Current track




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 […]

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 […]