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

MoreĀ  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 ProvinceĀ  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.

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 […]