Cholera Risk Factors Still Alive’

Government has urged Zambians to strictly adhere to health and hygiene practices to prevent a cholera outbreak, which claimed over 100 lives last year. Government says despite last year’s cholera outbreak being declared over, the risk factors are still prevalent. This is contained in a statement issued  by the Office of the Vice-President. “Drawing from […]

US Approves US$ 385 million Towards the Fight Against HIV/ AIDS

US Approves US$ 385 million Towards the Fight Against HIV/ AIDS

The United States government has approved funding worth US$ 385 million meant to expand access to HIV/ AIDS services for the people in Zambia from October 2018 to September 2019. Speaking during the launch of the 2018 Country Operating Plan (COP18) and the commissioning of the Kantolomba health Centre in Ndola, American Ambassador to Zambia […]

Ban Syrups That Make People High

Ban Syrups That Make People High

THE Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) has called for a ban on the importation of cough syrups that contain codeine as they are being abused and used as stimulants by those who cannot get high with alcohol. Codeine is generally prescribed by a physician to treat mild-tomoderate levels of pain, manage a pesky cough, and […]

Husbands Now Stop Wives From Attending Antenatal Clinic( After Pregnant Woman Rаpе Сase)

Husbands Now Stop Wives From Attending Antenatal Clinic( After Pregnant Woman Rаpе Сase)

Some husbands in Chief Chitina’s area in Mkushi whose pregnant wives access antenatal services at Chitina Rural Health Centre have stopped them from visiting the facility.And Central Province director of health Charles Msiska has urged health workers in the region to ensure that they are not alone when attending to patients. This follows revelations that […]

ZAMRA, ZABS partner in testing condoms

ZAMRA, ZABS partner in testing condoms

The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) and Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) have partnered to start testing the quality of condoms before they are placed on the market This will help curb the circulation of counterfeit and substandard condoms. ZAMRA director general Bernice Mwale said having good quality condoms on the market will help prevent […]

Now Lusambo Goes To UTH

Now Lusambo Goes To UTH

LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo is concerned about delays in attending to patients at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and Chilenje Level One Hospital and has called for improved service delivery. Mr Lusambo said there is need for the two institutions to step up their efforts in attending to patients to avoid loss of life. […]

Zambia Attracts Chinese Investment In Pharmaceutical Plant

Zambia is among the top eight countries prioritized for Chinese investment in local manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. This was announced at the just ended Pre FOCAC high level meeting on deepening China-Africa health cooperation. And a leading Chinese pharmaceutical firm, Fosun Pharma, has donated drugs worth over K2 Million to Zambia towards enhancing the country’s effort […]

Some Women Confess Chinese Contraceptive Pill Gave Them High Libido

Some Women Confess Chinese Contraceptive Pill Gave Them High Libido

SOME Lusaka residents have taken to task medicines’ regulatory bodies in the country for failure to detect the entry of the Chinese contraceptive pill. Speaking in separate interviews, James Chirwa, a resident of Kabulonga, said his wife has been on the pill for eight years without knowing that the pill is unsafe and illegally in […]

HIVOS: Let’s Make Healthy Local Food Sexy

HIVOS: Let’s Make Healthy Local Food Sexy

HIVOS Sustainable Diets Regional Advocacy Manager William Chilufya says there is need to make local food sexy by improving its packaging. In an interview after hosting government officials, parliamentarians and delegates from various districts in Lusaka, Wednesday, Chilufya observed that most citizens failed to appreciate local cuisine because the packaging was not attractive and there […]