Zambia Daily Mail, Monday 11 May 2015, p7
The disease has claimed over 11,000 lives across the region since last year. Monrovia –the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus, conforming that the country has had no new cases in 42 days. More than 4,700 deaths from Ebola have been recorded in Liberia, more than in any other affected country. Neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to fight the outbreak.
Zambia Daily Mail, Tuesday 12 May 2015, p10
Prison environment was meant to remind the offender of their wrongdoing. The slogan ‘Good prisons health is good public health’ emphasizes the important link between the health of prisoners and that of the outside community. Historically, prisons do not enjoy the kind of health facilities the outside community does. This is because the concept of incarceration was meant to subject an offender to misery as a form of punishment. The prison environment was meant to remind the offender of their wrongdoing and make them feel the “heat”.
Zambia Daily Mail , Wednesday 13 May 2015, p4
CIDRZ to help develop prison health system. The Zambia Prisons Service has signed an agreement with the Centre for infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) that will culminate in to improved health service delivery in prisons. Speaking at the signing ceremony, CIDRZ director Charles Holmes said he organization will work with Government to develop and capacitate a prison health system that will plan, manage and implement improved services in Zambian prison.
- E/ Province continues to record high levels of stunting in children under 2
The Post, Thursday 7May, 2015, p9
Eastern Province has continued to record high levels of stunting in children under the age of two despite the area being highly productive in agriculture, according to Chipata Scaling Up Nutrition coordinator Xavier Pwete Tembo.
- 2 babies die, 29 sick after receiving vaccination in Mexico
The Post, Tuesday 12 May 2015, p14
Mexico’s public health system has suspended infant vaccines and mounted an investigation after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community in Southern Mexico. Six of the 29 babies are in grave condition after receiving vaccinations for the tuberculosis, rotovirus and Hepatitis B which are generally administered between 0 and 6 months, according to a national schedule. The cause of the adverse reactions is not known, the Mexican Institute for Social Security said on Sunday.
· Viagra Makes it hard for malaria parasites to spread, study shows
WHO News, 14 May 2015
It looks like Viagra has much bigger benefits than just erections. The sex drug’s stiffening powers are key to new treatment seeking to prevent the transmission of malaria parasites from humans to mosquitoes, thereby stopping the microorganism from spreading to other people. The erection drug effectively stiffens plasmodium falciparum, the parasitic microorganism response for malaria, making infected blood cells rigid enough to be trapped in the spleen, according to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The study was conducted in collaboration with the CNRS, INSERM, Universite’ Paris Descartes at the Institute Cochin and the Institute Pasteur.
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· Dziwani Multi-media centre
Dziwani Knowledge Centre has a vast collection of health multi-media resources that the public can come and access; documentaries, short films and series such as “loves games”.
· Zambia Prevent Care Treatment Partnership II  Working together against gender-based violence: a community mobilization toolkit. Lusaka: ZPCT II
· Communication Support for Health  Love games: season 2. Lusaka: CSH
· Zambia Centre for Communication Programmes (2013) Bitter sweet radio drama. South Africa: Soul City