Author: Constance Ngenda

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New HIV infections in Zambia’s Western Province a threat to the AIDS fight

John Kufuna, Minister of Zambia’s Western Province, has said the increase of new HIV infections in Western Province from the 2007 Demographic Health S ...

‘Child abuse rife in Zambian communities’ finds report

Children compromised by poverty and ill health face significant hurdles in securing even the most basic standards of survival and development, reports ...

Zawmbian study reveals gender differences in accessing TB treatment

A study into the barriers Zambian men and women encounter when seeking treatment for TB has found that gender plays a role in obtaining services. ...

Reducing maternal and infant mortality in Zambia

Giving birth to a baby is a joy for many women but this is not the case for many in Zambia given the high number of maternal deaths. Many women in rur ...

The Segu culture violating the rights of girls and women

Thomas Banda (name changed) graduated from the traditional school where boys who have come of age are taught to engage in Segu (meaning ‘to open’), th ...

Teenage pregnancy still a challenge for Zambia

Emmanuel Chansa, Provincial AIDS Co-ordinator Advisor, revealed during a meeting of the Provincial AIDS Task Force that 68 girls at Chipata's Hillside ...

Unsafe abortions rise according to WHO study

The number of abortions carried out without trained clinical help rose between 1995 and 2008, according to a study by the World Health Organisation. ...
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