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Quality healthcare a must – TAU

984 ViewsTexila American University Zambia (TAU) says since health is a human right, everyone should have the information and services they need to take care of their own health and the health of their families. Speaking in commemoration of World Health Day, TAU Dean of Medicine Elliot Kafumukache says universal health coverage means that all […]

Lungu commissions US$2m Luapula Medical Stores hub

742 ViewsPresident Edgar Lungu has today commissioned the US$2 million Medical Stores Regional Hub in Mansa District, Luapula Province. The state of the art hub is the second one that the Head of State has commissioned after the Mpika facility which he commissioned earlier this year. The Government of the Republic of Zambia, intends to […]

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Zambians Encouraged to get screened for Tuberculosis

619 ViewsTexila American University TAU-Zambia says the fight against Tuberculosis TB should be a collective effort of government, relevant stakeholders and the general public. TAU Assistant Professor, Brigadier General Dr Lawson Simapuka (pictured), says individuals should take personal responsibility to ensure they reduce the risk of catching TB. He said some ways in which someone […]

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Govt plans to circumcise 360,000 males this year

541 ViewsGovernment is this year targeting to circumcise 360,000 males, as one of the interventions in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Muchinga Province Assistant Secretary Samuel Mbewe said at the launch of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) April campaign in Chinsali District, Muchinga Province. Mbewe says VMMC is cost effective and should be included along side […]

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Texila American University introduces pharmacy and nursing programs

1,245 ViewsTexila American University (TAU-Zambia) has announced the introduction of Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs in their April 2019 intake as approved by the Higher Education Authority, Health Professions Council of Zambia and the General Nursing Council of Zambia, respectively. The Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in […]

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Measles kills 42 children within 3 months

643 ViewsMeasles has killed over 42 children in Kanchibiya District of Muchinga Province in less than a month. Provincial Medical Officer Nero Chelembo has told Diamond News that the children died before they could get help from health officers. Dr. Chelembo has explained that medical personnel were only shown the graves of the children. The […]

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New diagnostic HIV tools launched in Zambia

1,720 ViewsHologic, Inc. announced today the launch of new HIV diagnosis tools in Zambia.  The Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay will provide new approaches to make it quicker and easier for laboratories to diagnose and monitor HIV infections in the country. The assay – the technical term for a laboratory test – has received two new […]

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‘Self-medication should be done responsibly’

1,166 ViewsTexila American University (TAU) has called on citizens to take precautions when self-medicating to avoid administering wrong drugs to themselves. TAU Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Ernest Simpemba says self-medication should be done responsibly with the help of health professionals to avoid potential risks such as incorrect self diagnosis, severe adverse reactions, or dangerous drug […]

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Zambians’ salt intake a source of concern

909 ViewsZambia Heart and Stroke Foundation has called on the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities to regulate the amount of salt in processed foods on the Zambian market. Speaking on a radio program facilitated by Texila American University, the foundation’s Center for Primary Care Research President Professor Fastone Goma bemoaned the high amount of […]

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Doctors remove remaining needles from young Richard

2,656 ViewsA team of surgeons at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have successfully operated and removed the remaining needles and wires from the body of 3-year-old Richard Zulu of Chipata. The toddler, whose discovery of having over 40 needles and wires in his body remains a mystery, was evacuated to Lusaka for the final phase of […]

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