Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial

A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the...

Zambia Environmental Management Agency Toothless

Lumumba drainage along City Market bus station before the Army clean up
By Concerned Citizens It is again that time of year that Zambia faces enormous waterborne diseases that include the lethal Cholera Outbreaks. Cholera is endemic to Zambia and outbreaks occur almost every year in Lusaka, Southern, Northern and Luapula provinces. The 2017/2018 cholera outbreak was declared...

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...

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...

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...

Police pick up Dr. Simon Miti

Police have picked up former Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Simon Miti to help with investigations into the financial scandal at the Ministry of Health. Dr. Miti, who is now Science and Technology Permanent secretary, was picked up Saturday morning for questioning at police headquarters in...

Malaria cases in Zambia have reduced by 66%

Government's strategy to working with partners and communities has led to a positive response to reducing malaria by 66 per cent in the country. Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Dr Kamoto Mbewe, said the world health assessment has proved that malaria has reduced in Zambia. Dr Mbewe...

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...

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...

Swine Flu in Zambia

The three Zambians diagnosed with the Swine Flu in Belgrade have arrived in the country and have been quarantined. One of the patients is in Lusaka while, two others are on the Copperbelt. Acting Spokesperson in the Ministry of Health, Elizabeth Chizema, confirmed this to ZNBC...

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...

Expectant mother left to die,while 100 hearses await

By Chanda Mwenya I am very grieved and sadden, after seeing the disgracing pictures of an expectant mother giving birth in public and losing her life and that of her unborn child. These inhuman events should not in any way be tolerated. While the public...

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...

Smoke Free Lusaka drive launched

Vice President George Kunda has called for the effective enforcement of the Law against smoking in public. Mr. Kunda says the enforcement of the Law against smoking public will help to protect the public from the harm caused by exposure to tobacco smoking. The Vice President...