Inonge Wina commissions a medical manufacturing firm

Vice President Inonge Wina
Acting Republican President, Inonge Wina, yesterday commissioned Yash Life Sciences, the manufacturers of quality essential medicines in Kafue’s Shimabala area. Mrs Wina stated that the development is another milestone in the government's quest to an all-round socio-economic landscape of the country. She said the commissioning...

Abortions in Zambia – The silent war

By Ambassador Emmanuel Mwamba "What does the law say?" I questioned while still standing. I am usually known to be calm, always wearing a cheerful smile and speaking in a measured voice, whatever the tensions, threat, puzzle or circumstances. But this matter got me totally unsettled. I had...

Government has transformed Kabwe Mine Hospital in Central Province

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
Government has transformed Kabwe Mine Hospital in Central Province into a specialised institution for women and children. The health facility will now be called Kabwe Women, New Born and Children's Hospital. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya, who officiated at the ceremony in Kabwe, said the move is...

National Health Insurance bound to fall if stakeholders are not well managed-Mujajati

Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief Executive Officer Dr. Aaron Mujajati delivering the speech whilst Health Professions Council of Zambia Chief operations Officer Kolala Mulenga (l) and Assistant Registrar-Registration Health Professions Council of Zambia Bwembya Bwalya (r) listens during Health Professions Council of Zambia press briefing at there offices
A medical expert has warned that the National Health Insurance will be a flop if stakeholders are not well managed. Since the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme, some key stakeholders such as the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions and the Zambia Federation of...

Cost of Bangweulu Regional Hospital is K154 million-MoH

Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital. The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa. Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health has reiterated that the cost for the construction of the Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Northern Province is K154, 174, 340.72. The Ministry says the figure is contrary to assertions by some section of society that have quoted the cost in United...

Government to refurbish Zambezi District Hospital-Chitalu

Minister of Health, Chitalu Chilufya says government intends to refurbish Zambezi district hospital in order to provide quality health services to the people. Dr Chilufya also disclosed that government intends to construct mini hospitals in Zambezi district that are aimed at decongesting Zambezi and Chitokoloki...

Foreigners to pay medical fees

Livingstone Central Hospital
Livingstone Central Hospital senior medical superintendent John Kachimba has directed heads of departments to charge a minimum of K3,000 for all foreigners seeking health services at the institution. Dr Kachimba said the money should be deposited into the hospital account and a government receipt should...

Research to use a vaccine made from genetically modified material for diarrhoea in infants given green light

The National Biosafety Aiuthority has given a go ahead to the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia to conduct research using a vaccine made from genetically modified material aimed at fighting diarrhoea in infants. And the Authority has also also granted FREDDY HIRSCH Group...

Indian Hospital offers free air tickets to the underprivileged patients in Zambia

Zambian High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga
One of India's leading private hospitals, KIMS, has offered free air tickets to the underprivileged patients in Zambia to be treated in India if a Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Government. KIMS Hospital Director Bollineni Abhinay says the MOU should further lead to...

President Lungu commissions phase II of the Ultra-Modern Central warehouse of the Medical Stores

President Lungu arrives at the Commisioning of the warehouse in the company of Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya, PF Deputy SG Mumbi Phiri and Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo
President Edgar Lungu has today commissioned phase II of the Ultra-Modern Central warehouse of the Medical Stores Limited. The warehouse which has been put up at a total cost of over 15 million United States dollars will increase the storage capacity for the Medical Stores...

Over 17, 000 girls receive HPV vaccine

Over 17, 000 girls have received the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Chongwe, Kafue and Lusaka districts. The Ministry of Health says the 17, 600 girls vaccinated so far is a work in progress towards the targeted number of 50, 000 girls. The Ministry of Health...

Tobacco, Alcohol Fueling Cancer

Women Drinking Beer
A breast cancer expert has warned that increased tobacco and alcohol intake is fueling breast cancer cases among women in the country. Pelham Hazeley said that breast cancer cases are on the increase and attributed this to substance abuse and unhealthy lifestyles. Dr. Hazeley who is...

Over 17, 000 girls receive HPV vaccine

Some of the Recipients for the Sanitary pads
Over 17, 000 girls have received the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Chongwe, Kafue and Lusaka districts. The Ministry of Health says the 17, 600 girls vaccinated so far is a work in progress towards the targeted number of 50, 000 girls. The Ministry of Health...

Sugar In Fruit Juice May Raise Risk Of Cancer, Study Finds

Drinking large amounts of fruit juice may raise your risk of cancer, according to a big study which has found a link between the regular consumption of all kinds of sugary drinks and the likelihood of developing the disease. The study, carried out in France,...

Sexual Reproductive Health vital for young girls.

Some of the Recipients for the Sanitary pads
The Non-Governmental and Gender Organisation Coordinating Council (NGOCC) in Luapula Province have introduced Anti Marriage Clubs in all the schools located within the chiefdoms they operate from. Project Officer Patricia Lwaile discloses that the clubs are not only for girls who were withdrawn from...