National Food and Nutrition Commission introduces a HIP project targeting malnourished adult in rural Zambia

First Lady Esther Lungu flanked by Misissi Outreach Health Centre Nutritionist Lina Sianzele(r) tours some stands during the hand over of food hampers to beneficiaries of Misissi Health Outreach Center at St.Lawrence Parish in Kamwala South.
The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) says it has introduced a project called Health Improved Partnership (HIP) aimed at reducing malnutrition levels in the most affected rural communities in the country. ZANIS reports that (NFNC) Head of Nutrition, Education and Communication,...

Government explains presence of typhoid in the Copperbelt province

Government has dismissed media reports that a total of 25 people have since been diagnosed with typhoid in the Copperbelt province. Health Deputy Minster, Solomon Musonda said although it was true that there is typhoid in the Copperbelt province, the media has blown the issue...

World TB day

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. March 24th commemorates the day...

MOH rep ejected from the meeting over the failed Microbicide Gel research

A ministry of health representative was on Monday ordered to leave a full council meeting in Mazabuka, for failing to provide answers to the failed Microbicide Gel research. The councillors had demanded to be briefed on the outcome of the clinical trial. But Environmental Health Technician,...

Herbalists warn against fake prophets

Some traditional healers in the country have condemned people who flock to some prophets for their healing instead of seeking medication from hospitals. A traditional healer, popularly known as Dr Chalwe Mukuka, has warned that those Zambians seeking medication from fake prophets are doing that...

Turning Mosquito Nets into wedding dress laces, chicken run fences and fishing nets worry government

GOVERNMENT has expressed concern at the increasing number of people misusing Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITNs) by turning them into wedding dress laces, materials for chicken run fencing and fishing purposes. Namwala District Commissioner, Gavia Nsanzya said the mosquito nets should only be utilised to...

Six injured in ambulance accident

Ambulance Belonging to the Ministry of Health
Six people are nursing serious injuries at Michael Chilufya Sata Hospital after their vehicle was involved in an accident along Mpika-Kasama road. The accident happened after the driver of a Mitsubishi Pajero failed to give way to an ambulance which was rushing a patient to...

Mwata Kazembe cheered by Rupiah Banda’s mobile hospitals operating under PF government

Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Kawambwa district has praised the Patriotic Front Government for the provision of mobile hospital medical services.The Mwata expressed his gratitude when newly appointed Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Anna Mwitwa paid a courtesy call on him at his...

High maternal mortality is a source of shame – Daka

Government has described the maternal mortality ratio across Africa and the rest of the world as a source of shame. Acting Heath Minister Peter Daka says midwives, being skilled birth attendants are important in ensuring that pregnancies are well managed and succeed in safely delivering...

More UTH nurses fired

MORE nurses at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have received letters of termination of employment for participating in the recent illegal strike. UTH senior superintendent Luckson Kasonka and Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation president Tommy Yungana confirmed this yesterday. Last week, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde told...

Free health care coming within 90 days

Health Deputy Minister Dr Patrick Chikusu says government is determined to improve the health care system in the country. Dr Chikusu says the PF government has a target of offering free quality health care in 90 days. He says that the need for health care service...

Zambia Medical Association commends swift action by President Lungu’s handlers

Presidcent Edgar Lungu at the Heroes Stadium today
The Zambia Medical Association, ZMA, has commended the handlers of President Edgar Lungu for their swift action when they advised the Head Of State to withdraw from the 2015 Women’s Day celebrations on suspicion that he could be going down with malaria. Commenting on President...

Why 75% of doctors would refuse chemotherapy on themselves

Over 75% of the oncologists polled said that if they had cancer they would never use the same chemotherapy they prescribe for their patients on themselves because of the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy and its unacceptable degree of toxicity.” - Los Angeles Times report The great lack...

Ministry of Health says Cholera outbreak is not a national disaster

Cholera Patients in a tent
Government says it cannot declare the Cholera outbreak in the country a national disaster. ZANIS reports that the Ministry of Health said the high number of cholera cases in the country cannot be declared a national disaster because less than twenty deaths have been...

Zambia takes the yellow fever case to WHO

THE Zambian government has taken the matter in which South Africa has continued to demand for yellow fever certificates from travellers coming from Zambia to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for determination. Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa Muyeba Chikonde confirmed the development in an...