RB successfully completes 12 cycles of chemo

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Former President Rupiah Banda has successfully completed his 12 cycles of chemotherapy.

Mr Banda said he is feeling much stronger and better.

In a media statement, Mr Banda also thanked the Head of State, Edgar Lungu, his wife Esther and the entire health system.

He pledged to work hard to request Government and the private sector l to fund and improve the access to chemotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of all forms of cancer and also the advanced diagnostic equipment like PET scan.

Mr Banda has also appealed to the corporate world to join him in creating a platform to generate funds through donations and fundraising ventures to help patient’s access the much needed care for their cancers.

“I and my family have gone through a lot in the last 12 months and without them by my side this battle would have been next to impossible. I remain forever indebted to them too.I stand with all cancer patients in Zambia as I know what it takes to fight this ugly disease. My prayers and best wishes go out to you all,” he said.

Mr Banda also urged Zambians to take screening for different cancers very seriously.

Mr Banda said with the coming of the National Health Insurance under NHIMA and the enrolling of many public and private health care providers , screening services can be widely accessed.

The former President was last year diagnosed with cancer of the colon.

14 COMMENTS

  1. This is the good news I wanted on a Friday. Thank you God for looking after your son. I will be popping some champagne to celebrate this good news. Now watch the evil upnd diasporans find a way to criticize this good news. Upnd diasporans are baboons from Congo forests

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  2. This is good news but Lets not wait for it to affect us then we
    Think of investing in this cancer
    Treatments. We should start doing
    It when we are in office.We tend to
    Forget hospitals when we are in
    Office.

  3. But KZ even you when you get sick you will leave this country. You claim to build hospitals and when you are sick you don’t gonin their and you claim to have built a school but your children don’t learn in those schools. You have left everything for the poor

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  4. Alingisha ka tikkkie. This kid is extremely rich. The Libyans washed his hands well well. How can he not complete that expensive treatment.
    Ngani jon solye ubwali ngakale atobeka.
    đŸ™‚

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  5. RB is the last Zambian president to have had all positive economic indicators so we wish him well.

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  6. OBVIOUSLY WE ALL WISH HIM WELL AND A COMPLETE RECOVERY
    BUT THIS GOVERNMENT HAS AN ACCOUNT WITH AN INSTITUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE POLITICANS GO WHEN ILL
    EVEN THEIR SPOUSES ETC ARE ACCOMMODATED IN UPMARKET HOTELS DURING TREATMENT
    THE BILLS RUN INTO MILLIONS …….. YET US MORTALS HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT WE HAVE HERE WHICH IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER
    BUT THE FACT REMAINS IS THIS FAIR AND IS THIS A LEVEL PLAYINTY FIELD

  7. You see now why there is need to equip the local healthcare system. It sves everyone from crossing oceans in future seeking services thousands of kilometers away.

  8. @ Kaizar

    I am still waiting for the day, when you feel you have to say something
    i.e. to say something meaningful WITHOUT dragging in your obsession with “diasporans”.
    Do you think that’s possible?

  9. I use our former president RB well. May God grace continue to rest on him health wise and other areas of life.

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