PARENTS URGED TO TAKE THEIR CHILDREN FOR POLIO VACCINE

The Human Rights Commission has appealed to parents and guardians to take their children to Health Centres for polio vaccination during the child health week to prevent disability. Commission spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya says it is important to have children vaccinated against polio in order to protect them against disability caused by polio. Mr Muleya says […]

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SENIOR CITIZEN WELCOMES THE WITHDRAWAL OF CERTIFICATES FOR SELECTED COURSES AT APEX AND CAVENDISH

A senior citizen has welcomed the move by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) to withdraw the approval of certificates for selected training programs at APEX medical and the Cavendish Universities. Mr White Chitalu says there is need for the institutions training medical students to meet the set standards of quality training. Mr. Chitalu […]

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HEALTH MINISTER CHALLENGED TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY AT LEVY HOSPITAL

The Movement for National Transformation (MNT) has challenged Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to ensure that there is quality provision of health services at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital. MNT President Daniel Shimunza has bemoaned what he alleged as poor health services being provided at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital and cited the limited bed space […]

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Reported thefts of Global Fund supported commodities at MSL decisively dealt with-Chilufya

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has charged that the recent publication of a story trending on social media citing the Ministry of Health to have been discovered of being responsible for massive thefts and losses of Global Fund supported commodities at Medical Stores Limited is an old story that has been decisively dealt […]

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NORTHERN PROVINCE PS HAILS MIDWIVES

Government has hailed midwives’ contribution to maternal and child health in Northern Province Provincial Permanent Secretary, Elias Kamanga said this during the commemoration of this year’s International Day of Midwives which was celebrated under the theme” Midwives leading the way to quality care”. Mr. Kamanga says government is aware of the shortage in midwifery staff […]

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RESIDENTS WELCOME HEALTH INSURANCE BILL

By Kalaluka Mushaukwa Some Lusaka residents have welcomed the National Health Insurance Bill that has now become law. Speaking in separate interviews with Komboni Radio News, the residents have noted that the Bill will help improve the provision health services in the country. The residents further noted that the Health Insurance Bill will also allow […]

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MATERNAL DEATHS WORRY MOTHERS

Some women in Lusaka have bemoaned the high cases of maternal deaths being recorded in the country. In an interview with Komboni Radio News, the women attributed the high cases of maternal deaths to the alleged negligent attitude by health workers. Mrs Martha Michelo charged that trainee nurses who are left to handle expectant mothers […]

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RESIDENTS WELCOME PLANS TO INTRODUCE ASSISTANT NURSES

Some Lusaka residents have welcomed the announcement by the ministry of Health to introduce assistant nurses in all health facilities. Speaking in separate interviews with Komboni radio news, the residents have observed that the move will help improve service delivery in hospitals unlike the current situation where general workers assist nurses and doctors. The residents […]

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LINDA RESIDENTS CALL FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MATERNITY WARD AT THE LOCAL CLINIC

Residents of Linda compound have bemoaned the lack of a maternity ward at Linda health centre. The residents have complained to a Komboni Radio News Crew that visited the community today that the absence of a maternity ward at the local health centre has proved to be very challenging for expectant mothers in the area. […]

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