Zambia must ban poisonous paint on the market – environmentalist

  ZAMBIA must put measures in place to ban the manufacturing, selling and using of paints which contain lead substances to safeguard the health of children in the country, Children’s Environmental Health Foundation (CEHF) National Lead Elimination Advisor Michael Musenga has said. The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of action...

Show-goers in Kitwe scramble for natural sex boosters

SCORES of show-goers in Kitwe are scrambling for natural sex boosters that are on display by a Ndola man at the on- going 57th Copperbelt, Mining, Agriculture and Commercial Show (CMACS). Some of the sex boosters’ labels on display include ‘long lasting sex for both...

HIV people petition govt. for food supplements

People living with HIV and some stakeholders and community members looking after orphans and vulnerable children have petitioned government to start supplying them with food supplements. Field Officer for health and HIV/AIDS at CINDI, Brian Lukonde said many people in Chimwemwe and Chipata compounds have...

Operation of the newly established Levy Mwanawasa Medical University to start in the first quarter of 2019

Levy Mwanawasa Hospital
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says operation of the newly established Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, will start in the first quarter of 2019. Dr. Chilufya says the University which is also the country’s first ever specialized University for health studies has an enrolment capacity of...

Sondashi Formula attracts praise

The Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) is happy that the Sondashi formula SF2000 has been proved useful to contain medicinal value for the fight against the HIV/AIDS. The Sondashi Formula has since been earmarked for phase one of the clinical trials after scientist tasked...

Dr.Kaseba calls for Maternal Protection Act that would enable 6months maternity leave without job loss

First Lady Christine Kaseba has called for the ratification and domestication of the maternity protection in Zambia to help address poverty, maternal and child morality as well as reduce malnutrition among children. Dr Kaseba said in Lusaka yesterday during the national tripartite dialogue on maternity...

5 Cholera cases recorded in Lusaka in the last one month-Dr Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that five Cholera cases have been recorded in Lusaka in the last one month. Dr. Chilufya said the five cases were recorded in Kabanana compound, Chipata compound, SOS and Garden Chilulu compound. The Minister said of the five cases, four...

Canada becomes second country to legalize marijuana nationwide

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened on Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. The sale of legal recreational marijuana...

Epidemics worry Nkandu Luo

Local Government Minister, Nkandu Luo, says she is saddened by the escalating outbreaks of epidemics in the country as a result of poor sanitation. Speaking this morning at Macha in Choma, prof Luo said outbreaks of epidemics such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery have been...

Zambia launch polio vaccination exercise in Chiengi district

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...

Prospects of Presentation of Mental Health Bill to parliament cheers diasbled

Disability Rights Watch is delighted with the indication from the Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya that the Mental Health Bill will be presented before the National Assembly this coming sitting. In a statement today, Disability Rights Watch National coordinator Bruce Chooma has commended the...

Human resource crisis in health is being eased – Daka

Government says it is glad that the human resource crisis in the health sector is being eased in the country. Health Acting Minister Peter Daka said government through his ministry has continued to work out lasting plans to redress the human resource crisis in the...

Percentage of HIV prevalence higher in women than men – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has stated that about 76 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are on Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment. The Ministry has also disclosed that HIV is more prevalent in females than in males with percentages standing at 63 for women and 35 for...

Livingstone water company disputes claims that increase in mosquitoes was caused by their sewer ponds

A Water facility for SOUTHERN Water and Sewerage Company (SWASCO)
SOUTHERN Water and Sewerage Company (SWASCO) has refuted claims that its sewer ponds are to blame for the increase in the number of mosquito population in various parts of Livingstone. Several Livingstone residents have complained of swarms of mosquitoes in their homes, eating places, markets,...

Twenty-seven percent of prisoners in Zambia have HIV

Prisons are excellent breeding grounds for HIV, enabling the AIDS virus to propagate swiftly and stealthily, yet many options exist for tackling the problem, the world AIDS conference heard. Incidence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) runs far higher among the 30 million people...