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...

President Lungu thanks the Japanese Government for continued support towards the health sector

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) being welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his residence in Tokyo,Japan on Wednesday,December 19,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Lungu has thanked the Japanese Government for continued support towards the health sector. President Lungu says the support towards the sector has contributed towards attaining universal health coverage in the country. The Head of State was speaking when Japanese ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashim...

Lead pollution in Kabwe a public health emergency : Anglo American to be sued

Children living in Kabwe are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead, 25 years after mining ended in the area, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The 88-page report, “We Have to Be Worried’: The Impact of Lead Contamination on Children’s Rights in Kabwe,...

President Lungu’s Successes in the health sector never matched by any Zambia President in the past

Israeli Ambassodor to Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Gershon Kedar with Minister of Health Dr Chilufya
Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the successes in the health sector scored by the Patriotic Front government are a milestone and legacy never seen under any other Presidency. Dr. Chilufya says the PF government has built close to 5-hundred primary healthcare infrastructure and is in...

Inonge Wina commissions a medical manufacturing firm

Vice President Inonge Wina
Acting Republican President, Inonge Wina, yesterday commissioned Yash Life Sciences, the manufacturers of quality essential medicines in Kafue’s Shimabala area. Mrs Wina stated that the development is another milestone in the government's quest to an all-round socio-economic landscape of the country. She said the commissioning...

Abortions in Zambia – The silent war

By Ambassador Emmanuel Mwamba "What does the law say?" I questioned while still standing. I am usually known to be calm, always wearing a cheerful smile and speaking in a measured voice, whatever the tensions, threat, puzzle or circumstances. But this matter got me totally unsettled. I had...

Government has transformed Kabwe Mine Hospital in Central Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
Government has transformed Kabwe Mine Hospital in Central Province into a specialised institution for women and children. The health facility will now be called Kabwe Women, New Born and Children's Hospital. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya, who officiated at the ceremony in Kabwe, said the move is...

National Health Insurance bound to fall if stakeholders are not well managed-Mujajati

Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief Executive Officer Dr. Aaron Mujajati delivering the speech whilst Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief operations Officer Kolala Mulenga (l) and Assistant Registrar-Registration Health Professions Council of Zambia Bwembya Bwalya (r) listens during Health Professions Council of Zambia press briefing at there offices
A medical expert has warned that the National Health Insurance will be a flop if stakeholders are not well managed. Since the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme, some key stakeholders such as the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions and the Zambia Federation of...

Cost of Bangweulu Regional Hospital is K154 million-MoH

Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital. The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa. Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health has reiterated that the cost for the construction of the Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Northern Province is K154, 174, 340.72. The Ministry says the figure is contrary to assertions by some section of society that have quoted the cost in United...

Government to refurbish Zambezi District Hospital-Chitalu

Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya says government intends to refurbish Zambezi district hospital in order to provide quality health services to the people. Dr Chilufya also disclosed that government intends to construct mini hospitals in Zambezi district that are aimed at decongesting Zambezi and Chitokoloki...

Foreigners to pay medical fees

Livingstone Central Hospital
Livingstone Central Hospital senior medical superintendent John Kachimba has directed heads of departments to charge a minimum of K3,000 for all foreigners seeking health services at the institution. Dr Kachimba said the money should be deposited into the hospital account and a government receipt should...

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...