ECL Calls for Steady Drug Supply

President Edgar Lungu has called for a steady supply of drugs in hospitals.   President Lungu says procurement of drugs should not even be an emergency but planned for by the Ministry of Health.   The President was speaking at State House today when he swore in newly appointed Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary

Stakeholders OK HIV Compulsory Testing

Stakeholders in Lusaka have welcomed the presidential pronouncement to make HIV testing compulsory in Zambia.   Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign Director Felix Mwanza says this will help government achieve the 90.90.90 target by 2020 of reducing HIV by 90 per cent.   Mr. Mwanza   adds that it is important that government strengthens community

Cancer screening hyped in Livingstone

    The Livingstone Central Hospital says it has intensified cervical cancer screening sensitization to rural communities in the district to improve access to the service.   Obstetrician and Gynecologist Bopili Noojiri says the hospital has this year seen a decline in women accessing the service compared to the past two years were the

45 hospitalised after drinking Munkoyo

    Forty-five people have been admitted to Lewanika General Hospital in Mongu after drinking a local non-alcoholic beverage commonly known as Munkoyo.   The incident happened on Friday last week at a wedding ceremony in Mandanga area around 01:00 hours after people took the beverage which is suspected to have been poisoned.   The victims

Zambia can eliminate Malaria-GOVT

    The Ministry of Health says it is possible that Zambia will eliminate malaria by 2021.   Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Kennedy Malama says this is because of the high impact intervention Programme put in place by government to eliminate the disease.   Dr. Malama says the Ministry of Health has started distributing insecticide treated

Govt to engage more health workers

    Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says government wants to train more than 5-thousand public health workers by 2021.   Speaking during the launch of the Public Nursing Curriculum and the Midwifery Protocols in Lusaka today, Dr. Chilufya said the PF government wants to take health services closer to the people so as

KABWE GENERAL HOSPITAL ICU TO OPEN

Kabwe General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit which was gutted last month has been rehabilitated and is expected to start operating next week.   Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says about 20,000 Kwacha has been spent on the rehabilitation works.   And Dr. Chilufya said many aspects of the health systems in Central Province need

Govt spends $10m on medicine

  Government has procured medicines worth 10 million US Dollars to stabilise the country's drugs and medical supply systems.   Speaking when he toured Medical stores Limited in Lusaka today, Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said the procured medicines include ARVs, Anti-Malarials, Health Care Kits and other Ethanol Medicines.   Dr. Chilufya said government has

Three Nursing Schools deleted

    The General Nursing Council of Zambia has de-registered three Nursing schools for operating illegally.   The deregistered institutions are Choma Medical College, Northrise University and Movement for Economic Freedom University.   General Nursing Council spokesperson Thom Yung'ana says three nursing schools do not meet the minimum set standards to operate as Nursing schools.   Mr Yung'ana

UTH I.C.U to be expanded

      The University Teaching Hospitals -UTH- Managing Director, Clarence Chiluba says the hospital is now able to carry out heart surgeries.   Dr. Chiluba says currently the hospital is able to handle at least 4 open heart surgeries and 10 closed heart surgeries per week.   He says this progress will eventually lead to the