenda at the 71st World Health Assembly to be held in May this year in Geneva, Switzerland.

This is according to a press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka by Ministry of Health Head of Communications and External Relations Stanslous Ngosa.

The Permanent Secretary proposed the resolution at the on-going World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board 142 session in Geneva, Switzerland adding that cholera still affects at least 47 countries across the globe, with an estimated 2.9 million cases reported and 95,000 deaths recorded worldwide every year.

He said there was an urgent need for a renewed focus on tackling cholera, which has become a growing public health threat that can be worsened by climate change if not effectively addressed

Dr. Mulwanda further said cholera is a disease of unfairness as it indiscriminately affects the poorest and most vulnerable populations.

The Permanent Secretary said 2017 has seen some of the worst outbreaks of cholera in recent history.

“For instance, in Zambia, we are in the midst of a devastating outbreak, where almost 4,000 cases and 77 deaths have been reported. Unfortunately, our situation is not unique. Some of our neighbouring countries have faced similar challenges,” Dr. Mulwanda said

He pointed out that lack of progress on cholera prevention signifies a lack of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He said the recent launch of the ‘Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030’ by the Global Taskforce on Cholera Control, sets out a new strategy to reduce mortality from cholera by 90 percent by the year 2030 in line with the SDGs.

Dr. Mulwanda said this will eliminate the disease in up to 20 countries, through enhancing the response to outbreaks and strengthening prevention and preparedness through a multi-sectoral approach.

The Permanent Secretary told the Geneva meeting that the ambitious objectives require high level political commitment and strategic leadership from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and member states to strengthen long term prevention and control, through improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene.

The proposed resolution, which received support from WHO member states, has since been granted by the Executive Board and will be included on the agenda items for the 71st World Health Assembly later this year.

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    • So instead of putting hand wash in govt/ council toilets, putting good drainage systems, setting up a proper refuse collection system you are opting for vaccines which are being donated???

      Overpaid bureaucrats and technocrats in all the ministries are the reason we remain backward. I hate these chaps! I pray God deals with them accordingly!

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    • Jabbin Mulwanda should be jabbed for allowing his ministry to purchase ambulances at $288 000 each. If the cost of just one ambulance was used to improve water and sanitation in Kanyama in September last year, there would be no cholera. They have wrong people at MoH HQ, startting with Dr.Chitalu Cholera Chilufya.

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  1. Zambia has called for increased global attention to combat and eliminate the problem of cholera in the world. He must be ashamed even to go to international community and talk about cholera. Do not start to console yourself by implying that this is a global problem and worsened by climate change. It is not. Zambia is a dirty country. Charity begins at home.
    The causes of cholera are very simple: rampant Corruption in central government,rampant corruption in local government and town planning does not exist, theft of public money and fiscal indiscipline by Lungu and P-F F-oo-ls.

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  2. PS MULWANDA IS MISPLACED…..I THOUGHT THIS MAN IS A SURGEON ..HE SHOULD BE SOLVING SURGICAL PROBLEMS ..NOT PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS…

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  3. Hahahahaha , this is like the fox tabling a resolution on how to secure the chicken house or Saudi Arabia chairing a committee on women’s rights.

    Zambia be serious how many years has cholera been our repeat problem with no solution?

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  4. Talking about cholera in Europe is like selling tissue paper in Saudi Arabia. Infact he has exposed all visitors from Zambia to be screened for cholera on entry into European countries. It is so embarrassing!!

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  5. No wonder African nations get insulted!!!! Cleanliness! Its all about maintenance of clean living environments instead you take the shame to the global gathering to confess being dirty and asking for remedial interventions knowing fully well it all has to do with failure to maintaining clean surroundings! When Zambia has nothing reasonable to justify attendance at these meetings its better not to go or if for desire of allowances attend and keep your mouth shut!

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  6. He says it is a disease of unfairness as it indiscriminately affects the poorest and most vulnerable populations,
    You are a doctor and know the basic reason for the disease, lack of proper infrastructure that supports proper sanitation. The buck stops with successive zambian governments for the lack of investment in their most important asset….THEIR PEOPLE. The same pipo that the president takes an oath of office to protect.

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  7. This is real bullsh!t from a du.ll Minister. Just where does one get such bar.baric courage to table dirtness and say its global. You run away from a bath and say help me smell sweet and nice after all running away from a bath is global.
    Mixing with politicians just makes one du.ll.
    Sort out your own dirt and dont embarass us again.
    This sh!thole country is so because of such goons who just steal and never think of sanity for others. One other f.ool is encouraging street vending on the copperbelt. Such !diots will be held responsible if some tribal leader becomes president – people are just tired of such du.ll chaps.
    Disaster!

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  8. it’s like trying to ask someone else to wash your own dirty underwear. Have you no shame? Clean your Sh!%h0le. That’s the cure full stop!

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