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New diagnostic HIV tools launched in Zambia

New diagnostic HIV tools launched in Zambia

1,584 ViewsHologic, Inc. announced today the launch of new HIV diagnosis tools in Zambia.  The Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay will provide new approaches to make it quicker and easier for laboratories to diagnose and monitor HIV infections in the country. The assay – the technical term for a laboratory test – has received two new […]

‘Self-medication should be done responsibly’

1,091 ViewsTexila American University (TAU) has called on citizens to take precautions when self-medicating to avoid administering wrong drugs to themselves. TAU Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Ernest Simpemba says self-medication should be done responsibly with the help of health professionals to avoid potential risks such as incorrect self diagnosis, severe adverse reactions, or dangerous drug […]

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Zambians’ salt intake a source of concern

825 ViewsZambia Heart and Stroke Foundation has called on the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities to regulate the amount of salt in processed foods on the Zambian market. Speaking on a radio program facilitated by Texila American University, the foundation’s Center for Primary Care Research President Professor Fastone Goma bemoaned the high amount of […]

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Doctors remove remaining needles from young Richard

2,567 ViewsA team of surgeons at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have successfully operated and removed the remaining needles and wires from the body of 3-year-old Richard Zulu of Chipata. The toddler, whose discovery of having over 40 needles and wires in his body remains a mystery, was evacuated to Lusaka for the final phase of […]

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Conjoined twins evacuated to UTH

1,263 ViewsThe male conjoined twins who were born three days ago at the Kabwe General hospital have been evacuated to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). And UTH Director of Clinical Care Alex Makupe who has confirmed the development said a team of specialists has been instituted to closely monitor the twins. In an interview with […]

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Nuclear technologies as a new step in the medicine

638 ViewsThe health status of the Zambian people has been improving over the past 18 years. Since the commencement of major health sector reforms in 1991, Zambia’s efforts have been directed towards improving standards of living, particularly concerning health of the population throughout the country. This is being done through a combination of strategies and […]

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Siamese twins born in Kabwe

1,565 ViewsA set of conjoined twins has been born in Kabwe, Central Province, Power 87.9 FM reports. The twins were delivered by 29-year-old Patricia Malambo of Mulungushi Agro in Kabwe. Kabwe Central Hospital medical superintendent Victor Kusweje and Central Province medical director Charles Msiska yesterday confirmed the birth of the male conjoined twins. The conjoined […]

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ZAMRA closes 40 pharmacies for noncompliance

653 ViewsThe Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has suspended certificate of registration of 40 registered retail pharmacies in Lusaka for breech of terms and conditions of the certificate of registration under which their licences was granted. ZMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape told the press Saturday that 64 pharmacies were inspected, out of which 40 […]

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Govt to employ 30,000 health workers by 2021

589 ViewsGovernment says it will employ 30, 000 health workers by the year 2021. Ministry of Health Deputy Director for Clinical Care, Daniel Makawa says government has so far recruited a total of 13,482 health workers while an 1,232 have been recruited under partner support. And Dr. Makawa adds that the implementation of the National […]

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Lusaka nurse reacts to high number of teen pregnancies

2,103 ViewsA Lusaka-based nurse has expressed dismay at the recent media reports that more than 5,000 girls under the age of 20 in Chipata, Eastern Province fell pregnant in a space of three months. Irene Miti Singogo says the nation should be concerned with this fact regarding teenagers engaging or being coerced into having unprotected sex. […]

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