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Zambia rolls out oral cholera vaccine
ZAMMSA in Egypt to procure more drugs for Zambia

374 ViewsA multi-disciplinary team led by Parliamentary Committee on Health Christopher Kalila has arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to conduct a pre-inspection routine of the second dispatch of drugs that government has procured through the Zambia Medicine and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) . ZANIS reports that during a courtesy call on Zambian Ambassador to […]

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Lusaka gets 43 new cholera cases

418 ViewsLusaka has recorded over 43 new Cholera cases in the last 24 hours, including three babies who have been admitted to Matero level one Hospital in Lusaka. This brings the cumulative cases to 2,404, since January 2023, with 57 deaths so far. Health Minister Sylvia Masebo has described the situation as serious and has […]

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Lusaka tops HIV prevalence list

421 ViewsLusaka Province has the highest HIV prevalence at 14.4 percent followed by Western at 13.6 percent and Southern at 13.2 percent, according to the Zambia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHA) report. Copperbelt is at 11.9 percent, Central 11.7 percent, Eastern 9.2 percent, Luapula 8.2 percent, North-Western 6.8 percent, Muchinga 6.6 and least being Northern […]

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Govt optimistic of lifting Anthrax ban before Christmas

388 ViewsGovernment has contained the outbreak of anthrax disease in the country and is optimistic of lifting the ban on livestock movement, slaughter and trade from the affected areas before Christmas. The country has in the past three weeks not reported any new cases of anthrax since the disease broke out in July in Southern, […]

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Govt buys Computer Tomography for Kabwe Central Hospital

429 ViewsGovernment has bought a Computer Tomography (CT) scan for Kabwe Central Hospital worth over K13 million to improve diagnoses of cases. This came to light yesterday when Central Province Permanent Secretary Milner Mwanakampwe visited the biggest hospital in the region to check on installation of the equipment. Mwanakampwe said Government spent K13,231,696.50 to buy […]

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19 people contract Anthrax in Kalomo

296 ViewsNineteen (19) people have contracted Anthrax disease in Kalomo district of Southern Province. District health director, Terence Choke confirms that all the affected have been treated as outpatients with the oldest aged 57 years while the youngest is eight months old. Dr. Choke however adds that all the affected people are stable with most […]

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ZAMMSA distributes 77% of Health Center kits in two weeks

273 ViewsThe Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) has in two weeks distributed, across the country, 5400 health center kits out of the 7050 kits that were recently received from Mission Pharma. ZAMMSA Senior Manager Public Relations Bradley Chingobe says from the initial batch of 983 health center kits that had compliant Erythromycin, ZAMMSA […]

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US approves first shot against Mosquito- borne disease

1,175 ViewsThe US Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s first vaccine for chikungunya, which it sees as an “emerging global health threat”. The mosquito-borne disease causes fever and joint pains and can be fatal to newborns. The FDA’s approval is expected to speed up the vaccine’s global rollout. This year, about 440,000 chikungunya […]

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Antrax outbreak:ZAM urges consumers to buy meat from registered outlets

434 ViewsThe Zambia Association of Manufacturers-ZAM, says illegal meat bought from unregistered and unauthorized outlets could be the main driver of the current Anthrax outbreak. ZAM Chief Executive Officer, Muntanga Lindunda, has since urged government to enhance community sensitization efforts on food safety at various stages, including production and consumption. Meanwhile, Lindunda fears that the […]

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