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...

Zambia should not relax on Bird Flu prevention- PS

Government says there is need for the country to continue putting in place measures to effectively prevent and control the spread of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) commonly known as bird flu. Central Province Permanent Secretary Denny Lumbama said in Kabwe yesterday that if...

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...

Govt. working hard to improve health sector

Government has reiterated its commitment to improving the health sector in the country through the provision of quality health services and qualified personnel. . Deputy Minister of Health, Mwendoi Akakandelwa, told parliament today that government was working hard towards improving the working conditions of health personnel...

The Chinese Contraceptive pill is not a herbal drug and is illegal-ZAMRA

The Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has disclosed that the initial test results for the Chinese Contraceptive pill have indicated that it is not a herbal drug and has long lasting side effects.Speaking at a Press briefing in Lusaka today, ZAMRA Director Medicine Control,...

HIV/AIDS continues to weaken Zambian’s economy, says Simbao

The donors’ Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) yesterday handed over 14 vehicles bought at the cost of K4.6 billion to National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC). And government says the HIV/AIDS epidemic has for a long time remained a challenge that could escalate and weaken the national economy...

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...

Lack of Information on Sexual reproductive health cause of High Maternal-complications

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative, Duah Owusu-Sarfo has attributed high maternal complications among communities in rural areas to lack of information on sexual reproductive health matters. Mr Owusu-Sarfo said there was need for intensive awareness sensitization in the communities on sexual reproductive matters. He...

Calls for Board of Biosafety Authority to be dissolved after granting permits for imports of GMO’s

The African Consumer Union has demanded that the Board of the Biosafety Authority be dissolved as it is a danger a danger to the country's food sovereignty. The National Biosafety Authority yesterday granted three distributors namely Cold Chain, Horizon and Innscor distributors new permits to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...