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3,650 Prisoners in Zambia living with HIV/Aids

Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) Commissioner General Fredrick Chilukutu has revealed that out of close to 25,000 inmates housed in various correctional centers in the country 3,650 are receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). Mr. Chilukutu said special emphasis must be placed on...

Nalumango reiterates Zambia’s commitment to fight poor nutrition

Vice President, Mutale Nalumango, says government is committed to addressing issues of nutrition in order to achieve universal access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. This is in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal number two which aims at ending hunger...

Drug resistance becoming public health threat-Masebo

The Ministry of Health says the alarming levels of drug resistance in the country are turning into a serious public health threat. Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo, said there is a growing trend of Zambians abusing prescribed and unprescribed drugs,...

ZNPHI calls for collaborated efforts to fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

The Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) has called for collaborated efforts across all sectors in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). ZNPHI Director General, Roma Chilengi disclosed that Antimicrobial Resistance remains a threat to humans, animals, plants and the...

Israeli Govt to strengthen pediatric care support in Zambia

Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israeli’ Save the Child’s Heart organisation (SACH) aimed at developing a specialised heart care service at National Heart Hospital in Chongwe district. Speaking during the signing ceremony today in Lusaka, Minister...

Government committed to reducing maternal and child deaths

Minister of Health Sylvia T. Masebo has said the Government through the Ministry of Health is committed to reducing maternal and child deaths and put an end to avoidable deaths of the newborns. Commenting on the 2022 World Prematurity Day,...

Chilanga adolescents demand ‘freedom’ to access health information

Adolescents in Chilanga district have called on the government to consider creating a conducive environment where young people can gain access to information in health centres without feeling intimidated. Chairperson of the Adolescent group at Chilanga Clinic, Moriah Chileya, said...

Government receives $3 million worth medicines, medical supplies

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Lackson Kasonka, has expressed gratitude towards the donation of medicines and medical supplies worth US$3 million from Good Neighbours Zambia. Professor Kasonka has since assured that the supplies will be distributed...

Malaria prevalence reduces in Zambia

The National Malaria Eliminated Center says the country has made progressive strides in the fight against malaria. Acting Director Busiku Hamainza says malaria prevalence in a thousand population people have reduced from 428 per 1000 population...

Closing the treatment gap for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers living with HIV cardinal

Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo has said closing the treatment gap for pregnant and breastfeeding adolescent mother living with HIV is cardinal to end AIDS in children by 2030. Speaking at the HIV/Aids advocacy campaign luncheon on ending aids...

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Rwanda, Zambia explore ties in correctional services

In a bid to address the challenges in the area of corrections particularly as it relates to community safety...