Research to use a vaccine made from genetically modified material for diarrhoea in infants given green light

The National Biosafety Aiuthority has given a go ahead to the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia to conduct research using a vaccine made from genetically modified material aimed at fighting diarrhoea in infants. And the Authority has also also granted FREDDY HIRSCH Group...

Indian Hospital offers free air tickets to the underprivileged patients in Zambia

Zambian High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga
One of India's leading private hospitals, KIMS, has offered free air tickets to the underprivileged patients in Zambia to be treated in India if a Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Government. KIMS Hospital Director Bollineni Abhinay says the MOU should further lead to...

President Lungu commissions phase II of the Ultra-Modern Central warehouse of the Medical Stores

President Lungu arrives at the Commisioning of the warehouse in the company of Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya, PF Deputy SG Mumbi Phiri and Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo
President Edgar Lungu has today commissioned phase II of the Ultra-Modern Central warehouse of the Medical Stores Limited. The warehouse which has been put up at a total cost of over 15 million United States dollars will increase the storage capacity for the Medical Stores...

Over 17, 000 girls receive HPV vaccine

Over 17, 000 girls have received the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Chongwe, Kafue and Lusaka districts. The Ministry of Health says the 17, 600 girls vaccinated so far is a work in progress towards the targeted number of 50, 000 girls. The Ministry of Health...

Tobacco, Alcohol Fueling Cancer

Women Drinking Beer
A breast cancer expert has warned that increased tobacco and alcohol intake is fueling breast cancer cases among women in the country. Pelham Hazeley said that breast cancer cases are on the increase and attributed this to substance abuse and unhealthy lifestyles. Dr. Hazeley who is...

Over 17, 000 girls receive HPV vaccine

Some of the Recipients for the Sanitary pads
Over 17, 000 girls have received the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Chongwe, Kafue and Lusaka districts. The Ministry of Health says the 17, 600 girls vaccinated so far is a work in progress towards the targeted number of 50, 000 girls. The Ministry of Health...

Sugar In Fruit Juice May Raise Risk Of Cancer, Study Finds

Drinking large amounts of fruit juice may raise your risk of cancer, according to a big study which has found a link between the regular consumption of all kinds of sugary drinks and the likelihood of developing the disease. The study, carried out in France,...

Sexual Reproductive Health vital for young girls.

Some of the Recipients for the Sanitary pads
The Non-Governmental and Gender Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) in Luapula Province have introduced Anti Marriage Clubs in all the schools located within the chiefdoms they operate from. Project Officer Patricia Lwaile discloses that the clubs are not only for girls who were withdrawn from...

Foot and Mouth Disease in Chingola confined

President Lungu's daughter Tasila Lungu feeding the cows at Leston Mwalupanga's farm at in Mwange, Mporokoso. Miss Tasila Lungu is on an invitation of touring the UNICEF and government sponsored youth programmes in Northern Province. Leston is a benefiary of Mwange Youth Resettlement scheme funded by government and UNICEF.
The Foot and Mouth disease which was confirmed at farm A and D in Musenge area of Chingola district on the Copperbelt province has been confined to the same farm, due to the strict quarantine measures that have been put in place by the...

The Food Safety Bill be taken back, adequate consultations were not done

The Zambia Institute of Environmental Health has recommended that the Food Safety Bill be taken back for submissions as it evidently shows that adequate consultations were not done. Institute President Kennedy Chishimba said most of his members were not consulted adequately in the formulation of...

Bill presented to Parliament does not provide a conducive environment for the private sector to promote food safety-Nutrition Alliance

The Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance says the Food Safety Bill presented to Parliament by Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya does not provide a conducive environment for the private sector to promote food safety. Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Mathews...

Banker James Kapesa appointed Director General of the National Health Insurance Management Authority

Seasoned Banker James Kapesa has been appointed as Director General of the newly constituted National Health Insurance Management Authority. The Authority will be responsible for the day today management of the K1.2 billion per year Health Insurance Fund which the Zambian government hopes will drive...

Zambia intensifies screening of Ebola and measles at Border with DRC

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says intensified public health surveillance systems at the borders, in the wake of the Ebola and measles outbreak in the neighboring DRC, is the sure way to avoid the spread of the diseases to Zambia. Speaking to health workers during...

17000 children to die annually if nutrition is not made a priority

The Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance says 17,000 children will continue to die in Zambia annually if nutrition is not made a priority by those in Authority. Mathews Mhuru, the Alliance Country Coordinator has observed that currently, efforts by government to end malnutrition...

The rural diet is the best – Health Minister

  The marketeers at a little market in Kalaba area of Kaputa met with fortune when they sold their goods as well as doubled their capital in under 15 minutes after going for several days without any significant sales. This was when the Health Minister Dr....