The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with “partners and experts” to produce a new name for the monkeypox virus, the head of the UN watchdog, Tedros Ghebreyesus, announced on Tuesday. The international body is also considering raising its monkeypox alert to the highest level possible.

The Civil Service Commission has announced that it will by the end of next week give appointment letters to the successful 11,276 health workers.

THERE is need for employers to provide decent salaries and improve the working environment for nurses and midwives for them to provide services that maintain respect for human dignity, the Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) has said.

Unemployed doctors have expressed worry that the recruitment exercise for the 11,276 health workers may delay following the overwhelming response which has seen over 100, 000 people jostling for the positions.  

By JOHN KOMBE THERE is nothing sinister about replacement of health workers as these are emergencies that are ordinarily not advertised, Resident Doctors Association of Zambia president (RDAZ), Dr Brian Sampa, has said. Dr. Sampa made the observation in an interview yesterday and said that the mass employment of health workers is a different matter […]

By SANFROSSA MANYINDA PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema must quickly move in and dissolve the current Zambia Medicines and Supplies Agency (ZAMSA) Board, says a Copperbelt-based pharmaceutical expert. Mr Jerome Kanyika alleged that the Head of State has the power to move in and stop the incompetence which has been exhibited by ZAMSA board members. “I am […]

SHIWANG`ANDU District Health Office in Muchinga Province  is targeting to vaccinate at least 70% of the district population against Covid-19 by June 2022, in order to enhance public health. District Health Director, Gibson Mweemba said so far 9,000 people have been vaccinated against covid-19 in Shiwang`andu district out of the 44, 000 targeted representing a target of […]

Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo, has commended the Chinese government for the continued support towards enabling Zambia to provide equitable access to vaccines and health care services across the country. Ms. Masebo said Zambia is grateful to China for the continued solidarity and partnership in many areas especially infrastructure development in the health sector in […]

The Ministry of Health in Muchinga Province says the province has recorded a reduction in malaria cases this year. Speaking in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today, Provincial Health Director Nero Chilembo said the region has recorded a reduction in malaria cases this year. Dr Chilembo stated that […]

THE dreaded fourth wave has taken its toll on Christmas,  with Government now announcing new regulations. Numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases jumped from hundreds a few weeks ago to thousands in recent days. Hospital admissions have been low but the spike in cases has now seen new restrictions being imposed and the postponement of schools […]

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