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USAID to construct health post in Lusaka’s Kayama area

Health USAID to construct health post in Lusaka’s Kayama area

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to construct a prefabricated health post in Kanyama constituency ward 11 located in John Laing Township at a cost of US$60,000.

USAID Discover Regional Director, Simulyamana Choonga has indicated that the construction works for the project will commence in the next two months and are expected to be completed before the end of this year.

Dr. Choonga has stated that the health post will provide among other services, the Out Patient Department (OPD), Voluntary Testing and Counseling for HIV and AIDS as well as provide antenatal services.

And Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri has praised the USAID for its efforts in supplementing government’s efforts of providing quality health care to its citizens.

Mrs. Phiri, who is also Minister of Gender, stated that government has been providing an enabling environment for its cooperating partners to invest in various sectors that promote development.

She noted that government prioritises the health of its citizenry and will ensure that health facilities and services are brought as closer to communities as possible.

The Minister explained that the people in Kanyama have for a long time been depending on the Kanyama Level one hospital which is congested due to the vast catchment areas.

Mrs. Phiri said she will continue engaging cooperating partners to ensure that more clinics and hospitals are constructed in her constituency so as to reduce distances people walk to get to health facilities.

She further noted that construction of more health posts will further reduce maternal and child mortality in the area.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Media Liason Officer at the Ministry of Gender, Mwape Mwenya.

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  1. In Kayama? Kanyama is a disaster area and needs to be demolished and modern infrastructure with good drainage be put in place. I don’t mind if you sell it to the friends, the Chinese.

    • You see what genuine projects cost, $60000 for a clinic, not $1.6million you spend on those unfinished Indian regublicated buildings.
      So these PF are disappointed that nika $60pin.

    • Demons don’t talk about HH’s stolen money but on the development this hard-working government is doing! Did you want a clinic to cost $1 million?

  2. If this hospital was being constructed by Chilufya and his thieves at ministry or via a Chinese Exim Bank contract this would have cost or valued at minimum $1million.

    • Not hospital naiwe, the mobile clinic cost over $2million. How much did they spend on those mobile things?
      Imagine how many clinics USAID could have constructed.

  3. Well done madam Phiri. Let’s praise where it is due instead of negative comments. You are really a Kanyama/John Laing resident and you have continued the work you were doing for the people Kanyama before you went into the foreign service. Keep it! Don’t react to your critics but weigh their criticism and accommodate those which are progressive,

  4. America has no choice but to bring development. China has every great nation running scared. The EU will be next making a manufacturing plant in Kaoma kikikiki.

  5. Zambians may rejoice in such projects for in a way it helps government failure in the provision of easy access to health care. However let’s also be wary of the fact that it’s from these ‘donations’ that data is gathered by the donors which may not be palatable to the Zambian people! Prefabs are meant to be temporary!

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