PREP NOT A LICENCE TO ENGAGE IN PROMISCUOUS BEHAVIOR-DR CHAILA

  A medical expert has cautioned members of the public against using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug to engage in promiscuous behaviour.   Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) Provincial Co-Coordinator-Lusaka Achieve Project Dr Mwate Joseph Chaila says PrEP should not be used to engage in prostitution but ensures that sexually active are protected […]

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LONG QUEUES AT MANDEVU CLINIC IRK RESIDENTS

BY OSCAR NKUWA Residents of Lusaka’s Mandevu compound have bemoaned the congestion that has continued to characterize the local health centre in that community. Ms Stella Banda has complained to Komboni Radio News that long queues at Mandevu Clinic have become the order of the day. Ms Banda disclosed that patients queue up at the […]

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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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