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Zambian launches National Tuberculosis Parliamentary Caucus

754 ViewsUnited Nations Goodwill Ambassador for TB Yvonne Chaka Chaka says Africans will never be respected if the continent continues to go to the West with a begging bowl to sort out its challenges. And Chaka Chaka who is also a Health Advocate under the ACTION Global Partnership has implored politicians and other stakeholders to […]

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Stanbic Bank revamps UTH children’s ward with k800,000 facelift

1285 ViewsStanbic Bank is spending K800,000 to upgrade and modernise the A08 children’s ward at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. The transformation work will involve the extensive renovation of the 80-year-old facility to update amenities and expand the ward’s ablution block to improve hygiene. Chanda Katongo, Stanbic Bank’s head of public relations, said […]

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David Beckham launches ‘Malaria Must Die’ campaign

2453 ViewsEnglish football legend David Beckham has launched an ambitious new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live calling upon leaders to “unite and fight” malaria. The campaign’s first focus is on leaders at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in 70 days’ time. The ground-breaking film, made […]

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Fight against cholera gobbles K1billion

1691 Views The fight against a crippling cholera outbreak has cost the treasury close to K1 billion, latest figures released by the Ministry of Finance have shown. In January 2018, the treasury released K35 million towards cholera control in addition to the K64 million which was released in 2017. Zambia has been battling a serious […]

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Doctors successfully separate conjoined twins

3819 Views A team of top Zambian surgeons at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have successfully separated seven-month-old siamese twins who were conjoined at the abdomen and shared a liver. UTH senior medical superintendent for Women and New Born hospital Dr Maureen Chisembele told the media this afternoon that Bupe and Mapalo were successfully separated […]

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Zambia to propose resolution on cholera at 71st World Health Assembly

1502 ViewsZambia has proposed a resolution on cholera at this year’s World Health Assembly under the strategic priority on public health preparedness and response. This will lead to increased global attention to the problem of cholera in order to address the drivers of the disease and accelerate its elimination. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in […]

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Ndola records one cholera death

581 ViewsA woman of Mushili township has become the first person in Ndola to die from cholera since the outbreak started last year. The Ndola City Council confirmed in a statement yesterday that the victim was brought in dead at Ndola Teaching Hospital. Medical practitioners conducted a rapid test which tested positive for vibrio cholerae. […]

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CCZ instructs member churches to join forces with Govt in curbing cholera

1103 ViewsThe Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has instructed all its member churches in Lusaka to participate in the massive cleaning exercise in line with Government efforts in curtailing the spread of cholera. The decision was arrived at during the CCZ management meeting which sat yesterday, Tuesday, 9th January 2018 to brainstorm on how […]

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Turkish govt joins in fight against cholera

396 ViewsThe Turkish Government through its development co-operation wing, Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA), will soon dispatch a consignment of medical logistics and other requirements to support efforts to combat the outbreak of cholera in Zambia. The gesture is an outcome of a meeting with TIKA at which Charge’d’ Affaires at the Zambia Mission […]

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Zambia’s pathetic cholera strategy

3474 ViewsBy Michael Chishala It seems to me that the government response to the latest cholera outbreak in Lusaka is mostly wrong, treating symptoms rather than causes. The epidemic started last year around October and has claimed the lives of more than 50 people and infected over 2,200 people with as high as 100 new […]

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