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.

50% Carry Malaria Parasite In Nchelenge

50% Carry Malaria Parasite In Nchelenge

Scientist have discovered that over 50 percent of people in Nchelenge district in Luapula Province carry malaria parasites. Tropical Disease Research Centre (TDRC) director Modest Mulenga says a research conducted by the centre revealed that some areas in the country do not respond well to interventions in the prevention of malaria. Dr Mulenga said malaria […]

Health Minister Says PF Has Reduced Malaria Deaths By 50% Between 2016 & 2017

Health Minister Says PF Has Reduced Malaria Deaths By 50% Between 2016 & 2017

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that malaria related deaths reduced by 50 percent in all ages between 2016 and 2017. Dr. Chilufya says despite the country recording a reduction in the number of malaria deaths over the years, there are still more interventions that need to be put in place to completely eradicate malaria […]

Female Condoms Fail To Sell

Female Condoms Fail To Sell

The uptake of female condoms as a contraceptive me t h o d h a s continued to be low in health centres in Mansa district in Luapula Province. The low uptake of the commodity has been influenced by cultural norms and myths in various communities. Monthly statistics on demand and distribution of female condoms […]

35,000 Circumcised In Eastern Province

35,000 Circumcised In Eastern Province

The Ministry of Health has circumcised about 35,000 people in Eastern Province since January this year to help reduce the spread of HIV. And Eastern Province provincial health director Kennedy Kabuswe has commended the traditional leadership in the region for their commitment to promoting good health practices among their subjects. Dr Kabuswe told journalists in […]

Lusambo Commends Health Workers

Lusambo Commends Health Workers

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has commended health workers at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital for providing quality services to the public. Mr Lusambo said he is impressed with the workers at the two health institutions despite some alleged complaints from some members of the public. He said this after […]

Construction Of Mini Hospital To Help Reduce Maternal Mortality- Health Minister

Construction Of Mini Hospital To Help Reduce Maternal Mortality- Health Minister

Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya says the construction of the Mini Hospital in Lupiya area and deployment of recently recruited health workers will significantly contribute to reducing maternal mortality. Dr Chilufya said this during the ground breaking ceremony for construction of Lunchinda mini hospital in Lupiya area in, Chiengi District, Luapula Province. He says […]

Zambia Starts Manufacturing ARVs

Zambia Starts Manufacturing ARVs

Multi-million dollar antiretroviral (ARV) and malaria drug-manufacturing plant has been commissioned in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone to ease people’s access to the medicines. Commissioning the US$9 million Mylan Pharmaceuticals Company Limited plant on Thursday evening, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said Government has made significant strides in fighting HIV/AIDS in the country. “Government […]

US Stakes $385 Million For HIV Fight

US Stakes $385 Million For HIV Fight

THE American government has approved US$385 million to support Zambia’s fight against HIV from next month to September next year. The funds are part of the 2018 country operational plan of the United States President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). US Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote said the American government remains committed to supporting […]