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The Resident Doctors Association of Zambia has instructed its members to continue with the go-slow until their demands are met by government. The Doctors commenced their go-slow last night after government failed to meet their demands that include employment of at least 500 unemployed Doctors, payment of salary arrears, settling-in allowances and promotions dating back […]

Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda has launched the Health Professions Council of Zambia Service Delivery Charter aimed at enhancing delivery of services in the health sector. Dr. Chanda says the charter whose theme is “Enhanced community engagement, innovation and excellent service towards health coverage,” has come at a time when the Ministry is focusing […]

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 […]