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Cost of living continues skyrocketing  despite the dept deal

Cost of living continues skyrocketing despite the dept deal

1,326 ViewsThe cost of living in Zambia has continued to skyrocket despite the debt deal. In Lusaka, the cost of living for March for a family of five has increased to K10,603.40 from the K9,278.06 recorded in February 2024, representing a 2.9 percent. According to the JCTR’s Basic Needs and Nutrition Basket (BNNB), the increase […]

Unknown eye infection breakout in Mpulungu

1,572 ViewsMpulungu district in Northern Province has recorded an outbreak of an unknown eye infection. Mpulungu District Commissioner Gehard Sikazwe says the unknown eye infection was first noticed last month but is slowly increasing. Speaking in an interview with ZANIS yesterday, Sikazwe notes that the Ministry of Health in the area has so far recorded […]

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9 year old girl in ICU identified

2,085 ViewsThe 9 year old girl admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who was brutally beaten by unknown people has been identified as Exhilda Mubanga. The girl’s mother Jennifer Kapamba narrated that her daughter left home to play with friends on Sunday around 9 hours after which she went missing […]

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Zambia rolls out oral cholera vaccine

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ZAMMSA in Egypt to procure more drugs for Zambia

1,256 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

1,390 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

1,328 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

1,312 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

1,394 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

1,183 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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