TWELVE (12) Paris Descartes University Medical Students have secured Medical supplies to be donated to health centers in six (6) villages of Livingstone, Southern Province.
The Students, who are scheduled to travel to Zambia next week for forty two (42) days on a “Twabuka Project” in Southern Province intend to construct an infirmary at Twabuka Primary School near Livingstone as well as pay for a weekly visit by a Health Professional.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to France Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata was amazed and encouraged by the level of enthusiasm exhibited.
Ambassador Dr. Kaseba-Sata, a physicianand surgeon, specialized in gynecologyand obstetrics gave the Students a comprehensive talk on contemporary health development issues in Zambia.
“it is gratifying to note that out all Countries in the continent you picked Zambia for your project. The government under the able Leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is committed to the Universal Health Coverage agenda as evidenced by the implementation process of both the Seventh National Development Plan 2017-2021, and the National Health Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which are resultant and offer the necessary guidance towards achieving the Nation’s vision 2030”.Ambassador Dr. Kaseba-Sata said.
The Ambassador noted also that efforts were being made to improve distribution of health facilities at all levels and enhancing the capacity of healthcare personnel as well as supply of essential drugs and medical supplies Nationwide.
The Students have partnered with two associations namely Solidarité étudiants médecine (SOLEM) and Paving the Way to School (PWS) who are already working on different projects in Zambia.