Apollo hospital to work closely with Zambia’s health sector

Apollo Hospital in India says it is highly motivated to work closely with Zambia in strengthening health systems after meeting President Edgar Lungu during his State Visit to India from August 20th to 22nd 2019. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Apollo hospital is a 'household...

National Health Insurance should not be politicized-Health Minister

Minister of Health, Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says the National Health Insurance (NHI) should not be politicized because the scheme will benefit the Zambians. Dr Chilufya says the introduction of the National Health Insurance will ensure that all Zambians have access to affordable health care. He said it...

Government will shut down all private health facilities not complying with Mandatory HIV testing

Health Minister, DR Chitalu Chilufya (R) stressing a point on the newly launched HIV /AIDS mandatory testing and counselling that President Edgar Lungu launched on Tuesday. Listening (middle) is Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kampamba Mulenga and Presidential press aid Amos Chanda (left). Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS
GOVERNMENT has threatened to shut down all private health facilities that will not comply with the policy decision of compulsory testing for HIV of individuals who visit health facilities for any ailment. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said the decision to have HIV testing as...

New hospital to be built in Lusaka in conjunction with Morning Side Clinic

MAHTAN Group of Companies chairman, Rajan Mahtan, has disclosed that the Mahtan group of companies have concluded negotiations with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa for the construction of a fully fledged hospital in Lusaka in collaboration with the Morning Side...

Suspending licenses for 40 retail pharmacies in Lusaka commended

The Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia has commended the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority for suspending licenses for 40 retail pharmacies in Lusaka for non-compliance with the provisions of the Medicines and Allied Substances Act (MASA), No. 3 of 2013, part III section 24, subsection...

UTH did not run out of oxygen for operating theatres-Mbangweta

UNIVERSITY Teaching Hospital (UTH) public relations manager Pauline Mbangweta has refuted media reports that the main hospital ran out of supply to the operating theatre. In an interview yesterday Ms Mbangweta explained that the UTH oxygen plant experienced a supply fault of the service...

Dr Chitsabesan’s family make appeal for donations to go to worthy causes in Zambia, in his memory

Tributes have been paid to a doctor who lived his life to the full, despite a five- year battle with cancer. The family of Sabanathan Chitsabesan, who died peacefully at home aged 73, have asked friends and relatives to make donations to an orphanage...

Govt dismisses reports of quashing recruitment of health personnel

DEPUTY Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya
Government has dismissed media reports that it has nullified the recruitment of health workers in the country. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the recruitment of health personnel is on-going using the K73 million funds from the 2016 national budgetary allocation. Dr. Chilufya told Parliament in a...

Zambia’s under five mortality rate has reduced tremendously-UNICEF

United Nations International Childrens Education Fund ( UNICEF )country representative Lotta Sylwander says Zambia 's under five mortality rate has reduced tremendously. In a statement obtasined by ZANIS, last evening Ms Sylwander said it was gratifying to note that the country has child mortality...

Foot and Mouth Disease in Chingola confined

President Lungu's daughter Tasila Lungu feeding the cows at Leston Mwalupanga's farm at in Mwange, Mporokoso. Miss Tasila Lungu is on an invitation of touring the UNICEF and government sponsored youth programmes in Northern Province. Leston is a benefiary of Mwange Youth Resettlement scheme funded by government and UNICEF.
The Foot and Mouth disease which was confirmed at farm A and D in Musenge area of Chingola district on the Copperbelt province has been confined to the same farm, due to the strict quarantine measures that have been put in place by the...

Mukinge hospital appeals for government aid

90% of the construction works of the lecturer theater at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital progress well
The Mukinge Mission Hospital administration in Kasempa district has called on government to help address challenges being faced by the hospital management in the efficient running of the hospital. Mukinge Mission Hospital Acting Executive Director Kingsley Kuwema said the hospital needs an incinerator, a kitchen...

Lusaka continues to record new cholera cases

Cholera Patients in a tent
Lusaka district has recorded 83 New Cholera cases with 60 being adult and 23 children. The total number of cases under treatment is at 179 comprising of 51 children and 128 adults. According to the cholera update released by Ministry of Health Spokesperson Stanslous Ngosa, of...

Cholera Cases continue to rise

Minister of Health, Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya
The Country has continued to record high cases of cholera with 108 new cases recorded today bringing the accumulative number to 2,600. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya told journalists in Lusaka that the escalating cases of cholera is the reason government has banned all gatherings...

Global Fund increases Zambia’s allocation by 36 million US dollars

Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
The Global Fund has increased Zambia’s allocation by 36 million US dollars towards the strengthening of malaria elimination and HIV/AIDS epidemic control. Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya says government has prioritized global health diplomacy in health systems strengthening. Dr Chilufya said this has come at a...

Maamba resident awarded Harvard Stem cell institute internship

Kabungo Yanick Mulumba, a resident of Maamba, Zambia, a graduate of St. Canisius High School, and now a senior at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, is one of forty undergraduate students accepted into the 2014 Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program, which...