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HIV/AIDS claims 135 teachers in Kasama

About 135 teachers in Kasama District are reported  to have died from HIV/AIDS related ailments from 1998 to date. Kasama District Education Board Secretary Savior Mutila disclosed this today when the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Technology paid a courtesy call...

ZAMWA gives motherly hand to rural AIDS fight

SINCE the advent of HIV/AIDS, war has been waged against the eradication of the disease by several countries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and to some extent, individuals. And on NGOs that have taken a unique approach towards the fight against HIV/AIDS,...

HIV/AIDS is major killer in Kalabo – Sakala

Kalabo District Health Director Dr. Jacob Sakala says HIV/AIDS  is the  leading cause of death in the area. Dr. Sakala said malaria was initially the leading cause of death in the district from 2001 to 2005, adding that from 2006...

PS refutes HIV/AIDS statistics

Community Development and Social Services permanent secretary Teddy Kasonso has refuted media reports that 20 teachers die in Lusaka and 16 die on the Copperbelt on a monthly basis. And Mr. Kasonso has warned the Zambia National Union of Teachers,...

PS refutes HIV/AIDS statistics

Community Development and Social Services permanent secretary Teddy Kasonso has refuted media reports that 20 teachers die in Lusaka and 16 die on the Copperbelt on a monthly basis. And Mr. Kasonso has warned the Zambia National Union of Teachers,...

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...
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