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Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda today announced to parliament that the first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccine under the COVAX initiative is expected to arrive in Zambia on Monday 12th April, 2021. Dr. Chanda says the consignment consists an initial 228,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which will be administered to about 3.6 million […]

The Resident Doctors Association of Zambia is disappointed that various medical supplies and products at Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency have expired due to over procurement. Dr. Isaac Sakala, the Associations’ president says it is worrying that insulin, which was recently reported to be in short supply in Zambia, is among the expired drugs […]

Health Minister Dr Jonas Chanda has warned against the use of drugs meant for animals to treat or prevent Covid-19 in Zambia. Dr Chanda is worried that some people are using Ivermectin, a drug which in Zambia is registered and authorized for veterinary use only. He urged Zambians to desist from taking drugs meant for […]

The Resident Doctors Association of Zambia is elated with the allocation of 8.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Zambia by the African Union. The vaccine from Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca has been allocated under the COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, a platform which has been created to ensure that up to […]

Twenty-One (21) more people have died from the Corona virus in Zambia in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of fatalities to 660. Of this figure, 278 are confirmed COVID-19 deaths, 358 are associated to the pandemic while 24 are yet to be classified. The total number of new cases increased to […]

The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority has advised persons intending to place on the market conventional, herbal and traditional medicines for purposes of treatment or management of COVID-19 to apply for authorization from the Authority. Christabel Iliamupu, the ZAMRA Senior Public Relations Officer said applications for marketing authorization should include supporting clinical trial data to evidence […]

Health Minister Dr. Jonas Chanda has implored the Zambia Medicines and Regulatory Authority and Medical Stores Limited to be more vigilant and ensure that only medical supplies that meet the required standards are imported into the country. Dr. Chanda says his ministry exists to protect the good of the public and would allow defective medical […]

Leader of the opposition Patriots for Economic Progress Sean Tembo says he is still waiting for President Edgar Lungu to address the nation on the Honey Bee Pharmacy saga involving the supply of expired drugs to the Ministry of Health. Mr. Tembo said it was difficult to understand how this happened when the country has […]

Opposition politicians and former ministers warn approval may be premature and risky after government fast-tracks Covaxin. India on Sunday granted emergency approval to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin but faced questions after taking the step without publishing efficacy data for the homegrown coronavirus vaccine. The news, announced by the drugs controller general of India (DCGI) who did […]

The National Health Insurance Management Authority has challenged the private sector to set up provincial laboratories countrywide to ensure that the public receives affordable and necessary Health Care Services. Speaking at the accreditation ceremony, NHIMA Director General James Kapesa says the eight private pharmacies and laboratories accredited today will ensure that Zambians regardless of their […]