Israeli Ambassodor to Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Gershon Kedar with Minister of Health Dr Chilufya
Israeli Ambassodor to Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Gershon Kedar with Minister of Health Dr Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the successes in the health sector scored by the Patriotic Front government are a milestone and legacy never seen under any other Presidency.

Dr. Chilufya says the PF government has built close to 5-hundred primary healthcare infrastructure and is in the process of building six tertiary hospitals while in excess of 45 new district hospitals are at different levels of completion.

He said this when he delivered a statement on Universal Health Coverage; lessons from countries at the ongoing 69th session of the World Health Organisation –WHO- regional committee for Africa meeting in Congo – Brazzaville.

Dr. Chilufya said countries would be safer places to live in when they invest in health systems that assure health for all, reduce inequalities and also protect citizens from public health emergencies and diseases.

He told delegates at the meeting that in Zambia, President EDGAR LUNGU is providing transformational leadership by rebuilding health systems in pursuit of Universal Health Coverage anchored on primary health care which is community integrated.

Dr. Chilufya further said in order for Africa to drive its development agenda, it is important to shield itself from shocks of epidemics and health emergencies.

He also informed health ministers from across Africa attending the meeting that President Lungu is addressing the new epidemic of Non communicable Diseases by steering a social movement for physical activity while urging the public to ensure critical focus on nutrition.

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  1. “….health sector scored by the Patriotic Front government are a milestone and legacy never seen under any other Presidency…”

    ,after indebting the country to the tune of $17 billion, even chinama patient should do that……..

    Zambia is now struggling to pay the debt with social services facing a massive cut………

    Nothing to show off about chitalu.

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    • To start with, everything purportedly done by lungu was started by his predecessors. He is just trying to get glory for things that aren’t his. The only thing he has managed to do is inflate the prices of all these works so that he and his friends can benefit through corruption. No matter how much propaganda you churn out, Mr. Lungu will forever be remembered as the corrupt one. It’s a reputation that will follow him to the grave. Just like FTJ and RB.

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    • Can this doctor tell us then why corrupt lazy clueless Lungu and his minions always run to South Africa, India and other countries for their medical needs ? Hello? WHY? Because clueless corrupt Lungu and his buddies do not have faith in their own healthcare system in the country. That’s why. Until the day comes when we no longer see these clowns running to South Africa for their medical issues, and instead use the Zambian hospitals they’re boasting about, we’ll always assume that they know that their attempt at improving the healthcare system in the country sucks. Shame on them. They can’t fool us. Bachepa sana.

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    • If you are old enough you should remember that Kaunda NEVER went abroad for health care. That should tell you a lot about health care during the reign

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  2. What is the Flynn Effect?

    “Per generation, the average IQ test scores increase by 10 points. This is called the Flynn effect, after the researcher who first documented this phenomenon. … According to the Flynn effect theory, the increase in IQ scores can in part be ascribed to improvements in education and better nutrition.”

    It has nothing to do with the President Lungu.

    There are many contributors. What about Donors and taxpayers?

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    • That’s a lie. People get used to the so called IQ tests and are able to tackle them better. These are just tests and can’t be used to determine a society’s intelligence. The are conducted biased ly with a prerequisite of literacy. You don’t have to be literate to be intelligent

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  3. It is so dissapointing that many educated people once in ruling party lose objectivity and start reasoning like street thugs! Dr Chilufya with his education knows that he is talking about “buildings” and NOT effectively rinning hospital that KK and his team established including the UTH where Chitalu trained!So what record,unless he is praising himself in putting up shoddy buildings to line his pocket,PF’s specialisation!

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  4. boss are u ok in mind? we,need to arrange for a ward for u at chainama hospital.we,are not fools. cz,u hve stolen from there

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  5. boss are u ok in mind? we,need to arrange for a ward for u at chainama hospital.we,are not fools. cz,u hve stolen from there

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  6. THATS TRUE —- NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE ONLY HAD PANADOL TO CURE EVERY ILLNESS – MALARIA, DYSENTRY, STOMACH AILMENTS EVERYTHING…….. THE CLINICS ARE FULLY STOCKED WITH THIS DRUG AND NO OTHER DRUG IS AVAILABLE AS PANADOL CURES EVERYTHING !

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    • Today even that panadol is no where to be seen in clinics and hospitals. This is the reality on the ground! Every visit to the clinic or hospital you get a prescription written on a piece of paper extracted from an exercise book! Its very sad.

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    • This is funny. I went to the clinic with sore throat, coughing, chest pain and fever. I was given panadol.

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  7. Had a lot of respect for this man. I thought he is the only man who was clean from the contamination of corruption. Alas! I was cheated with his humility. Behind that humility, there is a corrupt individual. Have stopped judging a book by its cover. Once you read it, that is when you will discover the true content of the book. Politicians should never be trusted. They are all cut from the same cloth of deception.

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  8. There are 2 notable successes: 1 the only medicine available in hospitals are ARVs sponsored by PEPFAR. 1 The second is the commission you’re making from inflated building tenders, and that’s the money that has caused chamba smoker Dandy Crazy to insult us. Have you no shame? God has already answered our prayers, we are just waiting for that day when you’ll walk with faces down due to shame

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  9. And yet we keep on evacuating the few privileged and the only children of God to South African Hospitals. What is the Minister trying to tell the readers of LT
    Let us learn to be objective and call a spade a spade and not a big spoon

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  10. Bwana Minister, it is obvious that you and the birds of the same feather you flock with do not have any shame at all. We all know that your flock with all bululus and connections are evacuated to South Africa or India. Could you please point out where these services are so we can use them? Like someone has already pointed out, KK never went out of the country for his annual medical check ups. It is better to stfu when you have nothing better to say. Believe me, a lot of us are seeing through you.

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  11. At what cost…most of those Chilufya’s health projects cost 10 times as much as he is scooping off the top….Rwanda just delivered a solar project for $23m that will produce 6% of the country’s electricity demand…in Zambia that same project would have been inflated to $230m

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  12. Chilufya probably has even stolen more than Chitotela. Days are numbered for these two ChiChis, fi pompwe!!

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  13. I just wonder what is the point of having a million buildings of purported health facilities when they have no resources to keep these in the state that can benefit the people. Lungu and his cronies know they cannot rip off the country without engaging in such projects. They should be embarrassed to claim that they are improving the healthcare in the country while they are busy trekking abroad for their ailments’ care.

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