National AIDS Council Dissolved

National AIDS Council Dissolved

The Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has dissolved the board of the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council in line with provisions of Section 5 of the National Council Act NO. 10 of 2002. Dr Chilufya says this has been done with Government efforts in repositioning the National AIDS Council. He says this is in order to […]

Nurses Will Now Have The Power To Prescribe Drugs

Nurses Will Now Have The Power To Prescribe Drugs

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that a bill which will compel Nurses to prescribe drugs and medicines for patients is set to be enacted. Dr. Chilufya says this is in line with government’s commitment to fight HIV. He says nurses have in the recent past been incapacitated in the prescription of drugs for patients […]

Prof Luo Could Have Advised Lungu On HIV Mandatory Testing-Ndhlovu

Prof Luo Could Have Advised Lungu On HIV Mandatory Testing-Ndhlovu

    Alfred Ndhlovu wonders why   HIV and AIDS expert Nkandu Luo did not advise President Edgar Lungu accordingly on Mandatory Testing and Counseling for HIV,  a very sensitive issue that has raised controversy in the country.   Ndhlovu, a former Deputy Minister said in an interview that professor Nkandu Luo and Health Minister […]

Govt Dismisses Reports That There Is A Shortage Of ARVs In Muchinga Province

  Government  has dismissed media reports that there is a shortage of Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs)in Muchinga Province. There were reports that ARVs, the life saving drugs have run out  in Muchinga Province. When contacted for a comment,   Ministry of Health (MoH) spokesperson Maximilian Bweupe said the ARVs are available in the Province. Dr Bweupe […]

Family Planning: The Grim Reality In Rural Areas

Family Planning: The Grim Reality In Rural Areas

ALTHOUGH most Zambians have embraced family planning to ensure healthy and manageable families, it is not yet time to celebrate. Most women, especially in rural areas, lack a voice to confront their husbands and convince them to allow them to take up family planning methods. This is a reality in the life of Justina Bwalya, […]

Herbal Medicine More Effective Than ARVs-Cosmo Mumba

  Cosmo Mumba says he welcomes Mandatory Testing and Counseling and Treatment for HIV but cautions Zambians against  relaying on Antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs once found positive. Mumba, leader of National Revolution Party(NGP) said Zambians should be wary of new intervention  introduced by Western Nations, whom he said  do not mean well to the black society. […]

Canisius Speaks Out On Routine HIV Testing

Canisius Banda is pleased with  Government’s new approach in the fight against AIDS, following the declaration of Mandatory Testing Counseling and Treatment for HIV. President Lungu recently announced that Voluntary Counseling and Testing(VCT) has been scrapped off, the move that has been received with a pinch of salt by some section of society. But Dr […]

Crowd ‘Snubs’ Dr Chilufya…as they refuse to take HIV Test

    Health Minister Chilufya caused  jeers when he jokingly told the gathering that attended the donation of mosquito nets by Toyota Zambia at  Ndeke House(Ministry of Health) to proceed to the  booth to take HIV mandatory tests before having the prepared snacks. Meanwhile, Journalists have asked Dr Chilufya not to be moving with a horde […]

Govt Moves In To Solve Water Blues Problem In Msisi Compound

The Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection,  the Department for International Development (DFID) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) have partnered in  putting up 15 water kiosks  and 14 communal taps through the Misisi Water Supply Improvement Project. The project  has taken close to a year to be completed. People […]

Lungu Is Not God To Dictate Lives of Private Citizens-Katuka

    President Edgar Lungu is not God to be dictating  people’s private lives, United Party for National Development(UPND) Secretary General Steven Katuka has charged. Reacting to President Lungu’s move to declare  Mandatory Testing, Counselling and Treatment for HIV, Katuka said President Lungu should  not act like God  who said let there be light and […]

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