End Fistula Campaign saves 340 women

A total of 340 women have received a new lease of life following a Ministry of Health and Child Care,  UNFPA and Women Alliance initiated  fistula repair program. HealthTimes Correspondent  Ministry of Health and Child Care Maternal Health Officer Chipo Chimamise said the program is done at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital every quarter of the year. “Currently the Ministry has done seven repair camps with more than 340 women having been repaired,” said Mrs Chimamise. She said the next camp is scheduled for 5 February to 16 March and we intend…

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Speaker Calls For Increased Health Sector Funding

NATIONAL Assembly Speaker, Hon, Advocate Jacob Mudenda has slammed the 2018 National Budget which was presented late last year for failing to meet the Abuja Declaration target which stipulates that the sector should at least get 15 percent from total budget. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during the 2018 Post Budget Seminar in the capital, Hon Mudenda said the health sector was critical and deserves meaningful allocation when it comes to budgeting. “Without life, you cant do anything, without health you cant do anything, this ministry should have the highest allocation…

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Zambia Cancells Church Services As Cholera Crisis Continues

Zambia’s cholera crisis which started in October 2017 continues to affect the lives of people in the southern African country. SOURCE: RadioVop Zimbabwe Authorities have said the number of persons infected continues to rise – they put the figure at 2,451 as at Sunday January 7, 2018. A local news portal said of the 61 deaths nationwide, 58 were in the capital, Lusaka. Another area affected by the crisis is places of worship. A number of churches announced cancellation of all services especially in Lusaka. The Reformed Church in Zambia…

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