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Cholera kills 595 people in Malawi

680 Views An outbreak of Cholera in neighbouring Malawi has left 595 people dead, according to BBC. Authorities have since suspended the opening of Schools in two cities. Schools in the capital, Lilongwe, and the commercial hub, Blantyre, will remain closed for at least two more weeks after the Christmas holidays. The cholera outbreak began […]

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New year triplets born through cesarian

678 Views Livingstone recorded 9 new year babies on 1st January, 2023. Livingstone University Teaching Hospital recorded 8 babies, 4 boys and 4 girls. Among these babies are triplets born through cesarian. One baby girl was also recorded at Maramba Clinic. During the presentation of the gifts to the babies, the mayor expressed happiness that […]

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ZAF evacuate Itezhi- Tezhi baby with gastroschisis to UTH

691 Views  The Zambia Air Force has evacuated a newly born baby in Itezhi-Tezhi who has a condition known as Gastroschisis to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka The baby was born at Mutenda Clinic from a 22 years old mother. Gastroschisis is a birth defect where a hole in the abdominal (belly) wall beside […]

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13 children set for surgerycin in Israel

805 Views Photo for illustration purpose only. Thirteen children are expected to be flown to Israel this month for life-saving heart surgery at Save a Child’s Heart Hospital. Save A Child Heart Executive Director Simon Fisher says this follows the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the healthy facility and the Ministry of Health in Zambia. […]

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Mapanza Institute of Health Sciences closed

2,076 ViewsThe Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ) has with immediate effect closed the operations of Mapanza Institute of Health Sciences in Choma District. According to a letter addressed to the School Director of Programmes seen by Zambian Eye, the council notes that the college was operating without following standards of a training centre. […]

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Shortage of drugs a serious concern – Mundubile

604 ViewsMember of the opposition and Patriotic Front (PF) hopeful Presidential aspiring candidate Brian Mundubile says shortage of drugs in hospitals country wide is a serious concern to everyone. Mundubile says a parliamentary committee constituted by Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti has revealed acutely shortage of drugs and laboratory reagents in hospitals countrywide. […]

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World remembers AIDS victims

854 ViewsEvery year, December 1, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and to remember those who have died from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related illnesses. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever international day for global health. Every […]

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Activated charcoal is over-rated says Dr Kanyimba

1,336 ViewsThe Medical Practitioner/ Clinical Pharmacologist Dr Sindwa Kanyimba says the use of activated charcoal by people is being over-rated. In his study, Dr Kanyimba maintains that people often use activated charcoal for wide conditions such as to cure diarrhea, constipation, dyspepsia commonly called “gases” alcohol hangover prevention, burns, wounds, and snake-bites. Apparently, activated charcoal […]

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Living without essential drugs, story of crisis and inequalities in Africa

789 Views Stephen Tsoroti She looks at the picture with a long drawn gaze, then a tear rolls down, running through her knotted cheek, eventually dropping on the picture frame. Another comes, she wipes it clear with the back of her hand, as she fights hard to stop them coming. Rudely, they kept on coming […]

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9 cases of measles recorded in Kaputa

980 ViewsMeasles outbreak have been recorded in Kaputa District of Northern Province with 9 cases active in hospital. Kaputa District Health Director Lukishi Bananga confirmed th development during the Ministry of health head of department meeting with the area Member of Parliament Elvis Nkandu on Tuesday this week. Bananga says the first case was recorded […]

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