Government expresses shock over increased number of patients preferring prayers to treatment

Government has expressed shock that there is an increased number of people preferring healing prayers and sessions at Churches to routine health services being offered in clinics and hospitals.. And Mwense District Medical Officer Doctor Peter Bwalya has described the move by...

Zambian HIV rate prevalence rate reduces- Dr Chilufya

Deputy Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya
Health  Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Zambia has recorded progress in the reduction of HIV prevalence rate to 11.6 percent among people between the ages of 15 and 49. Dr Chilufya said Government was committed to reducing HIV prevalence further through strengthened health systems and expanding access to primary health...

Government puts measures against drug pilfering

Health Minister, Joseph Kasonde, has disclosed that Government, through his Ministry, has put in place stringent measures to curb the pilfering of drugs across the country. Dr Kasonde made the revelations at Mwachisompola Health Demonstration Zone in Chibombo district in Central Province when he paid...

Livingstone Director of health appears in court for abuse of authority

Livingstone District Director of Health Dr Jelita Chinyonga today appeared in the magistrate court on a charge of abuse of authority of office contrary to section 99 subsection 1 of the laws of Zambia. Dr Chinyonga, 46, of House number 292 Mushili way in Livingstone,...

Lusaka records 27 new cases of cholera

Government has disclosed that Lusaka has recorded 27 new cases of cholera as of yesterday. Lusaka District Commissioner, Christah Kalulu, attributed the emergence of new cases to the continuous rainfall that has been experienced in the past few days . She said the district has currently...

President Lungu thanks the Japanese Government for continued support towards the health sector

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) being welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his residence in Tokyo,Japan on Wednesday,December 19,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018
President Edgar Lungu has thanked the Japanese Government for continued support towards the health sector. President Lungu says the support towards the sector has contributed towards attaining universal health coverage in the country. The Head of State was speaking when Japanese ambassador to Zambia Hidenobu Sobashim...

Health workers abandon Moobe clinic due to witchcraft

All health workers at Moobe Rural Health Centre in Mazabuka have abandoned the clinic due to alleged  witchcraft. Musaya ward councillor, Timothy Chipolyonga disclosed this to ZANIS in Mazabuka. Mr Chipolyonga said the clinical officer and nurses fled the health institution a week ago because of bizzare...

Mobile health services on the way

The Ministry of Health through the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), has introduced outreach programmes which will enable rural communities have access to health services within their areas. Ministry of Health spokesperson Dr Canisius Banda has disclosed. Dr Banda says the vision of the ministry is...

There is no condom shortage in North Western Province-MOH Spokesperson

The Ministry of Health has dismissed allegations that there is a shortage of Condoms in North Western Province saying there were plenty of them. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Kamoto Mbewe disclosed that there were currently 15, 000 condoms at the District Health Management Office...

Neonatal complications cause 40 % of under-five deaths

The ministry of Health says about 40 per cent of children dying below the age of five years die of neonatal complications, which accounts for two thirds of infant mortality in Zambia. According to a recent Zambia demographic health survey, the maternal mortality rate is...

CHAZ aplauded for supporting HIV programmes among youths

The CHURCHES ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA  (CHAZ) has been applauded for it's continued support in fighting HIV/AIDS amongst youths. Acting Monze District Commissioner, Mathias Fundi, said it was gratifying to note that CHAZ in Zambia had continued supporting youths under the project of multisectoral behavioural change campign using...

Indian firm to set up US$ 3m diagnostic centre in Zambia

An Indian business delegation has disclosed that it would invest about US$ 3 million to set up a diagnostic centre in Zambia. Delegation leader, Rajamani Emmanuel said proper disease diagnosis is important towards serving human life in the country. Dr. Emmanuel explained that before any disease...

Kasonde call for enhanced ties with neighbours to control malaria

Minister of Health Hon. Joseph Kasonde accompanied by Vice Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Hon. Miles Sampa
HEALTH Minister Joseph Kasonde has called for enhanced ties with neighbouring countries to effectively fight malaria. Dr Kasonde said there was need to ensure that the borders did not become crossing point for malaria. He said cross border malaria control activities were important especially with Zimbabwe...

Measles campaign on course in Chingola

Chingola district director of health Dr. Solomon Musonda has said the measles campaign is progressing well in the district. Speaking to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in his office, Dr, Musonda said at Chawama clinic alone, more than 900 children were vaccinated on the first day...

Medicines expiry date and tips on medicine storage at home

  Do you know where you are supposed to store your medicines at home? You probably know that you should be keeping them up and away and out of sight and reach of children. But now ask yourself, are my medicines properly stored? All medicines have...