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‘Let’s combat cancer with home-grown solutions’

  THERE is need to design strategies that would help to implement home-grown solutions in combating cancer to offer hope to those afflicted by the disease, Lusaka deputy mayor Chilando Chitangala has said. Speaking when she officiated at a cancer smart health talk in Lusaka, Ms Chitangala said cancer could be treated if detected early, […]

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Over one million children vaccinated against measles and rubella

THE Ministry of Health on the Copperbelt has vaccinated over 1,149,593  children aged between nine months and 15 years against measles and rubella virus during the just ended campaign. Copperbelt provincial medical officer Dr Consity Mwale described the exercise as successful in all districts. Dr. Mwale said the health team beat the target of 1,100,000 […]

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Mufulira local contractor disappoints Health minister

  By Nation Reporter GOVERNMENT has threatened to terminate a contract of Mercury Lines who have been hired to build Mufulira District Hospital in Mufulira Central constituency because of the slow pace it is executing the project. Health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya expressed disappointment with the slow pace at which the first ultra-modern referral hospital […]

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Corruption in recruitment of nurses by Govt exposed

  SOME graduating nurses are being asked to pay as much as K5, 000 for them to be recruited for employment in the civil service, it has been learnt. A near-victim of the practice who spoke on condition of anonymity, appealed to Government to do away with the current recruitment exercise for nurses and revert […]

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Hundreds throng measles immunization drive

  By Nation Reporter PARENTS and guardians from Ng’ombe and Chazanga clinics in Lusaka have turned up in large numbers to have their children vaccinated for measles and a new infection known as rubella virus. Zambia kicked off the country-wide immunization exercise to vaccinate children aged between nine months and 15 years against measles and […]

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Unclaimed bodies choke UTH mortuary

  By Nation Reporter THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has appealed to the general public to take keen interest in checking for their missing relatives, adding that the hospital had a lot of unclaimed bodies. In an interview with the Daily Nation, UTH public relations manager Mwenya Mulenga disclosed that the hospital had recently buried […]

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Saudi Arabia loans UTH US$20 million

  SAUDI Arabia has given the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) US$20 million loan with interest of 2 percent for rehabilitation and construction of a new ward for burns treatment. In an interview, Zambian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Abraham Mumba disclosed that Saudi Arabia was committed to improving the health sector in Zambia and that they […]

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North-West targets 385, 000 children for measles vaccination

  THE ministry of health in North-Western Province has targeted about 385, 000 for vaccination against Measles and Rubella which is about 47 percent of the total provincial population. The exercise which started yesterday would run up to September 24 and was targeting children between the ages of nine months to 15 years. North-Western provincial […]

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Improving Child HIV diagnosis welcome

  By Nation Reporter IMPROVING pediatric HIV diagnosis in infants and children is the first critical step to increase the number of infants and children who will access life-saving treatment at the early stage, says Ministry of Health acting permanent secretary John Moyo. Dr Moyo said this in Lusaka at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS […]

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Typhoid breaks out in Mbala

  TYPHOID has broken out in Mbala district of Northern Province with hundred cases reported and one death recorded for far. Mbala Municipal Council public relations officer David Simfukwe confirmed the outbreak and said the local authority in conjunction with the district medical office had embarked on water quality monitoring in all affected areas. Mr. […]

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