President Lungu
President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has raised concerns over maternal mortality rates in the country.

President Lungu says maternal mortality issues in the country must be addressed with the seriousness it deserves as no woman should die while giving birth.

The Head of State has since directed the Secretary to treasury to fund the recruitment of 3,000 unemployed nurses to help address the issue.

The President made this directive during the presentation of the cluster report on enhancing human development on the implementation of the 7th National Development Plan.

The Head of State said there is need for a multi-sectorial approach in addressing issues of maternal mortalities.

He said expectant women should be sensitized on the importance of reporting for antenatal clinics much earlier in order to be advised on how to take care of the pregnancy.

President Lungu said there is also need to reduce further the distances that pregnant women cover when accessing antenatal care.

And Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya, noted that maternal mortality cases continue to be a source of concern despite the decrease in the numbers of women who are dying during birth.

Dr. Chilufya said before, about 35 to 40 women per week were dying during birth compared to the current records that stand at 8 to 12.

The Minister stated that once government recruits the 3,000 nurses, the cases of maternal mortality may be decreased to zero within a year.

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15 COMMENTS

    • Ba Lungu abakwata isaka lyandalama dance dance dance nameno namaboko mumulu. Lungu chipuba sana!

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    • Give the task to Tasila. She is very proactive and would do a good job sensitizing women on this issue. Don’t forget Linda Kasonde. She wrote a very beautiful, heart wrenching and informative article on how she almost died giving birth. These two women could do wonders.

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    • So many things wrong, I do not know where to start.

      1. How can there be 3000 nurses unemployed in Zambia?

      2. Where will the government find the salaries to pay these 3000 nurses?

      If Lungu can not see these problems, or address them, then he is in the wrong job.

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    • Hard to say it, but let me say it. Imagine Welensky and KK run country and healthy care the way PF running it, most of these PF wouldn’t have been here yapping and showing off.
      HH went to KK and said “Thank You”.
      3000 is not enough. Bring back even those retired. The old are better than these PF nurses who work with cellphones to take videos of mothers giving birth for there WhatApp.
      I wouldn’t retire any medical personnel no matter how much they demand.

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    • Thumbs up Mr. President for putting better health care for women as one of your government priority… God bless you.

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    • @Jay Jay what do you want him to do naiwe? He tries to run early morning, he tries cleaning in streets, he teaches dance moves to citizens… Every thing is no good, and you still call him lazy. What do you what him to do????

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    • Nostra… Go and have a drink then you will understand…instead of asking rhetorical questions

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  1. Mr Kasaka can solve any problem since he for now has the Kasaka kalupiya ….

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  2. It doesn’t help if crooks like that ZAF pimp who built 8 mansions at the expense of pregnant women sleeping in bed less hospitals are given a slap on the wrist. The best thing to do is sell all those houses n equip the hospitals n stop medical tourism for headaches n bruises to SA n India. Anti corruption should do their jobs n bring those wanting to book n give back the loot to the Zambian people. Hospitals, sanitation,schools etc , abantu balechula pa Zed ka.

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  3. Why is it that when the president say something, you always say bad things about him? Imagine he was your brother,father,uncle,can he deserve what you say? You have never run a country before not even your home,i don’t know if it’s in better shape. He says 3000 nurses to be employed, you say No? Then how many do you want you the intelligent? There is mortality already existing,now someone brings a little solution, you say no Why? You call him all sorts of names. Remember you are the same fathers who keeps on having children, not even encouraging your wife’s to go for antenatal,giving medical personnels problems and yet it’s you who feeling nice when………..Learn to appreciate, if you can’t keep quiet.

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  4. Whether you pay him a salary or vote for him every 5years, that doesn’t guarantee you to call a person all those names or down look on him. One proverb say if your father is mad,whether short or tall,dark or white on salary or free still remains your father,can you go round telling people that dad is mad,dad is lazy. Don’t do that. Your comments are always good but name calling,not for the idea.

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