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Farmers negative response to dipping worry livestock official

A livestock officer in Sinazongwe has expressed disappointment at the farmers' negative response towards dipping their animals. Jericho Sakwanda told ZANIS that farmers in the area have been lukewarm in dipping their animals following the introduction of a K250,000 dipping fee. Mr....

Child Care facilities under fire for using HIV/AIDS test to exclude children

Community Development and Social Services Minister Catherine Namugala has revealed that some orphanages and Child care Facilities have been testing children for HIV/AIDS to exclude them from the facilities once tested positive. Ms Namugala said such an act of discrimination...

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...

Unclaimed bodies at UTH rise to 55

The number of unclaimed bodies at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has risen to 55 as of today. UTH Public Relations Officer Pauline Mbangweta who disclosed this to ZANIS in Lusaka today said of the total number 32 are patients that died...

TB patients in Kazungula districts have to be forced to seek medical care

A Tuberculosis (TB) health care supporter of Siamazila village in Simango area of Kazungula district has bemoaned TB patients' negative attitude towards visiting health centers in the area. Vilet Chinyama, who is also a farmer in the area told ZANIS in...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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Harry Kalaba takes a swipe at President Hichilema, and accuse DEC and ACC of taking instructions from UPND

Democratic Party (DP) president Harry Kalaba has accused President Hakainde Hichilema of meddling in the affairs of his party...