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Fight against cholera gobbles K1billion

1833 Views The fight against a crippling cholera outbreak has cost the treasury close to K1 billion, latest figures released by the Ministry of Finance have shown. In January 2018, the treasury released K35 million towards cholera control in addition to the K64 million which was released in 2017. Zambia has been battling a serious […]

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Doctors successfully separate conjoined twins

3984 Views A team of top Zambian surgeons at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have successfully separated seven-month-old siamese twins who were conjoined at the abdomen and shared a liver. UTH senior medical superintendent for Women and New Born hospital Dr Maureen Chisembele told the media this afternoon that Bupe and Mapalo were successfully separated […]

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Zambia to propose resolution on cholera at 71st World Health Assembly

1613 ViewsZambia has proposed a resolution on cholera at this year’s World Health Assembly under the strategic priority on public health preparedness and response. This will lead to increased global attention to the problem of cholera in order to address the drivers of the disease and accelerate its elimination. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in […]

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Ndola records one cholera death

643 ViewsA woman of Mushili township has become the first person in Ndola to die from cholera since the outbreak started last year. The Ndola City Council confirmed in a statement yesterday that the victim was brought in dead at Ndola Teaching Hospital. Medical practitioners conducted a rapid test which tested positive for vibrio cholerae. […]

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CCZ instructs member churches to join forces with Govt in curbing cholera

1175 ViewsThe Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has instructed all its member churches in Lusaka to participate in the massive cleaning exercise in line with Government efforts in curtailing the spread of cholera. The decision was arrived at during the CCZ management meeting which sat yesterday, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 to brainstorm on how […]

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Turkish govt joins in fight against cholera

477 ViewsThe Turkish Government through its development co-operation wing, Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA), will soon dispatch a consignment of medical logistics and other requirements to support efforts to combat the outbreak of cholera in Zambia. The gesture is an outcome of a meeting with TIKA at which Charge’d’ Affaires at the Zambia Mission […]

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Zambia’s pathetic cholera strategy

3723 ViewsBy Michael Chishala It seems to me that the government response to the latest cholera outbreak in Lusaka is mostly wrong, treating symptoms rather than causes. The epidemic started last year around October and has claimed the lives of more than 50 people and infected over 2,200 people with as high as 100 new […]

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Call for a disability inclusive cholera response program

654 Views I call upon the Ministry of Health, Lusaka City Council and the Joint Defense Forces to ensure that the measures that they have laid out to prevent the outbreak of Cholera are sensitive to diversity and fabric that exits within our community. Our communities have Persons with Disabilities and they must be part […]

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933 ViewsThe Catholic Church and their counterpart the Seventh Day Adventist Church have cancelled all church gatherings and have called members to worship from home. In a two saperate statements, the two churches said told members to obey health guidelines and that they will only congregate once there are some changes. ADL Pastoral Coordinator Father […]

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458 ViewsMedical Stores Limited (MSL) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a cost sharing agreement (CSA) worth USD 4,9 Million covering the next step of the expansion of the MSL Central Warehouse in Lusaka. This CSA will enable UNDP Zambia to implement the phase 2 of the construction of MSL Central warehouse according […]

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