UTH delivers another set of quads born

University Teaching Hospital Women and Newborns hospital has delivered another set of Quadruplets, making it the second this year. The three boys and a girl were delivered on September 22, 2019 with birth weights ranging from 1.9 to the lowest at 1.5 Kilogrammes. Women and New...

Decentralizing medical stores into regional hub begins

SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, HONOURABLE, DR CHITALU CHILUFYA
Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says with President Edgar Lungu's unwavering resolve to attain Universal Health, government has embarked on a modernization of the supply chain beginning with decentralizing medical stores into regional hubs. Dr. Chilufya says with support from cooperating partners 48 storage...

Speaker directs Energy Minister to explain why Health Centres are being load shed

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa to issue a ministerial statement on Tuesday next week to Parliament to update the nation on the status of load-shedding in health facilities. Dr. Matibini says Mr. Nkhuwa must carry out a...

Zambia makes strides towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in New York, USA joined several Heads of State, political and health leaders
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu yesterday joined several Heads of State, political and health leaders, policy makers, and universal health coverage champions at a High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of...

CSO-SUN on Board to supplement Government’s efforts in reaching out to families affected by hunger

CSO-SUN officials handing over promotional items during the awareness raising event in Siavonga
The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance is happy that the Department for International Development has come on Board to supplement Government’s efforts in reaching out to families affected by hunger in the country. The CSO-SUN Country Coordinator Mathews Mhuru says these efforts are commendable...

Zambia gets K2.5 million HIV Epidemic Control

The United States (U.S) government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program, has this year awarded over K2.5 million to 13 community and faith-based non-governmental organizations, representing eight provinces in Zambia. The organizations were selected from more...

Ministry of Energy directed to ensure there is no power cut to health facilities

THIS NATURAL PHENOMENON IS, A FORCE MAJEURE IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE CHANGE,
President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Energy to priorities supplying electricity to Health institutions with effect from midnight today. President Lungu said hospitals and clinics should be given first priority by ZESCO, as the country grapples with load shedding. He made the directive during...

President Lungu directs Ministry of Energy to prioritise power supply to hospitals and health centres

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Energy to prioritise power supply to hospitals and health centres starting midnight today. The President has further directed the Ministry to prioritise power supply to water supply operations in the country to avert shortages in water supply. President...

Apollo hospital to work closely with Zambia’s health sector

Apollo Hospital in India says it is highly motivated to work closely with Zambia in strengthening health systems after meeting President Edgar Lungu during his State Visit to India from August 20th to 22nd 2019. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Apollo hospital is a 'household...

Apollo Hospital in India motivated to work closely with Zambia in strengthening health systems

Apollo Hospital in India says it is highly motivated to work closely with Zambia in strengthening health systems after meeting President Edgar Lungu during his State Visit to India from August 20th to 22nd 2019. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Apollo hospital is a 'household...

Brain Mushimba on GMOs: There is nothing today that is not modified in one way or another

Transport Minister Brian Mushimba
Minister of Higher Education Dr Brain Mushimba has said that there is nothing today that is not modified in one way or another. Speaking during the tour of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA), Dr Mushimba said that even drought-resistant crops have been...

Government put in place measures to help curb the growing concern of drug resistance among patients

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical services Kennedy Malama
The government says it has put in place measures to help curb the growing concern of drug resistance among patients. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of technical services Kennedy Malama noted with concern that cases of drug resistance among HIV, TB, and fungal...

Patients being sent back to die at home by medical personnel due to load shedding

Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, conducts a Minor Surgical Procedure of incision and drainage of an absess(boil) in the left armpit of a woman at Chilenje 1st level hospital in Lusaka.
Patients at George Clinic in Lusaka’s Matero Constituency are being sent back by medical personnel due to load shedding. Residents in the area have complained that their relatives are being sent to die at home whenever there is a power outage at the institution. Those talked...

Government commits to increase budgetary location to health sector

Bwalya Ngandu
Finance Minister Hon. Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu says the Zambian Government has committed itself to progressively increase the budget allocation for health care services. Dr. Ng’andu indicated that this year, 13.43% of the budget allocation for health care services is for the primary health care needs. The...

New Nurses still not on Payroll, despite President Lungu’s directive to hire them 4 months ago

There is growing frustration among newly recruited nurses in the country due to delays by the government to put them on the payroll. On President Edgar Lungu’s directive, the Ministry of Health four months ago employed 3,000 nurses who have been deployed countrywide. However, four months...