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Cancer can be treated with nuclear medicine

2,235 ViewsIn mid-February the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka conducted the first-ever treatment of thyroid cancer – normally treated through surgery followed by radioactive iodine therapy. Zambia did not have the expertise to carry out the treatment until December 2017. Indeed, nuclear medicine plays quite an important role in increasing the wellbeing of people […]

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National Health Insurance Bill: A killer punch to the Zambian worker

2,138 ViewsCountry men, women and youths, It is not a secret that our country is in dire need of a better health system, it is highly undisputed that a health workforce is an asset to every business as regards to productivity but as NAREP Youths in Lusaka Province, we strongly oppose this animal called the […]

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Fairview Hospital shut down

3,120 ViewsThe Health Professional Council of Zambia has with immediate effect revoked the operating license for Fairview Hospital in Lusaka for endangering the lives of patients. The decision to revoke the license was arrived at after carrying out an impromptu visit to inspect the compliance levels at the hospital. Addressing the Media soon after the […]

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Zambian launches National Tuberculosis Parliamentary Caucus

1,220 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

1,673 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

2,787 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

2,042 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

4,387 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

1,895 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

808 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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