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Chinese contraceptive pill not safe for use in Zambia

1124 ViewsThe Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) is concerned with the scanty information surrounding the monthly contraceptive which is currently on the Zambian market popularly known as “Chinese pill”. Society president Jerome Kanyika says investigations have revealed that while members of the public have a view that the preparation is herbal and free from side […]

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Young doctor who helped separate Siamese twins found dead

3285 ViewsUTH paediatric surgeon Dr Vernon Pashi who was part of the team that successfully separated conjoined twins Bupe and Mapalo has died. According to the Ministry of Health, Dr Pashi, 33, was found dead in his bedroom around 09:00 hours on Sunday by a family member. University Teaching Hospitals Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Clerance […]

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Stanbic hands over new-look children’s ward to UTH

855 ViewsStanbic Bank Zambia has handed over a newly refurbished children’s ward to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) management. Earlier this year, the bank undertook to renovate the near-century old facility at a cost of over K860,000. The works involved extensive repairs of the rundown facility’s furniture, expansion of the washrooms and a general facelift to […]

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Birmingham academic establishes nursing education programme in Zambia

1212 ViewsA nursing lecturer at Birmingham City University (UK) is leading a medical programme in Zambia that is helping to set up a framework for developing and qualifying nursing personnel in the Southern African country. Major Chris Cater teaches in the University’s Defence School of Healthcare Education, where he heads up a team responsible for […]

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Cancer can be treated with nuclear medicine

1753 ViewsIn mid-February the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka conducted the first-ever treatment of thyroid cancer – normally treated through surgery followed by radioactive iodine therapy. Zambia did not have the expertise to carry out the treatment until December 2017. Indeed, nuclear medicine plays quite an important role in increasing the wellbeing of people […]

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National Health Insurance Bill: A killer punch to the Zambian worker

1796 ViewsCountry men, women and youths, It is not a secret that our country is in dire need of a better health system, it is highly undisputed that a health workforce is an asset to every business as regards to productivity but as NAREP Youths in Lusaka Province, we strongly oppose this animal called the […]

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Fairview Hospital shut down

2472 ViewsThe Health Professional Council of Zambia has with immediate effect revoked the operating license for Fairview Hospital in Lusaka for endangering the lives of patients. The decision to revoke the license was arrived at after carrying out an impromptu visit to inspect the compliance levels at the hospital. Addressing the Media soon after the […]

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Zambian launches National Tuberculosis Parliamentary Caucus

874 ViewsUnited Nations Goodwill Ambassador for TB Yvonne Chaka Chaka says Africans will never be respected if the continent continues to go to the West with a begging bowl to sort out its challenges. And Chaka Chaka who is also a Health Advocate under the ACTION Global Partnership has implored politicians and other stakeholders to […]

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Stanbic Bank revamps UTH children’s ward with k800,000 facelift

1380 ViewsStanbic Bank is spending K800,000 to upgrade and modernise the A08 children’s ward at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. The transformation work will involve the extensive renovation of the 80-year-old facility to update amenities and expand the ward’s ablution block to improve hygiene. Chanda Katongo, Stanbic Bank’s head of public relations, said […]

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David Beckham launches ‘Malaria Must Die’ campaign

2543 ViewsEnglish football legend David Beckham has launched an ambitious new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live calling upon leaders to “unite and fight” malaria. The campaign’s first focus is on leaders at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in 70 days’ time. The ground-breaking film, made […]

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