MADISON Health & Risk Management Ltd has yesterday donated USD 2000 to the University Teaching Hospital, Urology Department Prostate Cancer Workshop taking place in Lusaka.
Madison Health managing director, Dennis Rich says the donation is a demonstration of the Company’s commitment to augment the eﬀorts being made by Government, Civil Society Organizations and the private sector in the long standing ﬁght against Prostrate Cancer.
“As Zambia makes progress in the ﬁght against prostate cancer, we as Madison Health want to be a partner in making positive strides in raising awareness, encouraging early Prostate Cancer diagnosis, screening and regular health check-ups,” said Mr Rich.
He says that over the year’s late diagnosis, poor health seeking behavior due to lack of information about cancer or fear of the unknown have been contributing factors to the increasing cases of Prostate Cancer in Zambia.
”It is to this end that Madison Health & Risk Management Ltd felt incumbent upon itself to throw in its weight by investing in this Workshop as it feeds into raising awareness about Prostate Cancer, the importance of prevention and screening, early diagnosis and treatment” he added.
In receiving the cheque, Dr Bassem Yani, Consultant urologist at the University Teaching Hospital thanked Madison Health for its continued support in the hosting of the workshop.
“We are happy because we had a successful workshop here at the UTH main theatre. I am proud in that through a collaboration and with the help of three visiting professors from China and the USA we conducted advanced urologic procedures on some of our Prostate Cancer patients in Zambia,” Dr Yani said.
He has called for more support in raising Prostate Cancer awareness as well as early screening and diagnosis.
“Prostate Cancer is a friendly disease if diagnosed early. There is a 99 % chance of being cured if it is detected early. If you are above 45 years old please ask your urology specialist to check your prostate. The screening is not dangerous, all it takes is a blood test and physical examination by a physician” he added.
Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) intercepts four trucks carrying assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million
ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says the authority has seized 7, 030 x 50 Kg bags of maize, and 3,645 x 25 Kg of mealie meal which was smuggled in Chingola, Chipata, Chirundu, and Kasumbalesa.
And Sikalinda says the authority has also intercepted four (04) of assorted lotions worth over K1.7 million.
In a statement, Sikalinda said the consignments were declared at Chanida Border as cleaning materials by using an additional procedure code for Chipata General Hospital in order to enjoy an exemption from taxes.
He said alert ZRA officers intercepted the consignments in Katete and inspected the trucks.
Sikalinda said during the inspection, officers found that the trucks were loaded with assorted body lotions contrary to what was declared as cleaning materials for the hospital.
“Investigations have revealed that this is a pure case of smuggling through False Declaration, False Representation, Misclassifications, Document falsification and abuse of a Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) contrary to the customs and excise Act Cap 322 of the Laws of Zambia,” Sikalinda said.
Meanwhile, Sikalinda said ZRA has further seized 1044 x 50 Kgs of Maize Bran, and 261 x 20 litres of Cooking oil, and another 1,176 x 6 x 2 litres of cooking oil which was smuggled through various border points.
UNZA Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi appointed to the Board of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) for a period of three (3) years
HIGHER Education Minister Dr Brian Mushimba has appointed University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Tamala Kambikambi as Board member of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Management Board.
Dr Kambikambi will join a group of other distinguished and eminent Zambians to provide strategic direction to the qualifications authority as Board member.
In a letter of appointment, the minister stated that Dr Kambikambi will serve for a tenure period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) Act number 201.
This is according to a statement issued by UNZA Acting Head of Public Relations Dr Brenda Bukowa.
Liquid Telecom Zambia to sponsor the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards
THE PUSH Women Network is pleased to announce that Liquid Telecom Zambia is a sponsor of the ICT award category at this year’s PUSH Women Awards. This is the second consecutive year that Liquid has supported The PUSH Women Network’s platform created to celebrate women who are defying the odds. Their continued support is testament of the company’s determination to rally behind the call for gender equity and equality as well as their resolve to support leading women who are achieving excellence in their respective fields.
Speaking when he met PUSH Executive Director Colonel Mwizukanji Namwawa and the Network Board Secretary Mutumu Nzala Mwape, Liquid Chief Executive Officer, Mark Townsend Said “Liquid Telecom is committed to elevating and highlighting women and more specifically the various roles they hold in the ICT sector. We are therefore proud to sponsor the ICT award at this year’s PUSH Women Awards because women in this field serve as role models for young girls who are considering a future in ICT and prove that women are capable of anything. Some of these women form key parts of Liquid Telecom Zambia’s operations, from Supply Chain Management to Enterprise and Legal to Customer Care. It is therefore a pleasure to be part of this progressive initiative.”
The PUSH Women Awards are the gold standard of award ceremonies in the country and showcase a premium class, signature styled event akin to no other. The PUSH Women Network is therefore pleased to have the support of corporate partners like Liquid Telecom Zambia in staging this occasion .