Hiv prevalence declines among Zambia pregnant women

-First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa says the HIV prevalence in Zambia had declined among 20 to 24-year- old pregnant women in urban areas where it dropped from 30 percent in 1994 to 24 percent in 2004 with only 14 percent of the estimated 460,000 pregnant...

Doctors getting frustrated with PF Government

The Resident Doctors Association has disclosed that the levels of frustration among medical doctors working in the public health sector have reached alarming levels. Association President Dr Francis Mupeta has warned that Government is sitting on a time bomb for its failure to address doctors’...

European Parliament Rejects GMOs in Europe and Africa

No GMOs in Africa Members of the European parliament do not want GMOs imported into the EU, so it is only logical that they also oppose promoting GMOs in Africa. But that’s precisely what is happening through the so-called New Alliance for Food Security and...

Zambia targets higher coffee output in 2008/09

Zambia plans to raise coffee output to 4,300 tonnes in 2008/09 from 3,500 tonnes the previous season, but the sector still faces many hurdles, a senior industry official said on Tuesday. Joseph Taguma, the head of the Zambia Coffee Growers Association (ZCGA), said coffee production...

Livingstone mayor warns dog owners

Livingstone mayor, Grace Shafik, has asked pet owners in the township to ensure that they cage their dogs in order to avoid the outbreak of rabies or face the law. Ms Shafik has also urged the veterinary department to put deliberate measures aimed at educating...

Phase one of the trials for the Sondashi Formula Completed

Dr. Ludwig Sondashi
The National Science and Technology Council -NSTC- says phase one of the clinical trials of the Sondashi formula have been concluded. NSTC Chief Executive Officer Alfred Sumani says the clinical trials that included testing the safety of the components of the medicine and side...

Pictures of Fund Raising Walk for procurement of Sanitary pads for girls

On June 1st 2019 Scott & Bennett Ltd (Manufacturers of Femcare Sanitary Pads), Zambia WASHE Advocacy Network and the Lusaka Mayor's office (represented by Councillor Bupe Mulenga) were part of a fund raising walk from On The Run filling station to Arcades with some...

Kalabo hospital to begin screening Angolan travellers for Ebola

Kalabo District Hospital has announced that it will soon start screening travellers between Zambia and Angola for possible Ebola virus. District Medical Officer Arthur Mutuna told ZANIS in an interview that there is a lot of cross border trade between Zambia and Angola hence...

Reasearchers’ HIV gel success claims receive mixed feelings

The pronouncements that researchers had achieved an important break-through in the fight against HIV and genital herpes with a vaginal gel that significantly reduces a woman’s risk of being infected with these viruses has been received with mixed feelings. The results of the safety and...

Government to set up public University with a medical school in Livingstone

The government is planning to set up Zambia’s fourth public university that will include a new school of medicine in Livingstone. Southern Province Permanent Secretary Dr Chileshe Mulenga says the university, will be named after the Scottish explorer and missionary, David Livingstone. Dr Mulenga says there...

Dr Kaseba is a true champion for women’s nutrition- Blanchard

A visiting nutrition advocate from the United Kingdom has commended First Lady Christine Kaseba’s relentless efforts to improve the nutritional status of Zambian women. Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Network Manager at Save the Children UK Claire Blanchard said in an interview in Lusaka...

K150 million scam in Mungwi takes a new twist

The over K 150 million meant for HIV/AIDS activities in Mungwi District has taken a twist with health authorities accusing a Lusaka based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) of being behind the financial scam. Reacting to allegations of misuse of funds at Mungwi District Health Office,...

Government launches 3 policies aimed at aimed at enhancing the provision of health service

Vice president Inonge Wina
Government has launched three policies and two strategic documents aimed at enhancing the provision of health services in the country. The three policies are the National Health in All Policies Strategic Frame Work, National Alcohol Policy and National Alcohol Policy Implementation Plan. On the other hand,...

Matibini calls for sustained and contextualised sexual reproductive health response

United Nation Fund for Population Actives (UNFPA)Country Director Mary Otieno(r) Secretary General of Southern African Development Community Esau Chiviya second to the right Chairperson of the Nation Assembly Christopher Kalila second to the Lift with Deputy Clerk Procedures Roy Ngulube he Orientation Workshop on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights , at Parliament Buildings
SPEAKER of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has called for sustained and contextualised sexual reproductive health (SRH) response at national level. Dr Matibini has since implored members of Parliament (MP) to influence change to advance sexual reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and governance issues. “We have...

Newly commissioned Kapiri District Hospital operating normally – management

The newly commissioned Kapiri District Hospital has successfully attended to over 2,700 clients seeking various medical services since its commissioning by President Rupiah Banda in April this year. And Government says contrary to media assertions, the District Hospital was not prematurely opened as it had...