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...

Circumcision ‘reduces HIV risk’

Circumcision can reduce the rate of HIV infections among heterosexual men by around 60%, a study suggests. ...

Govt donates medical equipment, lab to Kakwiya rural health centre.

Government  has donated  mediacl equipment and a laboratory worth K63 m to Kakwiya Rural Health Centre in Petauke. District Director of Health, Kennedy Kabuswe, confirmed the development to ZANIS in Petauke today. Dr. Kabuswe said the centre, which was more than 25 kilometres away from the Boma, did...

Masebo advises Sata not to interfere with civic affairs

Local Government and Housing Minister Sylvia Masebo has advised opposition Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata to respect the operations of the local government system. Mrs. Masebo advised Mr. Sata not to take political differences in the civic affairs of local councils. Mrs. Masebo told ZANIS...

Heart risk pinned down for women

A key protein can help predict the risk of heart disease US researchers say they have developed a more accurate method of predicting if a woman is at risk of heart disease.Current methods were developed 40 years ago and...