Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical services Kennedy Malama
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical services Kennedy Malama

Over 1.2 million Zambians are currently living with HIV – the Virus that causes AIDS with 970 000 on Anti-retroviral therapy.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary In-Charge of Technical Services Kennedy Malama has disclosed.

Dr. Malama also reveals that 43 000 new HIV infection cases are detected annually – a situation he described as worrisome.

He says the HIV burden is mainly affecting the young people especially adolescents.

Dr. Malama was speaking at University of Lusaka -UNILUS-, Bauleni Campus where he graced the commemoration of ‘Public Health Day’ on which he made a clarion call on students to adopt positive behavioural change.

Meanwhile, University Vice Chancellor Professor Pinalo Chifwanakeni thanked government through the Ministry of Health for continued partnership in the area of health.

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    • 1.2 is a deliberate under estimate. Zambians toping up on ARVs are left right & centre. Everywhere you look. But we don’t blame them, they have to make the country look good. It’s called patriotism

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    • This is serious bane that’s nearly 10% of the population!
      What a country! So much for a christian nation!

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    • The solution is ARVs and condoms. GRZ needs to scale up these interventions, we can beat HIV!

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    • Carlos, when Jesus came back to Israel, they were heathens, foul heathens that eventually killed him, and to this day, 95% of them still do not believe he even came on to the earth the first time. What makes a nation Christian is not what your short sighted mind thinks, it is the cultural values and religious majority.

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  1. Lute…Whether cheap or not; it’s the rare sweetness that comes with live plug-ins hence many not using condoms. You will only understand when you grow.

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  2. As a recent visitor to Zambia I can say with certainty that Zambia is a Christian Nation, Its people trying to live a Christian life as best they can, I also noticed the poisonous effects of modern pop culture on its youth, as they rush headlong to adopt the garbage being spewed out by the leftist filth with their LGBT etc agenda. I hope and pray that the people of Zambia have the wisdom to reject this attack.

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    • They whole of Africa needs to reject the filth that Obama I am sorry to say tried to bring onto our heavenly continent.

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    • HIV in Zambia affects mainly heterosexuals and God fearing, church going men and women. Nothing to do with LGBT.

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  3. 2people are reportedly cure of hiv so far via bone mallow transplant,this method of cure is dangerous.Scientific research are still on going to find a good method.

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  4. So what? This HIV nonsense is modern day slavery. It is one way of milking Africa by rich countries. Just like they did not want slave trade to come to an end so is the same with HIV scourge. Africa is the only continent with resources.The only way to access these resources is to invent an HIV virus. It is high time Africa started developing her own vaccine. Otherwise, this scourge was made for Africa in order to steal resources from her.

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  5. I agree with you ???? Mbaluso, we are a very docile and stupid pipo. The Western world created this Virus (and many more) to LOOT the African continent and will do everything to continue including; sending those NGOs and charitable organizations just to gather even more options to kill our young generations and so that they may loot even more resources from ignorant we the people of Africa. Let’s abandon PENTECOSTALING for God’s sake! It’s such beliefs that are killing our pipo due to ignorance. Lets just ask ourselves; do the Western world pray to their WHITE JESUS? What’s so wrong with us kanshi mwebanthu please?

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  6. HIV is just a virus that is efficiently managed, the stigma and wilful ignorance by the majority is the real disease.

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  7. The Ministry of Health needs to declare a national emergency like Museveni did for Uganda in the 1990s. Declare the national emergency on STIs that way there is dignity and respect.

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  8. Let us fight this thing like we are at war.
    Criminalize willful infections.
    Anyone having unprotected sex when they know their status with several partners must be imprisoned.
    SEXUAL AWARENESS AND EDUCATION MUST INCREASE ON HIV.

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