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Govt to employ 30,000 health workers by 2021

768 ViewsGovernment says it will employ 30, 000 health workers by the year 2021. Ministry of Health Deputy Director for Clinical Care, Daniel Makawa says government has so far recruited a total of 13,482 health workers while an 1,232 have been recruited under partner support. And Dr. Makawa adds that the implementation of the National […]

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Lusaka nurse reacts to high number of teen pregnancies

2,282 ViewsA Lusaka-based nurse has expressed dismay at the recent media reports that more than 5,000 girls under the age of 20 in Chipata, Eastern Province fell pregnant in a space of three months. Irene Miti Singogo says the nation should be concerned with this fact regarding teenagers engaging or being coerced into having unprotected sex. […]

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Texila American University joins in the fight against HIV

802 ViewsTexila American University (Zambia) Deputy Vice Chancellor Ajay Kumar Poddar has pledged his institution’s support in the fight against HIV. Professor Poddar said his university has set a target of producing a minimum of one thousand (1000) qualified doctors in the next 10 years with the aim of filling the gap of inadequate medical […]

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Dr Mwanahamuntu talks up nuclear energy importance

651 ViewsA medical expert has outlined the importance and efficacy of nuclear energy in curing noncommunicable diseases like cancer. Dr Mulindi Mwanahamuntu who is the Deputy Director of the Women and Newly Born Hospital at the University Teaching Hospital says the construction of the Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology will ensure that noncommunicable diseases like […]

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Over US$150m for neglected tropical diseases announced at star-studded Mandela concert

999 Views Leading philanthropists as well as African and European governments have announced more than US$150m to tackle neglected tropical diseases largely unknown in western countries, but which affect 1.5 billion people – or one in five on the planet. The over $150m funding will unlock a total aid package worth many, many more times […]

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World leaders respond to Global Citizens’ call to end extreme poverty

1,096 ViewsSeveral heads of state, heads of international organisations, leading development advocates and other eminent persons are set to attend and address the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on December 2 in Johannesburg, South Africa, International advocacy organization Global Citizen has announced today. And a mouthwatering lineup comprising some of the world’s biggest musical stars […]

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142 Chipata women diagnosed with cervical cancer

1,344 ViewsOne hundred and forty-two women have been diagnosed with cervical cancer at Chipata Central Hospital this year, according to Radio Breeze FM. Chipata Central Hospital Senior Medical Superintendent Mbinga Mbinga says that this is from more than two thousand women that have so far been screened for cervical cancer. Dr. Mbinga told Breeze FM […]

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Hospital closed for dispensing unauthorised ARVs

2,011 ViewsA Chinese-owned hospital in Kitwe has been closed for unlawfully giving out Anti-Retroviral drugs while four other health facilities have been closed for various offences that include stocking and dispensing expired medicines and mixing food items and drugs in a fridge. The five health facilities closed are Section 5 Mine in Luanshya, Baluba Shaft […]

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Govt commits to ending hunger, malnutrition by 2030

811 Views Minister of Agriculture Micheal Katambo says it is the responsibility of every global citizen to fight hunger and malnutrition. Katambo said this when he officiated at a High level dinner held in celebration of World Food Day, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka, organized by international advocacy […]

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Govt challenged to end Tuberculosis

990 ViewsA Zambian Tuberculosis Survivor and Advocate has called on governments to actualize their pledge to ending TB globally. Carol Nawina Kachenga says if the target to end the deadly disease by 2030 is to be met, governments have to work round the clock by implementing their agreed targets in the Political Declaration made during […]

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