President Lungu Commissions a Nursing school in Lumezi

His Excellency President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
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President Edgar Lungu has emphasized the need to expand the nurses and midwives training institutions, in order to produce adequate health professionals in the country. President Lungu notes that human capital development is key to universal health coverage and a cornerstone in the...

Itezhi-Tezhi records reduction in Malaria cases

Malaria causing Mosquito
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Itezhi-tezhi District in Central Province has recorded a significant reduction in the number of malaria cases this year, as a result of the preventive measures put in place. Itezhi-tezhi Council Chairman Steven Shaloba said malaria cases have reduced from 159 per 1000 people in...

Syphilis testing in pregnant women falls short in Zambia

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The vast majority of pregnant women in Zambia undergo HIV testing, but testing for syphilis is not nearly as common. This is according to a study by Rindcy Davis, PhD, of Columbia University in New York City and Xu Xiong MD, DrPH, of Tulane University...

Zambia launch polio vaccination exercise in Chiengi district

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Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has launched a polio vaccination exercise in Chiengi district with a target of reaching out to over 8,000 children who are five years and below. Dr. Chilufya kicked off the exercise in Pilias village on the banks of Lake Mweru where...

Chief Madzimawe calls for close colloboration in the fight against genitalia elongation

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Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni speaking people in Eastern Province says there is need for close collaboration among stakeholders in fighting female genital elongation. The Traditional Leader said this is a harmful practice recognized as a form of female genital mutilation and has seen some...

Abolishing of initiation ceremonies in East welcome

Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri
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Minister of Gender, Elizabeth Phiri, has praised the traditional leadership in Eastern Province for doing away with initiation ceremonies for boys and girls under the age of 18 years, as a way of combating teen pregnancies and early marriages in their chiefdoms. Ms Phiri has...

Critical shortage of medical supplies in government hospitals and clinics on the Copperbelt distressing- Sinkamba

Kitwe Central Hospital
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Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says the critical shortage of medical supplies in Government hospitals and clinics is distressing. He has called upon the Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to urgently restock supplies in order to curb unwarranted deaths and pain and suffering. And...

North western province remains vulnerable to diseases like cholera, yellow fever and Ebola

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North western province remains vulnerable to infectious diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and Ebola which are present in neighbouring countries sharing boarders with the region, provincial permanent secretary, Willies Mangimela has said. Mr Mangimela said for this reason stakeholders in the region need to...

Over 19, 000 households in Mumbwa District are to benefit from various malnutrition interventions

Mongu District Commissioner Susiku Kamona (r) on a motorbike during the donation of 14 motorbikes and 300 bicycles to Government Ministries involved in Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) activities to fight against malnutrition in children in Mongu
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Over 19, 000 households in Mumbwa District are to benefit from various malnutrition interventions in the next four years under the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN 2) USAID funds. And about 1,400 people will directly benefit from agriculture farming inputs to boost food security at household...

Malaria death down by 70%

Commissioning of the Kidney transplant centre at the University Teaching Hospital by Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
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Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government’s investments in the health sector has seen the reduction of malaria related deaths by more than 70 percent. Speaking on the sidelines of the Elimination 8 engagement forum in Gaborone, Botswana, Dr. Chilufya said government’s intervention include investments in...

Merck Foundation to send medical personnel to India to specialize in IVF

she is involved in charity work donation for rural Zambians that sometimes cannot be reached via conventional government channels
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The Ministry of Health in partnership with Merck Foundation will next month send medical personnel to India to specialize In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Assistant Director Clinical Care and Diagnostic Services, Daniel Makawa says the specialized personnel will help in harvesting eggs and complete the process...

Healthy Zambia begins with me :OBESITY

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Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems.It often results from consuming more calories (empty) than are burned by exercise and normal daily activities. Obesity has been on the rise globally and leading preventable cause of death in...

The devil is in the detail: Shortfalls of the National Heal Insurance (General) regulation 2019 -Statutory Instrument No. 63

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By Peslie Gibson Ng’ambi PhD Scholar, MSc, BPharm The Statutory instrument (SI) no. 63 of 2019 giving some regulations surrounding the national health insurance was recently released by the Minister of health. In addition, it has been announced that although deductions will be effected now, contributors...

1, 470 girls targeted for HPV vaccine in Chasefu

Ministry of Health in partnership with Orbis through the sponsorship of Standard Chartered Bank under its seeing is believing Initiative (Sib) is administering mass eye drugs to the communities in Kasempa to eliminate Trachoma. Above, school pupils at Mukinge Girls secondary school queuing up to receive the eye drug in Kasempa
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The Ministry of Health in Chasefu District has targeted 1, 470 girls aged 14, to be vaccinated against human papilloma virus during the fourth coming 2nd round of child health week slated for November this year. Chasefu district health director, Dr Muyinda Musamba...

Polio case has been recorded in Zambia’s Luapula Province

Commissioning of the Kidney transplant centre at the University Teaching Hospital by Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
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Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has revealed that a case of Poliomyelitis has been recorded in CHIENGE district, Luapula Province. Dr. Chilufya said the case involves a two-year-old boy of Kalima Village who developed weakness in both lower limbs on the 16th of July, 2019. And...