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I7 admitted for suspected cholera in Mpulungu

417 ViewsSeventeen people in Mpulungu have been admitted to Mpulungu Urban Clinic for suspected Cholera. Government through Mpulungu District Commissioner Dennis Sikazwe has confirmed the development to media in Mpulungu on Tuesday May 14. Sikazwe said the 17 are going through screening but government is taking necessary measures to prevent an outbreak. Sikazwe said Health […]

Some mothers are giving their babies alcohol to prevent epilepsy

584 ViewsThe Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition Alliance (CSO-SUN Alliance) is concerned about reports of women giving children alcohol in an attempt to prevent epilepsy. CSO-SUN Alliance country coordinator, Mathews Mhuru, some women are giving alcohol, mostly lagers, to babies as young as 3 months as a preventive measure against epilepsy resulting in some shunning […]

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Malaria incidences have reduced – Chilufya

499 ViewsHealth Minister Chitalu Chilufya has revealed that the malaria incidences have drastically reduced Zambia. Dr. Chilufya was speaking during the Malaria Day commemoration under the theme ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me’ in Lufwanyama on Friday. However, Dr. Chilufya also expressed discontent at the resurgence of malaria in some parts of the country like Lufwanyama […]

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Dr. Manasseh Phiri dies

1,119 ViewsZambia’s health guru Dr. Manasseh Phiri has died. The 68-year-old prostate cancer campaigner and educator had been battling prostate cancer since 2014 In March 2019, government through Zambians High Commissioner to South African Emmanuel Mwamba announced Dr Phiri’s hospitalisation at Awryp Medical Center in Johannesburg. Dr Phiri who has been a consistent HIV/ AIDS […]

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Quality healthcare a must – TAU

1,143 ViewsTexila American University Zambia (TAU) says since health is a human right, everyone should have the information and services they need to take care of their own health and the health of their families. Speaking in commemoration of World Health Day, TAU Dean of Medicine Elliot Kafumukache says universal health coverage means that all […]

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Lungu commissions US$2m Luapula Medical Stores hub

823 ViewsPresident Edgar Lungu has today commissioned the US$2 million Medical Stores Regional Hub in Mansa District, Luapula Province. The state of the art hub is the second one that the Head of State has commissioned after the Mpika facility which he commissioned earlier this year. The Government of the Republic of Zambia, intends to […]

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Zambians Encouraged to get screened for Tuberculosis

767 ViewsTexila American University TAU-Zambia says the fight against Tuberculosis TB should be a collective effort of government, relevant stakeholders and the general public. TAU Assistant Professor, Brigadier General Dr Lawson Simapuka (pictured), says individuals should take personal responsibility to ensure they reduce the risk of catching TB. He said some ways in which someone […]

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Govt plans to circumcise 360,000 males this year

611 ViewsGovernment is this year targeting to circumcise 360,000 males, as one of the interventions in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Muchinga Province Assistant Secretary Samuel Mbewe said at the launch of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) April campaign in Chinsali District, Muchinga Province. Mbewe says VMMC is cost effective and should be included along side […]

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Texila American University introduces pharmacy and nursing programs

1,431 ViewsTexila American University (TAU-Zambia) has announced the introduction of Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs in their April 2019 intake as approved by the Higher Education Authority, Health Professions Council of Zambia and the General Nursing Council of Zambia, respectively. The Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in […]

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Measles kills 42 children within 3 months

724 ViewsMeasles has killed over 42 children in Kanchibiya District of Muchinga Province in less than a month. Provincial Medical Officer Nero Chelembo has told Diamond News that the children died before they could get help from health officers. Dr. Chelembo has explained that medical personnel were only shown the graves of the children. The […]

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