Covid-19 cases on the rise in three schools

By Patricia Banda Health Minister SYLVIA MASEBO says there is a rise in Covid-19 cases at Kapiri Mposhi Girls Technical School in Central province. Ms. MASEBO also says other schools affected are Chisamba Boarding in Central Province and Nchelenge Secondary in Luapula Province. The Minister told the National Assembly that as of March 5, 2024

Zambia to offer injectable PrEP for HIV prevention

By Mwila Nsofu Zambia has become the first country in Africa to offer an injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis medicine for HIV prevention. Injectable PrEP is a safe and effective HIV prevention tool that provides clients with two months of HIV protection between injections. Cabotegravir Long Acting for HIV prevention is being offered outside of a study

MASEBO cautions schools

By Blessings Chibuye Government says it will not hesitate to close schools that will not adhere to the Cholera preventive measures. Health Minister, SYLVIA MASEBO says the ministry will continue inspecting schools working with the Ministry of Education to ensure they comply to water, sanitation and hygiene activities. Ms. MASEBO said this during the routine

Cholera cases continue to drop

By Esther Kabwe The Ministry of Health has inspected 1,815 schools in Lusaka Province in readiness for opening on Monday. Health Minister SYLVIA MASEBO says this represents 98 percent coverage. She has urged parents to educate their children on good hygiene practices as they resume classes. And Ms. MASEBO says the country has continued to

Govt to confirm the opening of Schools

By Wilson Mulinda Government will tomorrow hold a multi-sectoral meeting on reopening of schools following the continued reduction of Cholera cases. Health Minister SYLVIA MASEBO says Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO will chair the meeting, after which Education Minister DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA will announce the way forward. Speaking during the Cholera update in Lusaka today, Ms. MASEBO

Process to recruit health volunteers starts

By Wilson Mulinda The Ministry of Health says it has started the formal process of employing volunteer health workers following the directive by President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA. Health Minister SYLVIA MASEBO says the ministry has engaged the civil service commission to start the process. Speaking during the routine Cholera update in Lusaka, Ms. MASEBO said her

KAMBWILI flees to Zimbabwe

By Ruth Chayinda Patriotic Front -PF- Member CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI has illegally left the country for Zimbabwe. Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister JACK MWIIMBU says preliminary investigations reveal that Mr. KAMBWILI, who was to be evacuated to South Africa on Thursday for treatment opted to leave for Zimbabwe. Mr. MWIIMBU says it is reported that
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