Zambia introduces new HIV drug

Government has launched a new HIV drug called Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF). TAF is co-formulated with Emtricitabine and Dolutegravir as one tablet known as TAFED. The newly launched regimen suppresses the viral load within 10 to 14 days and it can also be given to children...

Ministry of Health is targeting to vaccinate over 300 000 girls with HPV Vaccine

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
The Ministry of Health is targeting to vaccinate Three Hundred and thirty one thousand girls aged 14 with Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine which start tomorrow. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says government will vaccinate the girls in two phases starting this year and next year for...

Reclassify Benylin as a prescription drug – Mujajati

Government must reconsider the status of Benylin as an over the counter drug due to its social impact on the population, a Medical Expert has advised. Commenting on the seizure of the illegally imported syrup on the Zambian market by the Zambia Revenue Authority, Dr....

Exclude Hospitals and Clinics from Load Shedding – Sinkamba

The Managing Director ZESCO Limited LUSAKA RE: THE NEED TO EXCLUDE KEY HOSPITALS AND CLINICS FROM LOAD SHEDDING: THE CASE OF KITWE TEACHING HOSPITAL PAMSCO CLINIC Reference is made to the above captioned matter. I have noted with regret that some vital institutions, such as hospitals, have been included...

Zambia receives funding for TB project

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical services Kennedy Malama
The Government of Japan has given Zambia 591,679 United States dollars, for a Tuberculosis (TB) eradication project. The project, which will be implemented by Japanese Anti- Tuberculosis Association (JATA), commenced in March 2019 and will end in March 2022. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary of Administration,...

UTH Childrens hospital receives medical equipment

First Lady of the Republic of Zambia Mrs Esther Lungu on Friday officiated at the handover of assorted medical equipment donated by Health Hope Zambia in collaboration with the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust to the University Teaching Hospitals- Children’s Hospital. Health Hope Zambia, a Philanthropic...

2020 HIV/AIDS US funding unveiled

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya, says Zambia is making steady progress with attaining HIV epidemic control. Dr. Chilufya says the country has been pursuing the epidemic control of HIV as well as fighting to stop HIV infections by encouraging treatment which has been supported by...

Zambia struggling to maintain blood transfusion activities

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo says Zambia is currently struggling to mobilise resources for collecting and processing of blood. Ms Mulalelo says this is because the country has no active financial donor to support blood transfusion activities. She said this during a...

Men should seek Prostate Cancer screening

Texila American University Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ajay Kumar Poddar has implored men in Zambia to be proactive in health seeking behavior if the fight against prostate cancer is to make positive strides. Professor Poddar said that prostate cancer is often diagnosed late because...

I was sexually abused at age 7 by my father who worked for Victim Support Unit for 3 years – Kaluba

“I was like a little wife to him each time his wife (step mum) wasn’t home he could be on me “ As a result of the him forcing himself on me I still suffer from a severe back pain for over 22 years, 29...

Unprofessional work conduct not welcome- Sichone

Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone has bemoaned the poor work culture of some government workers at Michael Chilufya Sata Hospital in Mpika district.The Provincial Minister expressed his displeasure yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Mpika District Commissioner Moses Katebe. Mr Sichone said he...

Pictures of Fund Raising Walk for procurement of Sanitary pads for girls

On June 1st 2019 Scott & Bennett Ltd (Manufacturers of Femcare Sanitary Pads), Zambia WASHE Advocacy Network and the Lusaka Mayor's office (represented by Councillor Bupe Mulenga) were part of a fund raising walk from On The Run filling station to Arcades with some...

India’s Medizest Pharmaceutical company expresses interest in Zambia

Second oldest pharmaceutical manufacturing company in the Indian State of Goa, Medizest Pharmaceuticals Private Limited, has expressed interest to invest in Zambia. Company Director Anurag Agrawal said the company has since been registered in Zambia as AMPL Zambia Private Limited to distribute medicine such as...

Zambia to benefit from the $33 million joint funding for fight against cervical cancer

Ministry of Health Head Media Relations Stanslous Ngosa
Zambia is one of the six countries to benefit from the 33 million US dollars joint funding from Unitaid and Clinton Health Access Initiative project fight against cervical cancer. Unitaid and Clinton Health Access Initiative have since signed an innovative grant that will bring artificial...

25-year-old woman delivers four babies through

A 25-year-old woman of Silverest in Chongwe District has delivered four babies through a caesarian section. Martha Mwansa delivered the quadruplet at the University Teaching Hospitals today. The babies three girls and one boy were delivered between 10 00 hours and 10 18 hours. Confirming the development...