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45 Views Health Professionals’ Council of Zambia registrar Dr Aaron Mujajati has accused private health care providers of abusing their clients. Dr Mujajati observed that when patients seek private health care, the providers prescribe medicines and tests that are unnecessary in order to maximise their profits. According to a statement issued by Zamiba’s first secretary […]

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Rosatom highlights benefits of nuclear science and technologies for Zambia

66 ViewsRussian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom hosted a workshop on nuclear energy and the benefits of nuclear science and technologies development for Zambia. The event was attended by high profile experts, government officials as well as state and private media. During the workshop representatives of Rosatom showcased Russia’s over 70-year experience in the nuclear […]

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38 Views Health permanent secretary for administration Kennedy Malama says the number of cholera has risen to 111 from the 48 reported last week. Dr. Malama said in a statement to the press today that 11 patients were still undergoing treatment at Kanyama Centre while Matero Centre has recorded one patient. He further said the […]

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How nuclear technology is shining a gleam of hope on Zambia’s cancer fight

46 ViewsIt’s slightly past 07:00hrs on a Wednesday morning, and the seats in the waiting area at the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka in the waiting area are all taken. The patients, some accompanied by their relatives, seem eager to fulfil their appointments with the doctors. “Midweeks are extremely busy here,” says Terence Nyirongo, the […]

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Improving health services for Zambian seniors

27 ViewsZambian seniors have long suffered from subpar health care services, but over the next four years, the government plans to continue its efforts to upgrade and modernize the country’s medical infrastructure. Dr. Roland Msiska, the secretary to the cabinet, says that the government is improving health services and increasing the capacity to care for citizens of […]

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Radiation winning the fight against the tsetse fly in Africa

53 ViewsFor decades, African nations have suffered the devastating consequences caused by the tsetse fly. According to the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation the bloodsucking insect kills more than three million herds of livestock in sub-Saharan Africa every year, resulting in more than US$4 billion in losses in the region. In Zambia, about […]

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Cancer Diseases Hospital raises hope for Zambia’s fight against cancer

35 ViewsMore than 17,000 cancer cases have been diagnosed and treated at the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka since it was established 10 years ago, raising hope for Zambia’s fight against the menacing disease. The first and only cancer treatment centre offering radiation therapy in Zambia, the Cancer Diseases Hospital, has scored numerous successes in […]

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Nuclear programme to have positive impact on medicine in Zambia

44 ViewsIn late July Lusaka became a centre of special training in nuclear medicine for future African leaders and young specialists. The IAEA representatives, who organised the training, highlighted that the goal of the training was to increase awareness and skills in the medical community of Zambia and other countries that participated in the seminar. […]

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32 ViewsDangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which took place alongside the United Nations General […]

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45 ViewsBy Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa Implementing effective healthcare in Africa will require multifarious stakeholders to collaborate in a more effective and efficient way to optimise the scarce resources available while maximising the potential of a growing population. I would argue that making healthcare work in Africa is inherently a network […]

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