UNZA Professor calls on increased investment in infectious disease research

UNZA Professor calls on increased investment in infectious disease research »

27 Aug, 2015
News

A University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Veterinary Medicine professor has urged government to continue investment in research on infectious diseases in the country. Professor Aaron Mweene told the Lusaka Star in an interview that increased investment in infectious disease research would ensure the country be better prepared to handle infectious diseases such as the Ebola virus which was declared an international health emergency last year.

Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia successfully holds 2nd Annual Pharmacy Research Conference

Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia successfully holds 2nd Annual Pharmacy Research Conference »

15 Aug, 2015
News

THE Pharmaceuticals Society of Zambia (PSZ) has successfully held its second Annual Pharmacy Research Conference under the theme ‘Strengthening the role of Pharmacy in improving quality health services through research.’ Speaking during the conference which was held at Lusaka’s Cresta Golf View Hotel yesterday, PSZ President Liyoka Liyoka expressed happiness at the support and commitment shown by Pharmacists and Medical practitioners towards the activities of the Society.

Western province hit by Konzo disease

Western province hit by Konzo disease »

8 Aug, 2015
News

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) says Western province has recorded 25 cases of Konzo disease. MoH spokesperson Reuben Kamoto Mbewe has confirmed the development in a press statement and made available to the Lusaka Star this morning. Dr. Mbewe revealed that the disease is characterized by weakness in the lower limbs and pelvic pain.

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia »

8 Aug, 2015
News

A health research on unsafe abortion conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that to treat a case of unsafe abortion costs the country an estimated US$13.43. The Health System Costs of Unsafe and Safe Abortion research results show that the Zambian health system would save up to US$611,046 per year if each woman treated for a complication of unsafe abortion had instead accessed safe termination services.

UNZA students cry foul over sanitation around campus

UNZA students cry foul over sanitation around campus »

30 Jul, 2015
News

STUDENTS at the University of Zambia (UNZA) have bemoaned the continued poor sanitation at the institution.   A check around campus by the Lusaka Star revealed that most shower rooms in student hostels such as Kafue hostels for females were blocked leading to excessive flooding.   A student at the institution Nicole Muyunda expressed displeasure over the living conditions that students were being subjected to.

Ephasise on other ways of contracting HIV-UNZA HIV Peer Educator

Ephasise on other ways of contracting HIV-UNZA HIV Peer Educator »

28 Jul, 2015
News

University Of Zambia HIV/AIDS Peer Educators Association has urged other HIVAIDS educators to sensitize the public on all the ways the disease can be transmitted.   Association Secretary General Nkana Lubunga told the Lusaka Star in an interview that HIV is rapidly spreading through other methods other than sex.  

UNZA Response trains peers

UNZA Response trains peers »

23 Jul, 2015
News

The University of Zambia (UNZA) HIV/AIDS Response Team is holding a Workshop aimed at training peer educators at the institution. HIV/AIDS Response Team secretary general, Nkana Lubunga, said the response team is training 25 UNZA students as a way of increasing the number of student peer educators at the institution. He explained that the peers will be responsible for campus HIV/AIDS sensitisation as well as the dissemination of information within and outside the campus.

LCC ready to contain cholera outbreak

LCC ready to contain cholera outbreak »

21 Nov, 2014
News

THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has expressed confidence that Lusaka will maintain a cholera-free record this year as the local authority has put in place deliberate sanitation measures that will prevent the possibility of any cholera outbreak.   Last year, Lusaka province did not record any cholera case during the rainy season despite floods that hit the city.  

WFP launches ‘scaling up nutrition movement’.

WFP launches ‘scaling up nutrition movement’. »

17 Nov, 2014
Business

ZAMBIA through the World Food Program has launched the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement to develop nutrition in the country.   The SUN movement which was aimed at uniting governments, civil society, the United Nations’ donors, researchers and businesses in collective effort to develop and implement strategies that improve nutrition was founded on the principle that would allow everyone to have the right to food and good nutrition.  

ANTI-DRUG ACTIVIST CONCERNED OVER INCREASED DRUG ABUSE IN THE COUNTRY

ANTI-DRUG ACTIVIST CONCERNED OVER INCREASED DRUG ABUSE IN THE COUNTRY »

15 Aug, 2014
News

University of Zambia Anti-Drug Abuse Activist has expressed concerns over the increased levels of drug abuse and trafficking among  youths in the country. Speaking in an interview with Lusaka star, Anti-Drug activist John Mulenga said  there has been an increase in drug abuse and trafficking among the youths in recent days which is likely to pose a great effect on the economy of the country.