Ultra modern hospital for ZANASE underway

Two leading financial institutions have pumped K1.2 billion into the construction of an ultra modern hospital for the Zambia National Services (ZANASE) in Lusaka's Makeni Garrison area The two institutions, Bayport and Microfin, have said the move is a practical demonstration of their social responsibility aimed...

Katuba health post to open soon

Katuba Health post will soon be handed over to the Ministry of Health after construction of a staff house is completed. Chingola District Director of health, Dr Solomon Musonda, said this at a District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) meeting at the council Chamber. Dr Musonda said  the total...

Govt plans nationwide measles campaign

Government through the Ministry of Health has planned a National Wide Measles campaign from 9th to 14th July this year in all the 72 Districts of the Country. Copperbelt Provincial Minister Mwansa Mbulakulima said this in a speech read on his behalf by the Provincial Deputy...

Go for VCT, teachers told

Education Minister, Geoffrey Lungangwa has called on teachers across the country to go for voluntray HIV conselling and testing to Know their HIV/AIDS status. Proffessor Lungwagwa says the country is losing valuable manpower due to HIV/AIDS because people wait until they are sick to go to...

Luwingu residents shun admissions due to alleged poor hygiene at hospital

Some Luwingu residents are allegedly shunning to be admitted to the district hospital due to alleged poor standards of hygiene at the health institution. This came to light when a number of village headmen attending the Ilamfya traditional ceremony held at Chief Chipalo's palace in...

Demand for condoms increases at Copper Frontier Mine

Condoms are on high demand at the newly opened Copper Frontier Mine along the Ndola Mufulira road. This came to light during a Mufulira District Aids Task Force (DATF) planning meeting held today at the district health board room. District Administrative Officer, Mwape Kasanda, informed the members...

Kanganja to lauch HIV/AIDS impact assessment report

Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Joshua Kanganja is tomorrow expected to launch a report on the Impact Assessment of HIV and AIDS on three ministries conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) at a cost of about US $ 100,000. The research which is part...

HIV/AIDS claims 135 teachers in Kasama

About 135 teachers in Kasama District are reported  to have died from HIV/AIDS related ailments from 1998 to date. Kasama District Education Board Secretary Savior Mutila disclosed this today when the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Technology paid a courtesy call on him. Mr. Mutila told the...

ZAMWA gives motherly hand to rural AIDS fight

SINCE the advent of HIV/AIDS, war has been waged against the eradication of the disease by several countries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and to some extent, individuals. And on NGOs that have taken a unique approach towards the fight against HIV/AIDS, is the Zambia Media Women...

HIV/AIDS is major killer in Kalabo – Sakala

Kalabo District Health Director Dr. Jacob Sakala says HIV/AIDS  is the  leading cause of death in the area. Dr. Sakala said malaria was initially the leading cause of death in the district from 2001 to 2005, adding that from 2006 to the first quarter of...

PS refutes HIV/AIDS statistics

Community Development and Social Services permanent secretary Teddy Kasonso has refuted media reports that 20 teachers die in Lusaka and 16 die on the Copperbelt on a monthly basis. And Mr. Kasonso has warned the Zambia National Union of Teachers, ZNUT, to discipline its  members...

PS refutes HIV/AIDS statistics

Community Development and Social Services permanent secretary Teddy Kasonso has refuted media reports that 20 teachers die in Lusaka and 16 die on the Copperbelt on a monthly basis. And Mr. Kasonso has warned the Zambia National Union of Teachers, ZNUT, to discipline its  members...

Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia

Despite improvements in the ability to diagnose malaria, these diagnostic tests are often underused in Zambia, and patients with negative test results are often prescribed anti-malaria medications, according to a study in the May 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on malaria. The recent...

Mataka: advocate of broad AIDS therapy

ASCENDING the lofty heights of limelight in recent times is Elizabeth Mataka, executive director of a non governmental organisation, the Zambia National Aids Network (ZNAN ) established in June 1994. Now she becomes one out of a myriad women to assume the universal role as...

Work as a team – Lwipa urges government heads

Health Deputy Minister, Lwipa Puma, has called on government heads of departments to work inline with government and contribute to national development. Dr Puma said that the government machinery at grass root and district levels was cardinal in national development. Dr. Puma, who is also Lufwanyama...