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Zambia selected for pilot study


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Zambia Medical Association-ZMA-President Aaron Mujajati, has disclosed that Zambia is among three African countries selected by the World Medical Association-WMA-to pilot a study on social determinants of health.


Speaking during a press briefing in Livingstone today, ahead of the Zambia Medical Association Annual General Meeting, Dr. Mujajati said the findings of the study will enhance current efforts aimed at improving health service delivery.


And answering a question on demands for yellow fever certificates by some neighbouring countries, Dr. Mujajati says government should do a lot more to address the challenge.


He says though Zambia has been declassified as yellow fever country, there is need for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health to ensure that the information of declassification is spread to other countries that may still be demanding yellow

fever certificates.


Meanwhile, Construction of Six Health Centres in Manyinga District has started.


And Manyinga District Commissioner Queen Manela has inspected the Contraction Site to check on the works.


Ms Manela says the Health Centres will help in decongesting of Loloma Mission Hospital.


Gulpta Construction is on Site and the Construction are at foundation level at all the six selected Sites.


The six areas selected for the new Health Posts include; Kachikenge, Mundanya, Chipanda, Katombi, Safwaya and Chifuwe East.


And Sheila Sinema, a Manyinga resident, has applauded Government for bringing health posts closer to the people.


Meanwhile, GULPTA Construction has pledged to complete the Project as per Contractual obligation.


And a Zambian Company, LUNAI Investments has partnered with WALLTEC Limitless Construction Walls of Germany in a 20 million dollar deal for manufacturing of high-tech walls that will see the firm erect about 15 houses a day.


Speaking during the launch of the partnership in Lusaka last night, LUNAI Investments Managing Director Shawky Hemeidan says the new housing method will help bridge the 3 million housing deficit in Zambia.


Mr. Hemeidan says failure to deal with the current housing deficit will lead to further growth of unplanned settlements.


He says the 20 million dollar investment to be injected in the next two quarters will create thousands of employment for locals.


Mr. Hemeidan further disclosed that the joint venture will redefine the term low cost housing in Zambia.


And WALLTEC Chief Operating Officer and Founder Hans Ulrich Schwartau says his company uses a revolutionary new building technology based on high-tech composite walls.


Mr Schwartau said the Skingtong Material which uses no cement but a strong bonding glue is resistant against hurricanes and impervious to termites.


He explained the material can be used to build upto 18 storeys without use of any cement or steel bars.


Mr. Schwartau says the structures promote green energy, use of solar, and recycles sewer which can be re-used within the house.


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