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Ndola Teaching Hospital to have own oxygen generation plant

Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH) management says it has accelerated its plans to set up an Oxygen generation plant installed at the facility. Senior Medical Superintendent Dr. Joseph Musowoya says that the project is aimed at ensuring...

Zambian hospitals run out of drugs

A critical shortage of essential drugs and supplies has hit the Zambian public health system with most public health facilities completely running out of stock. Several health workers interviewed in different parts of the country confirmed that the situation has...

Discovery of South Africa taps the Zambian market in expansion bid

Discovery Ltd., Africa’s second-biggest insurer by market value, is expanding its footprint into five countries on the continent including Zambia. Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gore said in an interview that firms with employees in Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and the...

EFF to stage protest against lack of drugs in hospitals

Economic Freedom Fighters has warned that it will stage demonstrations against the new dawn government if it does not procure drugs for public hospitals in seven days. Party Leader Kasonde Mwenda says Health care is essential for all citizens irrespective...

Polio outbreak could be looming in Mafinga following cases in neighboring Malawi

The Ministry of Health in Mafinga district in Muchinga Province has alerted the residents of a Polio outbreak in the neighboring Malawi. This was disclosed during an Epidemic Preparedness meeting that was held in the District Council...

WHO places Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania on high alert after Malawi registers polio case

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has put Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia on high alert after a wild poliovirus case was detected in Malawi. The WHO said additional vaccinations for children under the age of five in Malawi and neighbouring countries...

Ministry of Health continues to record increase in persons getting Covid-19 vaccinations

The Ministry of Health has continued to record an increasing number of persons getting vaccinated. Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo says Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded an impressive 34,598 vaccinations, including the highest number of booster vaccinations...

Eye diseases, one of the neglected health conditions in Zambia- Masebo

Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo says eye diseases are one of the neglected health conditions in the country with 339,081 blind people and over 200,000 requiring treatment according to the 2014 statistics. Ms. Masebo has commended Cooperating Partners who...

Consume more traditional foods to prevent non communicable diseases – NFNC

The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) has urged households in the country to consume edible traditional seasonal foods in order to boost their system against non-communicable diseases. NFNC Communication and Advocacy Specialist, Gerald Kaputo in a statement made available...

It’s a Hoax to claim Honey-bee supplied defective materials, there is no evidence-Tutwa Ngulube

Honey-bee Pharmacy Lawyer Tutwa Ngulube has warned that government must pay up to $5million for the materials that Honey-bee Pharmacy supplied to the Ministry of Health or face the consequences that come with breach of contract. Mr. Ngulube described as...
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