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Zambia’s ‘Kachasu’ illicit alcohol brew time-bomb worries CPCR’s Prof. Fastone Matthew Goma

…as Gary Chilala Nkombo backs an alcohol-free Zambia By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda A Study on the Public Health Impact of the consumption of illicit alcohol in Zambia by the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) laments that seventy-one percent (71%) of all alcohol consumed is illicit. Nostalgic, CPCR Director Professor Fastone Matthew Goma recollected that a nagging alcoholism had in the past compelled former First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda to contemplate resigning as Head of State. In a story published by the New York Times on Saturday 3rd June, 1974, President Kaunda threatened...

CPCR’s Dr. Cosmas Zyambo unveils a ‘PIONEERING Study’ on the Public Health impacts of the Harmful Consumption of illicit Alcohol in Zambia

…’Low-cost, high-ABV illicit spirits pose the highest risks to the health and safety of Zambian society’. By Derrick Sinjela On Wednesday, 29th November, 2023, the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) released the results of the first study on the public health impact of the consumption of illicit alcohol in Zambia at a special event held on the sidelines of the Conference for Public Health in Africa (CPHIA). Representing CPCR, Dr. Cosmas Zyambo, a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health and presenting said the groundbreaking study provides appropriate data that has long been missing from policy and programmatic...

Illicit Alcohol_Fact Sheet FINAL_28.11.23 Print (1)-1 Zambia

  Illicit   ……   Zambia’s ‘Kachasu’ illicit alcohol brew time-bomb worries CPCR’s Prof. Fastone Matthew Goma …as Gary Chilala Nkombo backs an alcohol-free Zambia By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda A Study on the Public Health Impact of the consumption of illicit alcohol in Zambia by the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) laments that seventy-one percent (71%) of all alcohol consumed is illicit. Nostalgic, CPCR Director Professor Fastone Matthew Goma recollected that a nagging alcoholism had in the past compelled former First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda to contemplate resigning as Head of State....

Remembrance Day Palestine protest: Explosives hurled at police with 126 arrested

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Zambian MPs Fine-Tune Focus on Community Health

By MoH Media Team DEFENSE Minister AMBROSE LIFUMA says social accountability plays a pivotal role in strengthening community health. Speaking at a Saturday 11th November 2023 Orientation Meeting for Parliamentarians on Community Health, in Chongwe District of Lusaka Province, Mr LIFUMA who is the Coalition for African Parliamentarians (CAHPA) Chairperson challenged Members of Parliament that their role went beyond representing constituencies. “It entails being accountable for effective delivery of health services. By actively engaging with our constituents, listening to their concerns, and ensuring transparency in our action. We can build trust and foster a sense of ownership in our communities,”...

SPEECH DELIVERED BY MS. TILAMAZUWA PHIRI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AFRICAN RIVERS DURING THE YOUTH CLIMATE ADAPTATION LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM AGENDA ORGANISED BY GAYO IN LUSAKA Friday 10th November, 2023

SPEECH DELIVERED BY MS. TILAMAZUWA PHIRI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AFRICAN RIVERS DURING THE YOUTH CLIMATE ADAPTATION LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM AGENDA ORGANISED BY GAYO IN LUSAKA Friday 10th November, 2023 Let me recognise the presence of the Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Mr. Ashuk Kumar, Management of GAYO, Friends from the Media, and May I simply say Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is a special day for us at African Rivers because we join fellow warriors, the youth, in the fight against climate change and securing a better shared future for our generation. The fight against climate change and its associated negative externalities...

Zambia Chamber of Mines media statement on SADC drivers transporting minerals

              Issued by Zambia Chamber of Mines Thursday 9th November, 2023 Media Statement Zambia Chamber of Mines responds to protest by truck drivers in the Democratic Republic of Congo over risk allowance for movement of mineral loads Viral social media misinformation of SADC country drivers fuelling industrial unrest in transportation of goods for the mining sector. It has been brought to the attention of the Chamber of Mines membership by the Truckers Association of Zambia (TAZ) that there have been misinformed claims on regional social media wrongly alleging that mining companies in the Democratic...

FNB Zambia launches FNB Foundation and donates K1 million to upgrade Kalikiliki Health Post

Lusaka, Zambia – Wednesday November 2023 – First National Bank (FNB) Zambia has announced the launch of the FNB foundation, an independently run entity which will be a special purpose vehicle to manage and accelerate the Bank’s corporate social impact. The FNB Foundation activities will be premised on the deliberate focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Societal priorities outside FNB’s core business activities to allow the Bank to truly help to create a better world. Speaking at the launch, FNB Zambia Board Chairman, Mr. Richard Mazombwe said that the Bank sees itself as part of the...

Joint Press Statement by Zambia Free Press Initiative (ZFPI) and Media Owners Association of Zambia (MOAZ)

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE FREE PRESS INITIATIVE AND MEDIA OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA ON THE NEED FOR JOURNALISTS TO BE ACCORDED A SAFE AND DIGNIFIED ENVIRONMENT DURING COVERAGE OF STATE FUNCTIONS   By Joan Chirwa -FPI Founder and Costa Mwansa-MOAZ President The Zambia Free Press Initiative, a non-profit media organization that advocates for press freedom, excellence in journalism and respect for human rights, and the Media Owners Association of Zambia are in receipt of numerous complaints from journalists on the poor treatment they are made to endure during coverage of state functions. Some of the complaints raised include lack of seats...

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