UTH Spending $8m On Cancer Annually

UTH Spending $8m On Cancer Annually

THE University Teaching Hospitals (UTH) spends over US$8 million per year on treating about 1,600 patients of different types of cancerAbout US$5,000 is spent on treating each cancer patient, with cervical cancer topping the list as the hospital treats over 1,000 patients per year. Cancer Diseases Hospital senior medical superintendent Lewis Banda said in an […]

NEW HIV DRUG LAUNCHED

NEW HIV DRUG LAUNCHED

  A new HIV drug has been launched in Zambia. Tenofovir Alafenamaide (TAF) suppresses the viral load within 10 to 14 days and it can also be given to children of 25 kilogrammes and above, as a single tablet daily. Minister of health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says the new drug is more effective and has […]

USA Team Conducts a Free Medical Clinic At Rusangu University

USA Team Conducts a Free Medical Clinic At Rusangu University

Rusangu University prides itself in the values it attaches to a healthy lifestyle for its students, staff and faculty alike. It is in this vein that a team of 28 specialist medical practitioners from the Organization for International Development in the United States of America is visiting the university for a Four Day free clinic […]

Make Move, Women Urged

Make Move, Women Urged

FIRST Lady Esther Lungu says women should take personal responsibility to access sexual reproductive health services to reduce maternal and perinatal deaths in the country. Mrs Lungu says women should develop interest in fighting sexual reproductive health concerns to supplement other stakeholders’ efforts. The First Lady was speaking yesterday during the launch of the commemoration […]

Government Targets Adolescents In HIV Fight

Government Targets  Adolescents  In HIV Fight

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says his ministry is targeting adolescents in the quest to eliminate the spread of HIV and communicable diseases. Dr. Chilufya says the demographic reports for 2018 on HIV new infections indicates that there is an increase in infections among youths cross the country. He says government has taken a deliberate move […]

40 Births Per Day Put Strain On Kanyama Level 1 Hospital

40 Births Per Day Put Strain On Kanyama Level 1 Hospital

KanyambaLevel One Hospital in Lusaka delivers about 900 babies every month, the situation which compels mothers to share one bed, hospital authorities have disclosed. And the Public Service Management Division (PSMD) yesterday employed over 100 volunteer nurses and clinical officers at Chawama and Matero Level One hospitals. The baby boom in Kanyama came to light […]

Even One Drink a Day Increases Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Even One Drink a Day Increases Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective. The UK and Chinese researchers followed 500,000 Chinese people for 10 years. They say the findings are relevant to all […]

Stop Buying Self-Prescribed Drugs – Pharmacists

Stop Buying Self-Prescribed Drugs – Pharmacists

PHARMACEUTICAL Society of Zambia (PSZ) has urged members of the public to stop buying medicine which is not stored at prescribed temperatures as they risk purchasing poisonous drugs which can kill them. PSZ president Jerome Kanyika said in an interview that people who are in a habit of prescribing medicines for themselves are the most […]

Needles Boy On Mend, Doctors Hailed

Needles Boy On Mend, Doctors Hailed

THE condition of three-year-old Richard Zulu, who underwent the last operation on Thursday at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) to remove 11 needles which remained in his body, is stable. Doctors say the boy will remain in hospital for observation for the next two weeks before he is discharged. UTH head of clinical care and […]

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