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The Health Press – Zambia, Volume 01, Issue 03, ISSN: 2520-4378, 08 April 2017 Download full Issue
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Malaria elimination – where are we at?
by ML Mazaba
Malaria, a preventable and treatable parasitic infection caused by the Plasmodium parasite, and transmitted through a female Anopheles mosquito is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality . Malaria remains endemic in up-to 91
Smoke-free laws protect non-smokers from unwanted second-hand smoke and resulting health effects. The Zambia smoke-free law was passed in 2008, but no enforcement was done. Over 50% of bars and restaurants have cigarette smoke levels way above the suggested guidelines. Making restaurants and bars
Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Zambia, particularly in highly endemic areas and among pregnant women and children under 5 years. In 2014, 5.8 million cases were reported through the National Health Management Information System (HMIS). We seek to assess the current trends in malaria incidence, and assist policy makers in decision-making around malaria prevention and treatment priorities.
Availability of appropriate and sufficient medical supplies is essential in saving Road Traffic Accident (RTA) victims. The objective of the study was to establish the challenges in attending to RTA victims that are faced at Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH), Zambia. A cross sectional study was conducted in which a modified WHO standard for emergency preparedness of health facilities questionnaire was used to obtain
Prescribing of medicines is one of the most important clinical task that is complex and consists of a mixture of sub-competences such as principles of clinical pharmacology, knowledge, skill, critical judgement among many others. Prescription errors, potentially serious and non-serious, have been reported in the United Kingdom hospitals among both junior and senior doctors. The aim of this study was to evaluate pitfalls in medical prescriptions of
Teenager pregnancy is high in Zambia and efforts to curb this vice, including condom use, have had little success. In order to design interventions to raise condom use prevalence, interventions should be designed based on scientific evidence. The objective of the study was to determine correlates for condom use at last sexual intercourse among female teenagers aged 15-19 years. The Zambia Demographic and Health Survey of 2013-2014 data were used in the study to