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,

‘A little for a woman can go a long way’

  By Mailesi Banda THERE is a better chance of reducing poverty in rural areas by empowering women with business capital as there are many women-led families that are striving to succeed, says Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya The minister, who is Mansa Central Member of Parliament, said it was unfortunate to

Country on high alert for bird flu

By MUKOSELA KASALWE THE country is on high alert against the spread of bird flu from neighbouring countries, Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, Michael Katambo, has said. Mr. Katambo warned of the resurgence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe and said that the

Isolating ART patients promotes stigma – activist

  By Jack Mapapayi   AN HIV and AIDS activist in Kalumbila district has observed that the isolation of collection points for Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) medicine in various health facilities is greatly contributing to stigma amongst HIV positive people. District AIDS task force chairperson Chipawa Chipawa told the Daily Nation in an interview that

Bauleni clinic needs bus shelter

  By CHINTU MALAMBO   RESIDENTS of Lusaka’s Bauleni compound have appealed to the local leadership to facilitate the construction of a bus shelter near Bauleni Health Centre. In an interview with the Daily Nation, Ackim Sinyangwe, a bus operator, said patients and other members of the public using the facility found it hard

Lulamba clinic to have maternity ward

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  By ROGERS KALERO   MORE than K700,000 is to be spent on the construction of a maternity ward at Lulamba health post in Chingola district of the Copperbelt Province. Chingola Member of Parliament (MP) Mathew Nkhuwa said the maternity ward at Lulamba clinic was one of the many development projects that he had

Filthy conditions cause of typhoid

  By LINDA SOKO-TEMBO   ABOUT 300 cases of typhoid have been recorded in Mpika and Lusaka district due to filthy conditions, Ministry of Health Spokesperson Kennedy Malama has disclosed. Speaking during a media briefing, Dr. Malama said Mpika has recorded a total of 162 confirmed cases of typhoid and that two patients