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Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia

Despite improvements in the ability to diagnose malaria, these diagnostic tests are often underused in Zambia, and patients with negative test results are often prescribed anti-malaria medications, according to a study in the May 23/30 issue of JAMA, a...

Mataka: advocate of broad AIDS therapy

ASCENDING the lofty heights of limelight in recent times is Elizabeth Mataka, executive director of a non governmental organisation, the Zambia National Aids Network (ZNAN ) established in June 1994. Now she becomes one out of a myriad women to...

Work as a team – Lwipa urges government heads

Health Deputy Minister, Lwipa Puma, has called on government heads of departments to work inline with government and contribute to national development. Dr Puma said that the government machinery at grass root and district levels was cardinal in national development. Dr....

Government calls for studies on causes of high HIV rates

Government has called for regional studies on the causes of the high HIV infection rates in the country. Northern Province Permanent Secretary Joel Ngo said this when he officiated at a Consultative Meeting on the Drivers of the HIV/AIDS pandemic held...

‘Some clinical officers in Mazabuka lack of diagnosis skills’

District health information officer Bernard Uteka  says lack of diagnosis skills among clinical officers in Mazabuka is the major challenge facing most health workers in the district. Mr. Uteka said this has led to an increase in Malaria cases. Mr Uteka...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Latest News

2020 Labour Day gatherings cancelled

The government has announced the cancellation of gatherings for Labour Day events at national, provincial and district levels. Minister of...

Let’s support Lungu in fighting COVID-19-Lusambo

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has called on Zambians to continue rallying behind President Edgar Lungu as the country intensifies its battle against the...

WHO concerned about Africa as COVID-19 cases accelerate across the continent

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not...

Barotse Royal Establishment appeals to people in Western Province to adhere to the preventive measures outlined against COVID-19

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has appealed to the people in Western Province to be deliberate and adhere to the preventive measures outlined...

ZACCI proposes buy, sell local during lockdowns

The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has advised government to consider supporting import substitution measures by giving markets the priority to buy...
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