Villagers displaced by investor face potential Cholera epidemic in Chirundu

One Cholera case has been recorded at Mtendere Mission Hospital in Chirundu Township of Siavonga District in Southern Province. Four more patients with serious diarrhoea have also been recorded from the site were the more than 100 villagers who were displaced last week have settled. Siavonga...

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...

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...

Ministry of Health accuses Donors

THE Government has accused co-operating partners of shifting goal posts in the resumption of support to the Ministry of Health which was suspended after it emerged that some officials had stolen about K27 billion. The governments of Netherlands and Sweden froze more than K100 billion...

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...

Resumption of donor funding to the Ministry of Health cheers CEG

The Centre for Elections and Governance (CEG) Zambia has welcomed the announcement by the Swedish Embassy that they have resumed financial support to the Ministry of Health and agreed with government to take measures to safeguard public funds. CEG Trustee Gershom Musonda said withholding...

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...

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...

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...

Government clarifies the issue of mobile hospitals

Government has clarified that it has not yet bought the US$53 million worth mobile clinics from China. Chief government spokesperson Ronnie Shikapwasha disclosed that government has since engaged stakeholders to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the matter. Speaking today when he featured on Radio Christian...

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...

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...

Australian Governor says her govt will help Zambia improve maternal health

Visiting Australian Governor General, Quentin Bryce, says her government is eager to support efforts of improving maternal health in Zambia. Mrs. Bryce said Zambia and Australia have enjoyed strong bonds of relations, hence her country's determination to support Zambia's programmes in line with vision of...

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...