Not a single politician has declared HIV positive status

John Kabamba has to walk 20 kilometres to a clinic for AIDS therapy and he has no idea how candidates in Zambia's presidential election would ease the suffering of about one million ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Zambians complain that the two main contenders in the...

Mysterious disease did not originate from Zambia, Mbula

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Leslie Mbula has assured the Zambian community in that country that the mysterious illness that recently claimed three South African nationals did not originate from Zambia. Mr Mbula also appealed to the Zambian community to respect the...

Zambia has second highest incidence of Cervical cancer in Africa

The World Health Organization says Zambia and Tanzania have the highest incidence of cancer of the cervix in Africa. From Lusaka, Zambia, Voice of America English to Africa Service reporter Danstan Kaunda said the two countries have established a joint team to help with...

ART adherence failing in Zambia due to lack of food

A regular food supply is vital for people living with HIV as nutrition plays an important role in improving their general standard of health. Many Zambians with HIV however are failing to adhere to treatment regimes because they don’t have enough to eat. In Mkushi’s...

Did mysterious illness really originate from Zambia?

Zambian health authorities are not convinced that the causative agent for the mysterious illness is the  deadly “rodent-borne arenavirus” identified by South African experts as no cases of the illness have been reported in Zambia. Zambian authorities are seeking a second opinion from laboratories in...

Mysterious illness caused by Arena virus

The disease that has killed three people in South Africa and forced others into isolation wards may be rodent borne, a health official said Sunday, SAPA news agency reported. The causative agent has been identified as Arena virus. The members of the family of viruses...

Chinese vegetables under scrutiny for melanine

First it was dairy products and now it's vegetables. There are now fears that Chinese vegetables sold in Australia may be contaminated with melamine, it is reported. Australian food authorities are investigating reports of melamine contamination of vegetables and will complete a safety assessment, the...

Investigation into mysterious disease launched

The Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Zambia have launched an investigation into the mysterious disease suspected to have broken out in Zambia. The unknown disease, which is characterized by fever, coughs and bleeding from...

Mysterious disease originating from Zambia kills 3 in SA

Hospitals in the Gauteng province in South Africa have been placed on high alert following the death of three people from a highly infectious disease that originated in Zambia. On Sunday the Gauteng health department said three people had died in Johannesburg. "We are on high...

Zambia shows malaria control can be effective

The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) says there is evidence that rapid, large-scale malaria control in Zambia is achieving promising results. A survey suggests there has been 50% reduction in the prevalence of malaria in children under five in a period...

USE OF FEMALE CONDOM PROMOTED

A senior Government official in Kasama has called for the massive promotion of the female condom in order to enhance the fight against HIV and AIDS in the country. Kasama District Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Steven Chanda made the call when he launched the newly improved...

ANTHRAX BREAKS OUT IN CHAMA DISTRICT

Anthrax has broken out in Chama District in Eastern Province. Principal Veterinary Officer Joseph Sitali disclosed that a numbner of wild animals have died due to the disease in the district. Dr. Sitali who could not give the number of animals that have died so far,...

Chinese milk scandal could boost Breastfeeding

Milk and milk products from China were banned Thursday in several parts of the world,including India, following reports of thousands of kids and baby animals taking ill after their consumption. The ban against the cheap Chinese milk and its products came after contents of melamine,...

Be on alert over contaminated Chinese milk

The Zambia Consumer Association has reminded health inspectors in the Ministry of Health to be on high alert over the contaminated liquid Milk from China tainted with melamine. Executive Secretary Muyumnda Illilonga said if  all the Milk products have already entered the Country and were...

Ministry of Health donates Motor Vehicles

The Ministry of Health, through National Malaria Control (NMC) Centre has given Chama District Health Management Team twelve Suzuki motor bikes worth K300 million for malaria control exercise in the district. Chama District Director of Health, Mr. Nicholous Muyaba  told ZANIS in Chama that  the...