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Cholera Still Poses Risks in Zambia Despite Decrease in Cases

[People's Dispatch] A deadly cholera outbreak in Zambia continues to endanger lives despite a reduction in confirmed cases. The government and public health authorities need to carry out more public health education programs and improve living conditio...

Cholera cases decline further

By SHARON KALIMBULA – CHOLERA cases have continued to decline with less than 100 cases recorded countrywide in the last few days.Two more people have died of cholera bringing the national cumulative number of deaths to 691 since the outbreak in October last year of which both deaths were facility related.Statistics obtained from the Zambia […]

UNFPA scales up reproductive health services amid cholera outbreak

ZAMBIA has continued on its path of recovery from the cholera outbreak that hit various parts of the country since October, 2023, with a remarkable drop in new cases and a significant number of patients being discharged countrywide, as per the daily updates by the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI).The positive trend can be […]

Schools reopen! …as student meal allowances increased

By CHUSA SICHONE and SHARON KALIMBULA – THE Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will reopen on Monday next week for the first term, with a call on parents, guardians and teachers to preach and practice cleanliness.The opening of schools on February 12, 2024, was preceded by two postponements following the cholera outbreak.Education […]

Cholera fight gets major boost

By SHARON KALIMBULA – FIVE organisations yesterday donated assorted materials and cash towards the fight against cholera as the epidemic continued to decline steadily.The National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC), SANLAM Life Insurance Zambia, Lusaka Telecoms Solutions and Actions Against Hunger and Zambians Living in the Diaspora donated cash, food stuffs and cleaning materials to […]

Schools safe for re-opening on Monday, assures PS

By EMILY KUWEMA – GOVERNMENT has assured the public that all schools are safe for re-opening on February 12, 2024 having met sanitation standards to prevent any cholera outbreak in the learning institutions.Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary in charge of educational services Joel Kamoko said schools would re-open next week on Monday because school administrations […]

SADC leaders vow to eradicate cholera

By CHUSA SICHONE – SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) heads of State and Government have resolved to eradicate cholera in the region.The SADC heads of State and Government agreed to implement several measures for them to eradicate cholera in the region following a virtual extraordinary meeting held on Friday, during which President Hichilema was appointed […]

3,000 jobs sealed!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has directed that the more than 3,000 volunteers engaged in the fight against cholera at all the treatment centres countrywide be employed in Government permanently.President Hichilema’s directive attracted all manner of wild celebrations, including tears of joy, among the volunteers, with Health Minister Sylvia Masebo briefly leaving the […]

Zambia Races to Curb Fast-Spreading Cholera Outbreak

[WHO-AFRO] As the cholera outbreak in Zambia continues to expand rapidly, efforts are being stepped up to halt the spread of disease and save lives. A vaccination campaign is currently underway targeting 1.5 million people, including children, health w...

‘Cholera knows no religion’

By NAOMI PHIRI and SHARON KALIMBULA – THE health department in Kafue District has expressed concern with a religious community of Mungu Ward which is refusing to seek medical services. This is happening even with the surge in cholera cases in the area.And Ministry of Health director for public health Lloyd Mulenga has warned churches, […]

‘Lusaka’s poor waste management reducing cholera fight gains’

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE poor management of waste in Lusaka is reducing the gains being made to control the cholera outbreak, Health Minister Sylvia Masebo has said.Giving an update on the cholera situation in the country yesterday, Ms Masebo said the country had continued to record high cholera numbers because of the poor waste […]

Number of children contracting Cholera worrying – Masebo

By SHARON KALIMBULA – THE number of children contracting Cholera remains a matter of grave concern, Health minister Sylvia Masebo has saidShe said in Lusaka yesterday that there was however a slight drop in the number of infections from 121 to 107, adding that the statistivs of children being admitted was still unacceptably high. She […]

Africa CDC Support On Cholera Outbreak in Zambia

[Africa CDC] As cholera cases surge in Southern Africa's member states, particularly in Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Africa CDC has been following and supporting the response efforts. In Zambia, a delegation of the Africa CDC led by the Ag. Deputy Director...

Govt scales up cholera awareness

By SHARON KALIMBULA – LOCAL Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo and his Heath counterpart Sylvia Masebo yesterday led a team of health and council officials to sensitise residents and inspect cholera hotspots in Lusaka’s Matero Township.A cluster of bars and a church were ordered to close their premises for operating in unsanitary conditions. […]

Schools opening postponed

By CHUSA SICHONE and JOSEPH BANDATHE Government has again extended the dates for opening of schools and colleges to February 12, this year.The new date of the reopening of schools, which has been extended for a second time, has been necessitated by the incidences of the cases of cholera which are still high. Read more

Cholera fatalities reduce sharply

By EMILY KUWEMA and CHUSA SICHONE – THE country has registered a drastic reduction in the number of cholera deaths in the past 48 hours, bringing down the mortality rate from 14 to six cases yesterday.And the Government has continued with its cleaning exercise in hotspot areas in a bid to contain the disease.Health Minister […]

1.5m people vaccinated against cholera in Lusaka’s hotspots

By EMILY KUWEMA – CLOSE to 1.5 million people have been vaccinated against cholera in the hotspot zones of Lusaka since the launch of the preventive measure last week, the Ministry of Health has said.The oral cholera vaccination captured a total of 1, 454, 807 people representing a coverage of 90 per cent of the […]

Germany sets aside K14.3m for cholera fight

By SHARON KALIMBULA and GLORIA KANGWA – THE German government in cooperation with the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has allocated K14.3 million to combat cholera. The German government is focusing on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives in the epicentres of Lusaka.In a statement yesterday, the embassy said the financial support would cover […]

Cholera takes toll on vegetable farmers

By WINFRIDAH MUCHANGAA NDOLA-BASED vegetable farmer says the outbreak of cholera has disrupted the supply of vegetables to boarding schools.Pascoh Simuvwienze said in an interview that the outbreak has not only impacted the health of the community but...