Child Care facilities under fire for using HIV/AIDS test to exclude children

Community Development and Social Services Minister Catherine Namugala has revealed that some orphanages and Child care Facilities have been testing children for HIV/AIDS to exclude them from the facilities once tested positive. Ms Namugala said such an act of discrimination was a violation of the...

Mobile health services on the way

The Ministry of Health through the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), has introduced outreach programmes which will enable rural communities have access to health services within their areas. Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr Canisius Banda has disclosed. Dr Banda says the vision of the ministry is...

Unclaimed bodies at UTH rise to 55

The number of unclaimed bodies at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has risen to 55 as of today. UTH Public Relations Officer Pauline Mbangweta who disclosed this to ZANIS in Lusaka today said of the total number 32 are patients that died within UTH whilst 23 were brought...

TB patients in Kazungula districts have to be forced to seek medical care

A Tuberculosis (TB) health care supporter of Siamazila village in Simango area of Kazungula district has bemoaned TB patients' negative attitude towards visiting health centers in the area. Vilet Chinyama, who is also a farmer in the area told ZANIS in an interview in Simango today that...

High HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Kafue worries Govt official

A senior government official is concerned over the high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in Kafue district especially among youths. Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary, Susan Sikaneta, said Kafue is ranked high in terms of HIV/AIDS prevalence because of it being a gateway to Lusaka and Zambia as...

Chief Mwanachingwala queries Health Survey

Chief Mwanachingwala of Mazabuka says the Zambia Demographic and Health survey being jointly conducted by the Ministry of Health and Central Statistical Office may not achieve its intended goals because of lack of seriousness. The Chief told ZANIS in Mazabuka today that it was unreasonable...

MEF launches HIV/AIDS policy

Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation (MEF) has launched an HIV/AIDS work place policy. Launching the policy in Kitwe last evening, MEF Executive Board member Lucy Kasanga said the launch of the policy would be an extension of the foundation's preaching and teaching about HIV/AIDS and other issues. Ms Kasanga hoped...

Advertising medical drugs is illegal- Mwaanga

Government says the advertising of medical drugs is illegal and that all claims of a cure for an ailment need to be scientifically verified before a public announcement can be made. In a Press statement issued to ZANIS this evening, Chief Government spokesman Vernon Mwaanga said...

Critical shortage of drugs hit Lundazi

A critical shortage of essential drugs has hit rural health centres in Malambo valley of Lundazi district, forcing patients to resort to using traditional herbs when they are ill. Chief Mwanya of Malambo valley told ZANIS in Lundazi district that drugs at Mwanya, Chasera and Mkasanga...

Sight Savers International pumps K1.5 billion towards the training of Clinical

The Sight Savers International (SSI) has embarked on a six-year training programme to train 60 Clinical Officers. Organisation Country Representative Joseph Musanje disclosed that  K1.5 billion has been allocated for training the health personnel at Chainama Hills Hospital in Lusaka. Mr. Musanje said the funds would also go...

Condom use vital in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and STIs

Government says consistent and correct use of condoms is vital in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Ministry of Health Director of Clinical Care and Diagnostic Services Dr. James Simpungwe says it is important to promote condoms as a dual protective method...

Cholera cases decline in Nchelenge

The Cholera situation in Nchelenge district in Luapula province has stabilised. Nchelenge District Director of Health, Emestina Chisha, told ZANIS in Nchelenge that only one person is currently admitted to St. Paul's Missions Hospital's Cholera Center as at yesterday. She said there have been no latest cases reported...

Chief Matanda goes for VCT

Chief Matanda of the Ushi people of Mansa district has yesterday led scores of his subjects to undergo Voluntary Counseling and Testing, VCT. Chief Matanda volunteered to be tested for HIV as a measure of encouraging his subjects to know their HIV status in efforts of...

Traditional leader appeals to Govt. to release funds for Kasama hospital rehabs.

A traditional leader in Kasama district has appealed to the government to consider releasing funds  for the rehabilitation of the Kasama general hospital. Mulenga Hill village head person Regina Kayula said currently the hospital was in a deplorable state due to lack of maintenance and needed...

Vet authorities in Lundazi to shoot unvaccinated dogs

The department of Veterinary and Livestock development in Lundazi will soon start shooting unvaccinated and stray dogs in an effort to reduce dog bite cases. Lundazi District Veterinary Officer Dr Christopher Njenje disclosed this during a consultative meeting, attended by all stakeholders in the district and...