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    • Zambia’s polio mop-up reaches almost half a million children in 48 hours
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Zambia’s polio mop-up reaches almost half a million children in 48 hours

With the four-day campaign over, it’s time for a two-day nationwide mop-up, a highly critical time for Polio immunisation

Following a Polio outbreak in Malawi earlier this year, frontline health workers in Zambia distributed 4,5 million Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) to children under five. During the campaign’s last stretch, or ´mop-up´ phase, teams revisited those who were missed, immunising close to 500,000 in the space of two days. “This…

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    • Canada Funded ACT-A Health Systems Connector implementation supports WHO and MoH COVID-19 Response and Continuity of Health Services in Zambia
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Coronavirus – Zambia: Canada Funded ACT-A Health Systems Connector implementation supports WHO and MoH COVID-19 Response and Continuity of Health Services in Zambia

The kind support from the Government of Canada comes at a time when WHO Zambia is aiming to build a resilient national and local health system

On 14 March 2022, the High Commissioner of Canada to the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Zambia, the Seychelles, and Ambassador of Canada to the Union of Comoros,  HE Pamela O’Donnell visited the World Health Organization (WHO) Zambia to learn about WHO’s work and discuss steps and achievements…

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WHO Supports the cholera vaccination campaign in Zambia’s hot spot districts as the country accelerates its efforts to eliminate the deadly disease

Approximately 3.5 million people live in cholera hotspots in 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…

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    • (L to R) Ms Diana Nciwa Kolala, representing Honorary Consul to Zambia, WHO Representative, Dr. Nathan Bakyaita, Permanent Secretary- MOH, Dr. Kennedy Malama
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Coronavirus - Zambia: WHO Donates test kits to the Ministry of Health to help strengthen the national response towards the COVID-19 pandemic

The donation was made on 20 October 2020 during the COVID 19 national update at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Lusaka

The Government of the Republic of Korea in partnership with the World Health Organization donated COVID-19 test kits valued at $200,000 to strengthen the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s national response towards the pandemic. The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kennedy Malama received the donation from…

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Coronavirus - Zambia: WHO donates equipment and transport facilities to Ministry of Health (MOH) in its continued effort to help the country curb the spread of COVID-19

As of 7 July 2020, Zambia recorded 1895 cases of COVID-19 and 42 deaths

The WHO Country Office in Zambia has continued working jointly with other United Nations Agencies and other partners to strengthen on-going interventions to respond and prevent further spread of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the country. These efforts include coordination, surveillance, infection prevention and control, laboratory, case management, risk communication,…

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Coronavirus - Zambia: WHO Donates COVID-19 Supplies to MOH within the framework of the UN joint effort aimed at supporting government to scale up preparedness and response actions

The United Nations in Zambia has remained a key partner in the country’s multi-sectoral response with the World Health Organization leading the joint effort

Since Zambia reported its first case of COVID 19 on 18 March 2020, cases have been on the upswing.  During recent weeks confirmed cases rose from 103 on 1 May 2020 to 920 by May 22 with a total number of seven deaths. Zambia has also seen an increase of…