Zambian Medical Expert Outlines The Importance Of Nuclear Science In Cancer Treatment

  A medical expert has outlined the importance and efficacy of nuclear energy in treating non-communicable diseases. Dr Mulindi Mwanahamuntu who University Teaching Hospital Deputy Director Women and Newly born Hospita said the construction of Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology(CNST) will ensure that Non Communicable diseases like cancer are effectively treated. Dr Mwanahabantu said […]

Unilever Wants Proper Sanitation…In View Of Cholera Outbreaks

PROPER Sanitation continues to pose a challenge in the country as toilet facilities are scarce and sometimes when access to them is provided, there is no added challenge of developing hygienic habits, Unilever Country Director Shamail Randeree has observed Commemorating the World Toilet Day which falls on 16th November, at Lusaka’s Emmasdale Primary School which […]

New Polio Vaccine ‘doesn’t Need Fridges’

New Polio Vaccine ‘doesn’t Need Fridges’

A polio vaccine that can be stored as a dried powder at room temperature is a new opportunity to help eradicate the disease, researchers at the University of Southern California say. The vaccines usually require a cool and stable temperature to ensure the medicine remains effective. Polio has no cure and can lead to irreversible […]

Chisanga Calls For Holistic Approach in

Water-Aid Zambia Executive Director Pamela Chisanga insists that there is need for the country to deal with water contamination in Lusaka and other parts of the country. Ms Chisanga is aware that Lusaka water is usually contaminated due to unplannedbuilding of sceptic tanks and the use of pit latrines. In addition to that, she is […]

80,000 HIV-Positive CB Residents Not On ART

80,000 HIV-Positive CB Residents Not On ART

More  than 80, 000 people living with HIV on the Copperbelt are not on antiretroviral therapy (ART), the Ministry of Health has said. Speaking during the provincial epidemics preparedness meeting yesterday, Copperbelt director of health Alex Makupe said the ministry is expected to place 260, 000 HIV-positive people in the province on ART by 2021. […]

Zambia Has 20,000 Nurses Shortfall

Zambia Has 20,000 Nurses Shortfall

Zambia has a deficit of 20,000 nurses. And President Edgar Lungu recently directed the Ministry of Health to improve health service delivery by building more facilities countrywide. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said Government plans to recruit 30, 000 nurses by 2030 to meet the deficit. Dr Chilufya said this on Sunday when he officiated […]

Tamarind Does Not Cure HIV – ZAMRA

Tamarind Does Not Cure HIV – ZAMRA

The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has advised people living with HIV to stick to the anti-retroviral therapy (art) as prescribed by qualified medical personnel. Reacting to reports that some people living with the HIV are abandoning ARVS in preference for Tamarind which is said to be curing the Virus, ZAMRA Public Relations Officer Rudovic […]

Western Province Has Second HIV Prevalence at 16%

Western Province Has Second HIV Prevalence at 16%

Western Province  has now the second HIV Prevalence in the country. And Mongu Mayor Kusiyo Akayombokwa says it is unacceptable for Western Province to have an HIV prevalence rate of 16 percent, placing it second to Lusaka, which is the highest in the country at 16.1 percent. He has urged the National AIDS Council (NAC) […]

Dr Chitalu Chilufya Visits Donor and Recipient of The First Successful kidney Transplant.

Dr Chitalu Chilufya Visits Donor and Recipient of The First Successful kidney Transplant.

LUSAKA, 26TH OCTOBER 2018. Health Minister Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya yesterday visited donor and recipient of the first successful kidney transplant. Both the Donor and recipient are currently still admitted to UTH and are in stable condition and recuperating. A highly specialised team of health workers lead by surgeon Dr Michael Mbambiko on Wednesday 24th […]

UTH Conducts First Successful Kidney Transplant Operation

UTH Conducts First Successful Kidney Transplant Operation

UTH conducts first successful kidney transplant operation UNIVERSITY Teaching Hospital (UTH) Adult Hospital yesterday conducted the first-ever kidney transplant surgery in the Country. Both the kidney donor and recipient are awake and stable. Recipient urine output 300/hr in last hour.

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