Investing in disease intelligence surveillance is key to safeguarding economic gains-Dr Chilufya

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says investing in disease intelligence surveillance is key to safeguarding economic gains that African Countries have made. Dr Chilufya says it is important that countries invest in robust health security measures to shield the economic development programmes from any shocks. The...

Health Professions Council of Zambia has closed 32 Health care facilities in Lusaka

The Health Professions Council of Zambia has closed 32 Health care facilities in Lusaka for stocking and dispensing expired Drugs and will be dealt with in accordance with the law. HPCZ recently conducted compliance monitoring inspections in Lusaka province from December 3rd to 13th 2018,...

Health workers at Solwezi General Hospital protest murder of second Ukrainian doctor at the institution

Work at Solwezi General Hospital was paralyzed yesterday after health workers protested against the gruesome murder of a Ukrainian Anesthetist doctor who was found shot dead in an unclear circumstances. Solwezi General Hospital Medical Superintendent, Mathew Ng’ambi said the health workers at the institution were...

Use recommended ARVs, govt. advised people on ART

Government has said all new drugs and health practices can only be approved for a particular usage in Zambia when they have been certified by the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (PRA). Reacting to recent research that suggested that truvada can be used as a preventive drug...

Namwala records one cholera case

Namwala District in Southern Province has recorded one confirmed case of cholera at Moobola rural health centre centre in chief Muchila's chiefdom. Namwala District acting Medical officer Dr.Faceroy Nkole confirmed the outbreak of the cholera case after using rapid diagnostic test (RDT) which was...

Government devises measures to eradicate cattle diseases

Government says it is devising a long term  programme to eradicate cattle diseases in some parts of the country. Agriculture and Co-operatives Minister Ben Kapita told Parliament that Cabinet is considering the plan which he presented for consideration. He said   government would target the most affected areas...

August/September Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision nets 65 000 countrywide

Lusaka Province Medical Officer Kennedy Malama(r) officially handover the Gen set and other Medical Equipments to the Chifundo Clinic in Chaisa Compound while Lusaka Mayor George Nyendwa(c) and National Aids Council Director General Jabbin Mulwanda(l) looks on
THE ministry of health has said that over 65 000 boys and men countrywide have been circumcised in its on going August/September Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) campaign started early last month. The campaign which was launched in Lusaka towards the end of July was...

Report reveals glaring shortage of midwives at UTH

A new report on the state of maternal and new born health care services has called for the immediate operationalisation of a baby care unit at the University Teaching Hospital. The report is based on the findings of the survey conducted by the Zambia Medical...

Obesity among Zambian women on the rise-NFNC

The National Food and Nutrition Commission has warned of rising cases of overweight and obesity among Zambian women. Acting Commission Director Musonda Mofu revealed that a recent study undertaken by the Commission showed that about 10-14 percent of Zambian women are overweight and obese. Mr Mofu...

Kambwili orders the revocation of the work permit of a Chinese medical officer for being rude.

MINISTER of Labour, Sports, Youth and Child Development Chishimba Kambwili has ordered the revocation of the work permit for Sinozam Friendship Hospital chief medical officer Xisheng Qin, a Chinese national, for allegedly being rude. And Mr Kambwili has directed private investors to pay expatriate workers...

Zambia targets to employ 30, 000 health workers by 2021

MINISTER of Health Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, says his ministry has set a target of increased staffing levels to 30, 000 by 2021 in line with the government’s transformative agenda. Dr Chilufya says the ministry is for this reason undertaking human resource development for...

UPND mourns Sibetta

The opposition UPND has described the death of former Luena MP Crispin Sibetta as a huge blow to the party and to the nation. UPND Deputy Spokesman Cornelius Mweetwa said the former Parliamentarian was a reservoir of political experience and knowledge. “This is a huge blow...

HH Promises to minimise new HIV infections by using different strategies

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has said that the UPND will minimize new HIV/AIDS infections using different strategies if the party forms government after January 20, 2015 presidential elections. In statement released to media to the media today, Mr Hichilema...

Kabanshi unhappy with implementation of KEEP Zambia Clean Campaign

Government is disappointed with the way the make Zambia clean and health campaign, which it launched in 2007, is being implemented. Local Government and Housing Minister Emerine Kabanshi singled out garbage collection as one area that has not performed well because most local authorities lack...

Treacherous Kitwe-Chingola road claims a life

A 53-year old employee of Nkana Water and Sewerage Company in Kitwe died on the spot on Saturday while a Chinese national had his arm amputated after the two vehicles they were traveling in collided head on along the Kitwe Chingola Road. Coppperbelt police...