HIV Life Expectancy Now ‘Near Normal’

HIV Life Expectancy Now ‘Near Normal’

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to […]

UTH To Be Digitalized

UTH To Be Digitalized

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has revealed that the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) will be digitalized within a few months. Dr. Chilufya says this means that the UTH will now have terminals in the consultation rooms were doctors will be able to see their patients. He says doctors will be able to wire out instructions to […]

Zambia Not On WHO List For Polio Vaccination

Zambia Not On WHO List For Polio Vaccination

ZAMBIA is not among the 13 African countries enlisted for under five children vaccination against polio. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize over 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on […]

1.2 Million People Live With HIV In Zambia

1.2 Million People Live With HIV In Zambia

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in Zambia as at the end of 2016. Dr Chilufya told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that Lusaka and Western Provinces have the highest HIV prevalence rates of 16.1 percent and 16 percent respectively. Dr Chitalu says Muchinga and […]

1.2 Million People Live With HIV In Zambia

1.2 Million People Live With HIV In Zambia

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in Zambia as at the end of 2016. Dr Chilufya told Parliament in a ministerial statement yesterday that Lusaka and Western Provinces have the highest HIV prevalence rates of 16.1 percent and 16 percent respectively. Dr Chitalu says Muchinga and […]

US gives Zambia US$400 million for HIV response

US gives Zambia US$400 million for HIV response

The United States Government has given the Zambian Government over 400 million dollars about K4 billion to support its HIV response under the 2017 Country Operational Plan (COP17. US Ambassador to Zambia Erick Shultz says Zambia will also receive an additional 11 million dollars to carry out additional Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC). Mr. Shultz […]

Cancer Hospital Attending To 650 Patients Annually

The Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka says it has been attending to 650 cervical cancer patients every year from 2014. This came to light when Sanlam Insurance Company donated sanitary towels to the hospital situated at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) ahead of tomorrow Women’s Day Commemorations. Head of Gynecology and Kaposi Sarcoma Unit, Dr. […]

Morning After Pill: Facts

Morning After Pill: Facts

Sometimes sex can be unpredictable. The heat of passion can lead couples to ‘act’ before they think, and no one can predict the durability of a condom or whether it may split. Fortunately, even when traditional forms of contraception such as condoms fail, there are still options available. Most notably, the morning after pill. What […]

Lungu Splits Uth Into 5 Independent Hospitals

Lungu Splits Uth Into 5 Independent Hospitals

President Lungu has divided Unversity Teaching Hospital into Five autonomous hospitals which will be headed by consultants who are specialists. These are Children, Women, Men, Eye/Ear and Cancer disease Hospitals This has been done to enhance health service delivery

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