HIV/AIDS projects in Gwembe receive K350,000.

The Community Response to HIV/AIDS (CRAIDS) has funded HIV/AIDS projects in Gwembe District in the Southern Province K350 million. National United Nations Volunteer for Gwembe district Ricky Mapulangu made the disclosure to the National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) in Gwembe. Mapulanga said the seven funded projects have...

Water consumers in Nkana want only Nkana Water & Sewerage Company

Residents serviced by Nkana Water and Sewerage Compan in Mufulira on the Copperbelt have threatened to withdraw their support should Mulonga Water Company take over operations. The residents from Kantanshi and Kankoyo Townships stormed ZANIS offices this morning to air their grievance saying they are going...

Govt. releases K10bn for procurement of drugs

Health deputy minister Dr Lwipa Puma says government has released K10.1 billion for the supply of drugs to health institutions throughout the country. And Dr Puma says government will construct 40 health posts throughout the country at a cost of K19 billion. Government will also recruit 1,900...

Levy donates ambulances to two hospitals

President Levy Mwanawasa has donated two ambulances to Mkushi District hospital in Central province and Arthur Davies Children's Hospital in Ndola on the Copperbelt. The two ambulances are valued at US$50,000. Health Minister, Brian Chituwo, who received the donation on behalf of the two health...

KK says KKCAF has helped reduce HIV/AIDS prevalence in Zambia

First republican President Kenneth Kaunda says the Kenneth Kaunda Children of Africa Foundation, KKCAF, has helped scale down the HIV and AIDS prevalence from 19 per cent to about 16 per cent in the country. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Chipata District...

MSF urged not to end project in Nchelenge

Nchelenge district council chairman, Abel Chilukuta, wants doctors without Borders-Holland Medicine San Frontier, MSF, to postpone plans to phase out its HIV/AIDS project in the district. Mr. Chilukuta said the intended pull out of the Humanitarian Aid Agency from the district would adversely affect hundreds...

Medical drugs run out in Mazabuka

Chikankata hospital in Mazabuka has been hit by a shortage of medical drugs. Area Member of Parliament, Munji Habeenzu disclosed this to ZANIS in Mazabuka today. Mr Habeenzu said the shortage of drugs has forced the hospital administration to issue prescriptions to patients. But Mr Habeenzu questioned...

ZRCS cleans Old Soweto market

The Zambia Redcross Society General Secretary, Charles Mushitu says Soweto Market is a strategic market which requires high standards of hygeine to be maintained. Mr. Mushitu says the need to keep the market clean can not be over-emphaised because most farm produce...

Cannabis ‘disrupts brain centre’

Scientists have shown how cannabis may trigger psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia. A King's College London team gave healthy volunteers the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). They then recorded reduced activity in an area of the brain which keeps inappropriate thoughts at bay. THC levels are thought...

Zambia Sugars embarks on construction project at Mazabuka hospital

The Zambia Sugar Company PLC has embarked on the construction of new surgical wards and water reticulation system at Mazabuka District Hopsital. Zambia Sugar company Corporate Affairs Manager, Lovemore Sievu disclosed the development to ZANIS in Mazabuka today, and said the company will implement the projects under...

Veep hails Prof Nkanza

Vice-President, Rupiah Banda, has hailed a private health practitioner for setting up a laboratory in Lusaka saying this would cut costs for patients travelling abroad seeking medical tests. Mr Banda said this when he officially opened Professor Nkanza’s laboratories in Lusaka yesterday. Mr Banda described the...

Levy directs Minister of Science to curb GMO imports

President Mwanawasa has ordered the immediate issuance of a statutory instrument to curb the smuggling into the country of suspected  genetically modified agricultural products. Mr Mwanawasa has directed Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Peter Daka to issue the statutory instrument. The President issued the...

New Start Center urged to provide mobile VCT services

The Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) of Chipata in Eastern province has requested the New Start Centre to provide mobile VCT services in Mambwe district following an outcry by residents. ADRA district coordinator Boniface Kalaswa disclosed that ADRA had already approached New Start Centre to...

HIV patients in Mazabuka abandon ARVs

Some people living with the HIV/AIDS Virus in Mazabuka are reported to have stopped taking anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) in preference for herbal medicine being sold in private drug stores. District Aids Coordinating advisor, Pastor Kenan Ndhlovu disclosed this during a District Development Coordinating Committee meeting held...

Half a million children were born with HIV in Africa

About half a million children were born with HIV in Africa last year. According to a UN Report made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today, most of the children were destined to die before their second birthday despite the presence of drugs that could help...