Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Government is in need of 60 000 Health Workers – Masebo


Minister of Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo says the country needs an estimation of 60 thousand health workers for it to reach the desired number of human resources to help attain the goal of providing quality health services to all.

Ms Masebo says already, government has started the process of responding to this by employing reasonable numbers of health workers.

Ms Masebo says the successful attainment of Zambia’s goal of being a prosperous middle income country by 2030 begins with the transformation of its people into health and productive ones.

She said during the 15th graduation ceremony of biomedical students at Ndola School of Biomedical Sciences that government is will continue prioritising health service provision as a path way to achieve the goal.

Ms Masebo through a speech read on her behalf by Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, Augustine Kasongo said in recognition of the need for enhanced of continuous professional development.

She said the ministry will continue facilitating training of laboratory staff at masters’ level in biomedical sciences, and that this is already happening at the University of Zambia.

The Health Minister said this presents an opportunity for laboratory personnel to upgrade to post graduate level and specialist in various fields of biomedical sciences.

Ms Masebo says her ministry is emphasising the practice of evidence based medicine and has urged the graduands to promote the highest level of ethical standards.

And speaking earlier, University of Zambia School of Health Sciences Dean, Sody Munsaka said innovation and research is key for the growth of the health sector.

Dr Munsaka said students being offloaded by various schools of should embrace innovation, be responsible, ethical and professional health practitioners.

Dr Munsaka urged the graduands to respect patients and clients as well as maintaining higher levels of confidence as regards to customer or patient records.


  1. Afrikaconnector salutes the new dawn government for this unmatched leadership and commitment to deliver Zambia. We are witnesses to the unmatched leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema and hereby call on the opposition to give government space and time to advance inclusive development whose main beneficiaries are the opposition political parties in Zambia

  2. Very hardworking minister ,this Masebo lady, Detractors are trying hard to pull her down, the good thing is that Zambian people know that she is a very hard working minister, the August 12 bruised victims started by attacking Minister of Information who is doing a brilliant job in that ministry, they are trying hard to destabilise government by attacking individual ministers.

  3. Some bloggers lack capacities to comprehend crafty deals generated by crooked politicians to maintain Ministerial jobs. This politician manipulated Mwanawasa to clinch a Ministerial position, twisted Sata to disband ZAWA and hypnotized HH to fire an innocent PS, Dr. Magwende. South Africa does not relish the disastrous luxury of appointing a NURSE as Minister of Health. Zambians must not be treated as experimental mice/rats; but rather deserve prospects of appointing a well qualified Minister of Health. Otherwise, some Ministers, Officers in Police, ACC & DEC have destroyed HH’s political integrity.

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