Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

  In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary school...

Toxic sugar

The Toxic Truth Too much fructose can damage your liver, just like too much alcohol. There is growing scientific consensus that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver, just like alcohol. Fructose is the sugar that makes fruit taste...

William Banda moved to Lusaka

Detained embattled MMD Lusaka province chairman William Banda has been transferred to Lusaka central police. This follows Mr. Banda's arrest and detention at Chipata central police station yesterday. Lusaka division commanding officer Mhlakeni Zulu has confirmed the development to QFM. Mr. Zulu says Mr. Banda was transferred...

Mobile Hospital rolls into Shangombo to the thrill of residents

Government through the Ministry of Health has continued to receive praise from the general public for bring quality health services closer to the people. The initiative to purchase Mobile Hospitals has cheered many people in the country and the people of Shangombo District in Western...

World TB day

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. March 24th commemorates the day...

Government to employ 20,000 health workers

The Government is still searching for about 20, 000 employees in the Ministry of Health to fill up vacancies created by the 2005 strategic plan that established 51, 414 positions.   Health Minister Kapembwa Simbao said in Lusaka yesterday that only 30,883 positions had so far...

K12 billion for health workers

Government has released K12 billion towards offsetting the K120 billion debt owed to health workers in the country. The Ministry of Health owes health workers in leave travel, long service and repatriation benefits among others. Health Workers Union of Zambia General Secretary Lewis Mukosha confirmed...

Only 23% of Zambians access VCT services

A Survey on sexual behavior in Zambia has revealed that only 24 per cent of people are accessing Voluntary Counseling and Testing(VCT)service in spite of 99 per cent of the teenage and adult population having had come across information on HIV/AIDS Pandemic. The...

Why cancer tumors take 20 years to grow (and how you can stop them)

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor (NaturalNews) New research published in the journal Nature reveals that pancreatic cancer takes 20 years to grow to the point where it is diagnosed by conventional medical doctors. This was determined by sequencing the DNA of cancer...

Government Puts Measures to Decongest UTH

ACTING Health Minister Brian Chituwo has said the upgrading of five clinics in Lusaka into mini hospitals and the construction of Lusaka District Hospital, are among the intermediate measures Government has undertaken to address congestion at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Speaking in Lusaka yesterday...

Measles cases reduce

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that cases of measles in the country have been decreasing with cases now standing at 7,682 since the disease broke out nationwide.Measles first broke out in the country in April this year. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Kamoto Mbewe...

Reasearchers’ HIV gel success claims receive mixed feelings

The pronouncements that researchers had achieved an important break-through in the fight against HIV and genital herpes with a vaginal gel that significantly reduces a woman’s risk of being infected with these viruses has been received with mixed feelings. The results of the safety and...

The Exodus of Health Personnel

The Medical Retention Scheme may not be adequate to curb the exodus of health personnel. The provision for new vehicles, for example, is really not an incentive to individuals who are keen on securing jobs in developed countries where their services would fetch adequate salaries and allowances which would make it possible for them to buy vehicles on their own. And formal education (from Grade 1 through Grade 12) in such countries is generally free! The Scheme, however, is likely to give incentive to those who wish to emigrate to other developing countries in search of higher incomes, a better standard of living and/or a less-hostile environment, among a host of other reasons.

Volunteers in Mazabuka clinical trial contract HIV

Half of the volunteers for the clinical trial of the Microbicide Gel conducted by the Microbicide Development Programme in Mazabuka are feared to have contracted HIV due to alleged failed efficacy of the drug. The drug called Gel was administered on HIV negative women as...