Cholera vaccines commence Wednesday

By CHIKUMBI KATEBE   VACCINATION against cholera commences on Wednesday following the arrival of two batches of serum to be first administered in the two worst hit areas of Kanyama and Chipata compound respectively. And Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium has been turned into a full-fledged Emergency Cholera Treatment Centre with all medical equipment and

Israeli experts join in cholera battle

By KALOBWE BWALYA A TEAM of five experts from Sheba medical centre in Israel are in the country to support the Presidential initiative to deal with cholera. Special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda said the team which comprises water engineers and epidemiologists had already gone on

Minister clarifies ambulance claims

By Prisca Lumingu-Banda THE Swedish government did not donate the 25 ambulances, it was the Ministry of Health that bought the ambulances at a total cost of US$52,550 using the United Nations system and Swedish money. Health Minister Dr. Chilufya said the ambulances were bought using the Swedish grant donated to the

Three eye clinics unveiled in Lusaka

BY LINDA SOKO TEMBO GOVERNMENT’s plan to provide quality health care closer to the people and achieve vision       2020, on Monday moved a step further when it unveiled three eye clinics in Lusaka.  The new clinics are in Chawama, Bauleni and Mandevu, and were built by Standard Chartered Bank at a

Cancer hospitals on cards

By KALOBWE BWALYA GOVERNMENT is in the process of constructing cancer hospitals across the country with financial support from the Organization of the Arabs Bank for Economic development in Africa (OABCDA). Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya told parliament yesterday that the establishment of the cancer hospitals would be implemented in phases with

Chavuma in suspected dysentery outbreak

By JACK MAPAPAYI CHAVUMA district has recorded a significant rise in cases of diarrhoea which the local health office suspects may be an an outbreak of dysentery. District Health Director Kizito Sampa told the Daily Nation that the outbreak has affected all age groups in almost all the parts of the

Luangwa in chickenpox outbreak

By LINDA SOKO TEMBO AN outbreak of chickenpox has been reported in some parts of Luangwa district of the Lusaka Province which has affected about 27 people. Luangwa district health director, Hardington Siwale confirmed the outbreak and said that four health posts had established the outbreak of the disease. Dr Siwale said that

Indian doc heads to Zambia

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By KALOBWE BWALYA   ONE of India’s highly rated medical experts has offered to work with Zambia in curbing diabetes in women and children by training trainers of trainers. ACEER Health director Usha Sriram, said the exercise would be executed at no cost to the Zambian government as her non -governmental organisation,

Community initiative sees delays in completion of 650 health posts

By KALOBWE BWALYA GOVERNMENT must expedite the construction of the 650 health posts to boost quality healthcare service delivery to the people, says Community Initiative for Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria (CITAM-plus). CITAMplus policy and advocacy officer Nathan Nhlane said there were very few health facilities in the country and in some places

Expert hails Govt over new early HIV treatment plan

By Cliff Phiri in Kaoma THE Network of Zambian People Living with HIV (NZP+) has applauded Government for implementing the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines that require HIV-positive people to be put on treatment regardless of their CD4 count. Speaking ahead of the National Voluntary Counselling and Testing Day which falls today,