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What to eat when in Zambia

245 ViewsEating is part of the Zambian culture, apart from nourishing the body, it is part and parcel of social events such as barbeques to pre-wedding events where a groom is treated to a buffet of traditional dishes from his bride’s family. Some of the top drawer traditional foods to look out for include the […]

First consignment of COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca arrives at KKI

161 ViewsMinister of Health Dr Jonas Chanda has received the first batch of Zambia’s COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine from India, which touched down at Kenneth Kaunda International (KKI), this afternoon. Other dignitaries who witnessed the arrival of the consignment include the UN family lead by the Country coordinator, High Commissioners and Ambassadors. The first batch contains […]

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First consignment of Covid-19 vaccine expected today

159 ViewsThe first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Zambia today, the Ministry of Health said on Friday. The first consignment under the COVAX Facility consists of 228,000 doses of AstraZeneca manufactured in India. “This is only one of the COVID-19 vaccines in the basket as approved by Cabinet and this […]

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1st consignment of Covid-19 vaccine to arrive in Zambia on Monday- Dr Chanda

421 ViewsHealth Minister, Dr Jonas Chanda has announced that Zambia will receive the first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines, under the COVAX Facility, on Monday 12th April 2021. Updating the nation on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Parliament today, Dr Chanda said the first 228 000 doses of AstraZeneca, from India, will arrive at the […]

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Africa’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 114, 000

256 ViewsThe Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDCP) says more than 4.2 million cases out of 40.5 million tests conducted, Southern Africa recorded above 1.9 million cases. In a message released on Tuesday, ACDCP said at least 114,083 people have died across Africa due to complications induced by coronavirus. In its latest update, […]

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Zambia joins universe celebrate WHD

260 ViewsToday Zambia joins the rest of the globe commemorate World Health Day (WHD) which falls on April 7 of each year. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area […]

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Political campaigns may trigger COVID-19 surge before elections- BUZ

348 ViewsThe Biomedical Union of Zambia (BUZ) says the country could record a rise in covid-19 cases as it edges closer to the much anticipated polls set for 12 August this year. BUZ president Daniel Mwimbe attributes this to political campaigns that usually mark the period before such events, as parties hit the ground running […]

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Zambia still under threat from other diseases besides COVID-19- Dr Chanda

214 ViewsThe Minister of Health, Dr Jonas Chanda says in the over one year since the country began response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zambia has not been spared from other disease burdens including malaria, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health, and non communicable diseases. Presenting his ministerial statement to parliament, Dr Chanda […]

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Government closing down COVID-19 isolation centres

1,059 ViewsThe Minister of Health Jonas Chanda says government is winding down operations at some of the country’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while continuing taking stock of the equipment and human resource which had been heavily invested in anticipation of a possible “Third Wave”. He says the number of Covid-19 cases requiring admission has continued to […]

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Baobab fruit, the pharmacy in the jungle

688 ViewsThe mighty baobab tree stands tall in the African jungle, towering up to thirty meters high and growing up to 11 meters in diameter, making itself a centre of attraction for visitors in its own right. According to research, it is one of the largest and oldest trees in the world, with carbon dating […]

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