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142 Chipata women diagnosed with cervical cancer

142 Chipata women diagnosed with cervical cancer

988 ViewsOne hundred and forty-two women have been diagnosed with cervical cancer at Chipata Central Hospital this year, according to Radio Breeze FM. Chipata Central Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Mbinga Mbinga says that this is from more than two thousand women that have so far been screened for cervical cancer. Dr. Mbinga told Breeze FM […]

Hospital closed for dispensing unauthorised ARVs

1,511 ViewsA Chinese-owned hospital in Kitwe has been closed for unlawfully giving out Anti-Retroviral drugs while four other health facilities have been closed for various offences that include stocking and dispensing expired medicines and mixing food items and drugs in a fridge. The five health facilities closed are Section 5 Mine in Luanshya, Baluba Shaft […]

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Govt commits to ending hunger, malnutrition by 2030

493 Views Minister of Agriculture Micheal Katambo says it is the responsibility of every global citizen to fight hunger and malnutrition. Katambo said this when he officiated at a High level dinner held in celebration of World Food Day, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka, organized by international advocacy […]

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Govt challenged to end Tuberculosis

646 ViewsA Zambian Tuberculosis Survivor and Advocate has called on governments to actualize their pledge to ending TB globally. Carol Nawina Kachenga says if the target to end the deadly disease by 2030 is to be met, governments have to work round the clock by implementing their agreed targets in the Political Declaration made during […]

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Zambia under threat of Ebola outbreak – WHO

1,017 ViewsThe World Health Organization says the many refugees that Zambia hosts from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo puts the country at risk of the Ebola virus. Who Country Representative Dr. Nathan Bakyaita says the influx of refugees fleeing DRC has put the country at high risk of a possible Ebola outbreak. Speaking This […]

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USAID to construct health post in Kanyama

555 ViewsThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged to construct a prefabricated health post at a cost of $ 60,000 in Kanyama constituency ward 11 located in John Laing Township. USAID Discover Regional Director Dr Simulyamana Choonga says the construction works will commence in the next two months and are expected to […]

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Lusaka in Ebola scare

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Lusaka in Ebola scare

881 ViewsThe Ministry of Health says lab tests on the quarantined patient at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka have ruled out the deadly Ebola virus. Yesterday, a patient who was admitted at the health facility exhibited Ebola-like symptoms and the hospital responded by placing the patient under quarantine and restricting movements within the facility. The patient […]

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Pharmaceutical Society calls for a ban on skin bleaching products

1,962 ViewsThe Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) has urged the general public to avoid using skin bleaching cosmetics as they have the potential to cause irreparable damage to the skin and body. PSZ President Jeromie Kanyika however says some of these products are only useful when prescribed for certain medical conditions. Kanyika says these products […]

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Ban ‘prophets’ claiming to heal people living with HIV, NGO appeals to Sumaili

1,015 ViewsThe Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC), an HIV/AIDS NGO, is calling on Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili to ban “Men of God” claiming to cure HIV/AIDS through “prayers and anointing water” and stopping people living with HIV from taking medication. TALC national director Felix Mwanza says it is shocking that the […]

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3.1 Million test for HIV

1,044 ViewsVice President Inonge Wina has disclosed that 3.1 million people have tested for HIV since January 2018. Mrs. Wina says the country has recorded an increase in the number of people testing for HIV. She says during the same period in 2017, only 2 point 5 million people tested for HIV. Mrs. WINA attributed […]

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