Delay to open clinic worries Linda residents

  By TAWANDA MUNYUKI THE delay to open Linda clinic has raised concern among residents in the area who fear that the health centre may be destroyed through vandalism. The residents said that the clinic was completed a long time ago but was still not operational for reasons not known. Catherine Nsokolo, a resident

Health Council bans illegal health training programmes

By Nation Reporter  Private universities and colleges which are illegally advertising health-related training programmes have been banned. An announcement by the Health Professions Council of Zambia yesterday banned such universities from enrolling students for the banned programmes because they do not comply with section 32 (1) and (2) of the Health Professions

Breastfeeding promotes health of mother, baby

  By ANNIE ZULU MOTHERS and expectant mothers should adhere strictly to the six-month exclusive breastfeeding of their newly-born babies, Bump, Birth and Beyond (BBB) Zambia director Margot Bham has advised. Ms Bham, whose organisation’s objective is to support mothers and expectant mothers on every step of their journey into parenthood through sensitization,

Trade Kings, Sanlam donate to UTH

  By JUSTINA MULENGA TRADE Kings Zambia in partnership with Access Bank donated hampers worth K45,000 to the maternity wing at the University Teaching Hospital during the International Women’s Day commemoration on Wednesday, says Trade Kings media manager John Songwe. “On this International Women’s Day celebration, we recognize the important roles women play

Govt to build renal, cardiac centre to save cash

  By CHINTU MALAMBO GOVERNMENT will this year commerce the construction of a state of the art health facility to deal with patients with cardiac, kidney and various health ailments as part of the modernization programme to cut costs of sending Zambians abroad for specialist treatment, Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Zambia 2017 HIV plan gets US nod

  By SANDRA MACHIMA ZAMBIA has earned initial approval on the HIV plan for 2017, says Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya. The Zambia Country Operation (COP) 2017 plan for HIV programmes has received kudos from the PEPFAR assessment team currently meeting in Washington DC with the Zambian Government. He said the meetings had been

Zambia records 1.6 pc reduction in HIV prevalence

  By MUKOSELA KASALWE   THE country has recorded progress in the reduction of HIV prevalence to 11.6 percent among people between the ages of 15 and 49, and Government is determined to reduce the HIV prevalence rate even further, says Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya. Dr. Chilufya said that the Government was

Hospital use of generator unacceptable – minister

  By KALOBWE BWALYA   IT IS unacceptable that St. Luke Catholic Mission Hospital in Mumpanshya area of Rufunsa district is still using a generator to supply the hospital, says Lusaka Province minister Japhen Mwakalombe. Mr Mwakalombe, however, assured the hospital management that Government would ensure that the hospital was connected to the

Chavuma Council hands over Health Post

  By Jackson Mapapayi CHAVUMA district council district has handed over a health post constructed at a total cost of K180, 000 to the Ministry of Health in that district. Speaking during the handover ceremony yesterday, Council Chairperson Victor Kashika said the health post that was constructed under the Constituency Development Fund

Man suffering from syphilis denied treatment by Lusaka’s George Clinic

  By AARON CHIYANZO A MAN of George compound Boniface Chilembo who was recently diagnosed with Syphilis has bitterly complained about how he was badly treated by laboratory technicians at Georhe clinic clinic Mr Chilembo told the Sunday Nation that he was largely ignored by a named laboratory technician at George clinic when