Pregnant Woman Gives Birth Outside Kasama General Hospital

Pregnant Woman Gives Birth Outside Kasama General Hospital

A pregnant woman has allegedly given birth outside Kasama General Hospital due to negligence by a nurse who was on duty at the health facility. It is believed that the woman delivered on Saturday around 22:00 hours right at the entrance of a government health centre with the help of her mother after no help […]

Zambia’s HIV Prevalence Ranks 9th on CIA World Factbook

Zambia’s HIV Prevalence Ranks 9th on CIA World Factbook

ZAMBIA is ranked 9th by the CIA’s World Factbook’s demographics of people living with HIV/AIDS last updated on January 1. However, the CIA rankings of April, 2017 had Zambia on 7th position with an HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 12.37 per cent. The CIA as captured by Index Mundi states that HIV/AIDS has far-reaching effects on […]

14 Million Africans Living With HIV Have Access To ART – WHO

14 Million Africans Living With HIV Have Access To ART – WHO

The world health organization (who) has revealed more than 14 million people living with HIV in Africa has access to life saving HIV Treatment. And the world health organization has also disclosed that Africa has recorded zero cases of the crippling polio virus since august 2016. W-H-O Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti says […]

Employers, Unions Reject Health Bill

Employers, Unions Reject Health Bill

RESENTMENT of the National Health Insurance bill plainly prevailed at Hotel InterContinental in Lusaka on Wednesday night during an Economics Association of Zambia-organised public discussion on the matter. And Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) executive director Harrington Chibanda threatened that the labour movement will drag the government to the ILO if it insists on adopting […]

Family Planning For Male Is Here

Family Planning For Male Is Here

If you are considering vasectomy, then you may wish to reconsider it. A contraceptive pill for men has been developed. Scientists who developed it say it is effective, safe and does not harm sex drive. Experiments on the drug, dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU, were successful in the US. At least 83 men use the drug, […]

BREAKING: FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL SHUTDOWN

BREAKING: FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL SHUTDOWN

The Health Professional Council of Zambia has with immediate effect revoked the operating license for Fairview Hospital in Lusaka for endangering the lives of patients. The decision to revoke the license was arrived at after carrying out an impromptu visit to inspect the compliance levels at the hospital. Addressing the Media soon after the operation, […]

Why Expired ARVs?

Why Expired ARVs?

Dear Editor, kindly help us in investigating the giving of nearly expired ARVs drugs to patients at Chilenje and other Lusaka health centers. Normally patients are supplied with ARVs for 3 months. Apparently all patients going to access drugs now are given drugs for 3 months of which 2 will expire in may and might […]

Pregnant Woman Delivers In Soya Field After Being Turned Away At Clinic

Pregnant Woman Delivers In Soya Field After Being Turned Away At Clinic

EASTERN Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo says some civil servants at Chanyumba clinic in Chipangali Constituency will be dismissed if it is proved that they turned away a pregnant woman who allegedly ended up giving birth in a soya bean field. And Kasolo says he will charge six district commissioners for not giving the provincial […]

PIA Supports NHI Bill

PIA Supports NHI Bill

The Pensions Insurance Authority says it supports the enactment of the National Health Insurance Bill. PIA Deputy Registrar in charge of Insurance Titus Nkwale says the bill is a mechanism by which citizens will be accorded an opportunity to access enhanced primary health care services. Mr Nkwale is however, of the view that the bill […]