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Enhance sensitisation on Elephantiasis drug administration- Solwezi DC

Solwezi District Commissioner, Rosemary Kamalonga has called for enhanced sensitisation on the importance of the elephantiasis mass drug administration, slated for April 12th , 2021. Ms Kamalonga said elephantiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases that is...

Chilanga records 513 COVID-19 cases since outbreak

Chilanga District has recorded 513 positive COVID-19 cases and three deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic. Chilanga District Health Director Leah Namonje has disclosed that 5,651 tests have been conducted in the district and that 468 people have...

Global Fund releases money for personal protective equipment

Health Minister Jonas Chanda has disclosed that the Global Fund has released 22 million United States Dollars for the fast track procurement of equipment and supplies for frontline health workers in the fight against COVID-19. Dr Chanda said...

COVID-19 vaccine to cover only 20% of the Population

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Kennedy Malama says government will only cover 20 percent of the 8.4 million citizens who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Dr Malama notes that among the 8.4...

Govt concerned with people’ skepticism over COVID-19 vaccine

Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 140 new cases of COVID -19 out of 3,393 tests conducted representing a 4% positivity. This also brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases recorded to date to 88,012, Minister of...

US govt pumps K36.75 million in Covid-19 vaccine campaign

Government has received K36.75 million from the United States government meant for the country’s COVID -19 vaccination campaign. Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda who announced the development in a Ministerial statement on COVID-19, said the funds will be used...

16 medical doctors succumb to covid-19 in 90 days

The Zambia Medical Association has disclosed that 16 medical doctors have succumbed to COVID-19 from January 2021 to date. Association President Dr. Samson Chisele says the Association is worried to see such a huge number of frontline health workers die...

Zambia not immune to third wave Covid-19 threat

Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda says Zambia is not immune to the current threat of the third wave of Covid-19 that European countries and some parts of Africa are grappling with. Dr Chanda has however reassured that the Covid-19 vaccine...

Vaccine Programme will be done cautiously on a voluntary basis-Health Minister

Health Minister Dr Jonas Chanda says available scientific evidence shows overwhelmingly that vaccine deployment is key in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control. In a statement issued to the media today, the Minister stressed that Vaccine Programme will be done...

Seven arrested for medicinal related offences – ZAMRA

Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has arrested three businessmen of Chipata District in Eastern Province and charged for two counts of obtaining unapproved medicine (Ivermectin) from unauthorized suppliers. This is contrary to Section 58 (2) (c) of the Medicines...

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President Lungu to go into the PF General Conference as Sole Candidate

PF Secretary General Davies Mwila says no one has filed in for PF Presidency other than President Edgar Chagwa...