Death of mother after delivery saddens NGOCC

  By Nation Reporter IT IS sad that women still die during delivery in some hospitals when there are health personnel on call, says Non-Governmental Organisations Co-ordinating Council (NGOCC) Chairperson Sarah Longwe has said. Ms Longwe said her organisation would take it upon itself to verify the circumstances surrounding the death of a

Indian experts to train Zambians in organ transplants

  By OSCAR MALIPENGA   INDIAN experts have offered to give Zambian doctors training in kidney, liver and heart transplants, Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga has said. And Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said State House greatly valued the contribution India was making to Zambia’s

Govt puts Copperbelt on Ebola footing

  By VIOLET TEMBO   THE Ministry of Health (MoH) has heightened  surveillance activities on the Copperbelt in light of the outbreak of Ebola in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Provincial medical officer Consisity Mwale responded in a press query that all district health offices and health institutions have been alerted. "Following the

Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia plans ahead

  By SANDRA MACHIMA Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is currently supporting about 212 health facilities in 32 districts in Zambia to strengthen the health delivery systems. CIRDZ chief executive officer Izukanji Sikazwe said his body working with the Ministry of Health and various stakeholders to focus on prevention of

ZAFFICO refurbishes hospital emergency room

  By Violet Tembo   THE Zambia Forestry and Forests Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) has refurbished an emergency wing at the Ndola Teaching Hospital at a cost of K485, 000. And Government has bemoaned that few companies are giving back to communities through corporate social responsibility (CRS) in areas in which they are operating. Speaking during

Smack B, change agent in the fight against HIV through music

  By AARON CHIYANZO IT is upcoming Choma-based artist Smack B’s hope that his music will change the attitude of the Zambian people towards people living with HIV/AIDS. Smack B, born Christopher Imasiku has pledged his career to fight the scorns of the HIV pandemic and ensure that people living with the virus


  By Mailesi Banda HEALTH workers at Kalingalinga clinic are allegedly denying diabetic patients access to insulin with the intention of selling the drugs. A diabetic patient Malumbo Daka of Kalingalinga compound complained that even after being referred by doctors from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) to be getting the drugs from the

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,