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President Sata orders suspension of 100 UTH Nurses

349 ViewsPresident Michael Sata has ordered the suspension of over 100 nurses following a weeklong strike action that started off at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka before spreading to other parts of the country. The Head of State has ordered UTH management to discipline the nurses for embarrassing the government and wants some of […]

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247 ViewsBarrick Lumwana Mine General Manager, Bill Macnevin, says his company will remain committed and resolute to the fight against HIV/AIDS because it has an impact on productivity. Mr Macnevin says the mining company takes interest in participating in the fight against HIV to ensure zero occurrences of negative practices in surrounding communities. He says […]

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World Aids Day: Looking forward to a day the theme will be “Aids Cure Found”

234 ViewsBy Obrie Makai We keep preaching; play safe!,Know your status,go for Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT)!, use ABC!, condomize (use condoms), Go for circumcision!, say No to sex!, stand against teenage pregnancy! Come on! Let’s not pretend everyone knows how a condom looks like and its use, everyone knows Abstinence iliche (is good) but […]

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Consider yourselves fired, Health Minister tells Striking Nurses

584 ViewsMinister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde has maintained that all the Nurses on strike that did not write exculpatory letters by 2pm on Friday must consider themselves fired. And Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has instructed Dr. Kasonde to issue a Ministerial statement in Parliament on the strike by Nurses next week. […]

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Soviet dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya dies

161 ViewsRussian poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya, one of the former Soviet Union’s foremost civil rights activists, has died in Paris at the age of 77, friends in Moscow told AFP. Gorbanevskaya, who died Friday, was a key figure in the dissident movement that fought for human rights in the Communist country and took a prominent role […]

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Scientists find agressive new strain of HIV

350 ViewsPatients infected with new HIV strain develop AIDS over two years faster than those with other versions of the virus. A new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to AIDS, researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have found. The strain, called A3/02 was discovered in 2011 and […]

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325 ViewsNurses who are on strike have again defied the directive by government to resume work 5pm on Thursday or face dismissal charges for being absentee from work. A check at two biggest hospitals, University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and Levy Mwanawasa by Zambian Eye Thursday evening found that Nurses had not resumed work as directed. […]

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Health Insights: The importance of strength training

359 ViewsBy Asunta Simoloka A balanced workout regimen must include strength training on a regular basis.  Strength training, also known as resistance training, involves the use of resistance in order to build strength which is achieved by adding and maintaining lean muscle and bone mass. Lean muscle is more metabolically active compared to fat, so you need plenty of lean muscle and very little fat in order to burn a substantial amount of calories.  Strength training […]

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304 ViewsPresident Michael Sata has with immediate effect appointed Dr Chilufya Chitalu, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Mansa Central as Deputy Minister of Health. Dr Chilufya replaces Christopher Mulenga who has been transferred to the Ministry of Youth and Sport in the same capacity to take over from Steven Masumba who was fired […]

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196 ViewsResidents of Ndola’s Chibufu township  on the Copperbelt province of Zambia have complained about the erratic supply of ARVS. Zambian Eye, has leant that, the clinic and the nearby clinics have run out out  of the drugs for almost two weeks. “It is  very true the drugs are not are available, we do not […]

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