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President of the Save Lives Foundation, Younus Essa has called for people travelling into the country from India to be quarantined prevent the importation of the Indian variant of the COVID19 virus which has devastated the Asian nation. Mr. Essa says his organization is aware of a couple that did not quarantine themselves and have […]

The Tobacco Free Association of Zambia has condemned calls by Zambia Federation of Employers President, Mara Sakala for Zambia not to enactment of the Tobacco and Nicotine Control Bill. To the dismay of the Association and it’s partners, the Zambia Federation of Employers President is said to have called on government to stop the enactment […]

Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda says a cumulative total of 45,740 people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic since the launch of the Vaccination program on 14th April 2021. Dr. Chanda says the count includes the 2,593 people vaccinated with both the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines in the last 24 hours. He further […]

Renowned medical practitioner, Dr. Aaron Mujajati says most mothers who dump their babies are victims of Postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a medical condition that many women suffer from after delivering their babies. The condition is characterized by strong feelings of sadness, anxiety and tiredness that last for a long time after giving birth. Dr. […]

Medical for Quality Healthcare in Zambia has cautioned traditional birth attendants against admitting and treating pregnant women with underlining conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and septic shock. The Organization’s Research Director, Nomsa Mbunda urged traditional birth attendants to know their limits and refer pregnant women with underlining conditions to hospitals in order to reduce maternal […]

Minister of Healrth, Dr. Jonas Chanda today announced the opening of COVID-19 vaccination sites in all provinces and districts across the country to avail people access the vaccine in their various localities. Dr. Chanda says District Health Offices will provide further information on which sites are providing the COVID-19 vaccination service. He has also revealed […]

Youth Alliance Zambia has petitioned Health Minister, Dr Jonas Chanda to urgently introduce the Tobacco and Nicotine Products Control Bill in the current sitting of Parliament. The organization’s Executive Director, Samson Mwale says the delay in enacting the Bill has put the lives of millions of Zambians at risk. Mr. Mwale says the enactment of […]

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 Zambia Medical Association has disclosed that 16 medical doctors across the country have succumbed to COVID-19 from January 2021 to date.ZMA President, Dr. Samson Chisele says the Association is concerned with the huge number of Zambian frontline health workers that have been lost to the deadly corona virus pandemic.Dr. Chisele says the loss of […]

The Zambian government has agreed in principal to adopt the COVID-19 vaccine programme as one of the key methods of mitigating the negative health and socio-economic impact of the pandemic on the country’s population. However, Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda says the pilot programme will be conducted on a voluntary basis and rolled out […]