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

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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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...

Doctors perform first ever Percutaneous Heart Valvular Interventions at UTH

University of Virginia Cardiac specialists led by US based Dr.Sula Mazimba and Dr Scot Lim have over the last week been conducting rheumatic valvular heart disease screening as well as performing percutaneous valvular interventions at the University of Zambia Teaching Hospital (UTH). The program...

Zambia sees an increase in malaria cases :Roll Back Malaria fight failure?

Vice President Inonge Wina has called on stakeholders to help Government in fighting Malaria.Mrs. Wina said the increase in cases of malaria especially in rural areas is a source of concern and requires concerted efforts from stakeholders. Mrs Wina said malaria is a second killer...

Copperbelt has enough essential drugs-Health Director

Copperbelt Provincial Health Director, Dr Robert Zulu has dispelled reports that some health facilities in the region have run out of essential drugs. Dr. Zulu said he is taken aback that some people have been widely spreading unverified information that some health institutions in...

Zambia Pledges $5.5 million to the Global Fund towards fighting HIV IDS, TB and Malaria.

French President Emmanuel Macron took time to shake hands with Zambia's Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya at the end of the Global Funds Replenishment Conference. President Macron thanked President Lungu and the people of Zambia for their generosity towards the Replenishment of the Global Funds.
Zambia has pledged to contribute 5.5 million United States dollars to the Global Fund towards fighting HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis -TB and Malaria. The money will be paid to the Global Fund between 2020 and 2022. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya who is in Lyon – France...

UTH Eye hospital improves service delivery

The Ministry of Health in partnership with ORBIS with funding from Standard Chartered Bank organized a free eye screening, provision of spectacles and drug campaign in Solwezi on Thursday. Above, an eye specialist George Chipeta from Solwezi Urban clinic (l) screening Christine Kamuyutwa from Highland compound at Kyawama grounds on Friday as Nurse Dorcas Mulenga(m) looks on
Senior Medical Superintendent at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Eye Hospital in Lusaka, Grace Mutati, says the division of the University Teaching Hospital into five hospitals has helped in providing enhanced service delivery to the Zambian people. Dr Mutati says the development has made it...

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...