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Ministry of Health to establish a National Social Health Insurance Scheme

The Ministry of Health has initiated significant investments in training of human resources, developing infrastructure and purchase of equipment through the hospital modernisation program. It has also invested in leadership and management training for health care workers and has increased investments in drugs, medical supplies and supply chain management.

Over the years, the Ministry has won the commitment of the political principals to move towards this very significant change in the structure of health care financing. In September 2012 for example, Cabinet approved the National Health Policy which recommended alternative and sustainable sources of health care financing and proposed the establishment and implementation of a compulsory National Social Health Insurance Scheme based on the principles of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde explains Components of Universal Health-Care.


Government Handover Two Advanced Ambulances to Lewanka General Hospital, Western Province

cutting the ribbonMongu Central area Member of Parliament Nathaniel Mubukwanu (c) cutting the ribbon to officially handover the two Advanced Life Support Ambulances to Lewanika General Hospital as Western Province Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Silumesii (l) looks on, at Mongu Community Welfare Grounds in western Province.

Community Health Assistants Training School Graduation

Dr Kaseba Calls for Community Participation in Health Care Delivery

Press Statement on the Update of Ebola and Cholera

The Ebola outbreak in the five West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia,
Nigeria and Senegal continues to spread and by September 6th,2014, the cumulative
number of cases stood at 4,269 with cumulative deaths standing at 2,288.

Press Statement from MOH on Africa Health Care Institute of Health Sciences in Chingola

The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the general public of its position concerning
the assertions made by the Zambian Civil Society Health Partnership and the Africa
Health Care Institute of Health Sciences in the print media.

E-Learning (Zambia Nurse and Life Skills Training)

Minister of Health cut ribbon during the flagging off of computers
Minister of Health Dr. Kasonde cut ribbon during the flagging off of computers.

ChildFund Zambia and its implementing partner, African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), are implementing a 60 month (5 years) Program called the Zambia Nurse and Life Skills Training Program in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.

Press Statement on the Update of Cholera Outbreak from Lukanga Swamps

The Laboratory results of the two patients who are admitted to Waya Rural Health Centre in Lukanga Swamps, Central Province, have come out positive of Cholera.

Press Release on Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary

Zambia will on 24th October this year, celebrate her 50th Golden Jubilee independence Anniversary. The Government has designated the Jubilee year as “a year to celebrate God’s favour” and has lined up a number of programmes and activities to celebrate the Jubilee.

Suspected Cholera Outbreak in Kapiri Mposhi (Waya RHC)

There have been six suspected Cholera cases reported at Lukanga Swamps as of 30th August, 2014. Of the six suspected cases, there has been one death in the community.

Official Press Statement on Ebola

Government has continued to be vigilant and has heightened its surveillance at all points of entry to prevent the spread of Ebola into the country. Zambia has not recorded a case of Ebola and has never recorded a case in history.

Traditional Medicines Day in Luapula – 31st Aug. 2014

Ministry of Health Sensitize Marketeers on Ebola Virus

The Ministry of Health in Association with the Cross borders Association of Zambia jointly engaged the marketeers at PF secretariat in COMESA area on the 19th of August, 2014

Zambia On High Alert for Ebola Virus

The Zambian government is watching closely the Ebola situation that has caused 673 deaths in West Africa.