Trade Kings Foundation donates oxygen concentrators and respiratory items to hospitals in Lusaka

ZAMBIA – Trade Kings Foundation has donated advanced oxygen concentrators, respiratory accessories and hygiene products to level one hospitals and clinics in Lusaka, Zambia. This is in response to the high demand of oxygen therapy needed to help COVID-19 patients who face difficulties in breathing. As medical oxygen and cylinders are in short supply, Universal Mining in Kafue, a member of the Trade Kings Group is currently supplying oxygen to UTH and other medical facilities and has committed to doing so throughout the pandemic at no cost and free of…

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Zambia works in close collaboration with WHO to ensure successful rollout of cholera vaccines

ZAMBIA – Although Cholera is a preventable disease, it remains a significant public health problem globally. Each year, there are 1.3 to 4.0 million cases of cholera, and 21,000 to 143,000 deaths worldwide. Zambia has experienced cholera outbreaks since 1977 and the country’s last major outbreak lasted from October 2017 to June 2018 with a total of 5,935 reported cases and 114 deaths. The risk factors mainly include inadequate access to clean and safe water, poor sanitation facilities, poor solid waste management and consumption of contaminated food. In 2019 the…

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Merck Foundation calls for action together with African First Ladies and Ministers to Build Healthcare Capacity

ZAMBIA – Merck foundation “More than a Mother” Ambassadors, African First Ladies of Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia actively participated in the 8th edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary which was co-chaired by Zambia First Lady, H.E. Esther Lungu and Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA, conducted the 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” 2021, through an online video conference. During the Luminary,…

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African Countries still struggling in HIV war due to inappropriate handling of disease containment measures

ZAMBIA – Most HIV patients in African countries have lower viral suppression than those in high-income countries due to low rates of viral load testing, a study has shown. The study done in Zambia and Malawi also confirmed that patients who got their medication after every six months instead of every three months were less likely to have complications and were stable. The study comes at a time when many countries, Kenya being one of them, are struggling with a shortage of drugs and most hospitals are rationing the medication.…

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