Category: Gender & health

Close Cancer Care Gap, pleads TOFAZA

By Derrick Sinjela and Idah Muleya Chongo Tobacco –Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA) Executive Director Brenda Chitindi is urging Government to increase tobacco taxes and escalate funding at Cancer Hospital in in line with the Friday, 4th February, 2022 ‘CLOSE THE CARE GAP’ World Cancer Day theme. Ms. Chitindi is pleading with the Zambia government to invest in comprehensive cancer control programmes including tobacco control to see greater benefits for everyone and fewer deaths from tobacco related cancers. Ms. Chitindi is worried that tobacco consumption causes lung cancer, causes cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, esophagus (throat) ],...

CIDRZ supports MOH with ICT equipment worth over K18million

By Theresa Kalenga and Derrick Sinjela The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) with support from US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has over the last few years donated over ZMW 18million in Tablets, computers, and ICT support. CIDRZ Director for PROUD-Z and Strategic Information, Dr. Thea Savory handed over assorted items worth eighty-five thousand, five hundred and six kwacha (ZMW85, 506) and seven hundred and three dollars, forty-five cents (USD703.45) that shall be used in health facilities. Lusaka Province Health Director, Dr. Consity Mwale is grateful for...

LCC EMBARKS ON DISINFECTION OF SCHOOLS

By Derrick Sinjela LUSAKA City Council (LCC) Public Relations Manager (PRM) Mwaka Nakweti confirms through the Department of Public Health (DPH) of a massive disinfection and sensitization exercise in schools prior to opening on Monday, 24th January, 2022. Aside from keeping Coronavirus (Covid 19) at bay, Local Government and Rural Development Permanent Secretary Maambo Haamaundu recently led Lusaka residents in a monthly Keep Zambia, Clean and Healthy campaign. Ms. Nakweti says the initiative is meant to help contain the spread of Covid 19 by supporting the safe opening of schools in Lusaka, as 32 schools in Lusaka Central, Kanyama and...

Prof Lackson Kasonka launches 𝗨𝗡𝗭𝗔’s SHEPIZ

  …as Zambia grapples with one Doctor for 12, 000 patients By Derrick Sinjela and Bilke Mulenga Ministry of Health (MoH) Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Professor Lackson Kasonka launched University of Zambia (UNZA) Strengthening Health Professional Workforce Education Programmes for Improved Quality Healthcare in Zambia (SHEPIZ), with delight as Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Evuta Mumba pledging the Great East Road Campus remaining a centre of learning excellence. . Speaking within earshot of Prof. Mumba, SHEPIZ Principal Investigator Prof Fastone Mathew Goma at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) on Wednesday 5th January, 2021, Prof. Kasonka applauded UNZA on the...

Zambia’s 0.6% Green Economy Ministry allocation worries ZCCN

  By Derrick Sinjela In as much as we appreciate efforts made by the Zambian government to uplift the welfare of its people and the protection of the environment, Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN) National Coordinator Steven Brown Nyirenda is worried following a meagre 0.6% allocation to Environmental Protection in the 2022 national budget. In a submission signed by ZCCN National Coordinator Steven Brown Nyirenda, leading an eight-person team of activists comprised of Mr. Muketoi Wamunyima (Delegation Lead), Mr Siatwinda M Siatwinda, Mutinta Nketani, Mr. Wesley Litaba, Mr. Patrick Kabanda, Miga Wilfred and Ali Kaunda expressed reservations on Zambia’s capacity...

Is Zambia Airways, a curse or blessing?

Is Zambia Airways, a curse or blessing?

By Nakamba Mwinji, Derrick Sinjela and Muleya Idah Chongo PRIVATE Sector Development Association (PSDA) Chairperson Yusuf Dodhia has received national carrier Zambia Airways fees on the Lusaka-Ndola and Lusaka – Livingstone air routes with mixed feelings. Responding to a Monday 6th December, 2021 Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Press Query, on ramifications of   Zambia Airways rebirth, Mr.  Dodhia observed that travel fees the new airline, a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines were extremely lower than to those charged by Pro Flight and Mahogany Airlines. Dodhia says it could be that the fees are meant to undercut Pro Flight and Mahogany...

Upscale Mineral Diversity, Relief Copper Dependence, prods Kelvin Chisanga

By Derrick Sinjela and Muleya Idah Chongo ZAMBIAN Economist and Communications Specialist Kelvin Chisanga believes accelerating mineral diversification strategy will allow wider space of participation for other precious ores outside her traditional export mineral- copper. Rendering advice, to Mines Minister Paul Kabuswe, Mr. Chisanga strongly backs a need to build a wider buffer for other essential metals and non-metals to play some critical role right into the economic activities as part of key composite elements within the mining sector. Noting escalating of aggressive talks around some implementative modalities which may have been proven necessary as required of the Mineral Diversification...

Senior Chief Nsefu wins K1.3 million Govt. grant

Senior Chief Nsefu wins K1.3 million Govt. grant

…as PS John Msimuko preaches attitude change By Rainbow Reporter GOVERNMENT through the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) has awarded a K1.3million grant to Nguleta Community Sub-Grant Project of Senior Chief Nsefu’s chiefdom in Mfuwe, Mambwe District of Eastern Province. Green Economy and Environment Ministry Permanent Secretary, John Msimuko handed over the cheque worth K1, 370,440 to the members of the Nguleta Community Sub-grant project entrenching business ideas that go beyond the life of the ZIFLP. Mr. Msimuko said the Government through the ZIFLP is happy to support the Nguleta Group with a sub grant of K 1,370,440 aimed...

Collins Nzovu, Anne Wagner-Mitchell, KAZA confer on TCA

                  By Chibaula David Silwamba Ministry of Green Economy and Environment GREEN Economy and Environment Minister Engineer Collins Nzovu held talks with the German Ambassador to Zambia, Ms. Anne Wagner-Mitchell, and the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TCA) Secretariat on Wednesday 1st December, 2021. KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Secretariat Executive Director, Dr. Nyambe Nyambe, KfW representative, Mr. Nils Meyer and Head of Development Cooperation at the Germany Embassy Mr. Christoph Ritz heard both sides consider  the KAZA TCA, as an important transboundary initiative for regional integration, conservation of shared natural...

This year 2022…, Zambia must HEIGHTEN CONVERSATIONS IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

By Veronica Mwaba Chief Executive Officer at Dziwa Science Technology Trust DSaT The clock is ticking! Scientists say between now and 2044 the climate change impact will be devastating. Globally, the food demand will surge due to rising populations by 2050. There is need to create dedicated platforms to remind policy makers and other key stakeholders to put science and technology at the centre of national development. Today, Zambia like any other country in the world is experiencing devastating effects of climate change. Selected crops have not been spared from pests. Food security is threatened. Drought and floods in some...

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