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Former President Rupiah Banda diagnosed with cancer of the colon



FOURTH Republican President Rupiah Banda says he has been diagnosed with cancer of the colon and has asked Zambians to remember him in prayers.
President Banda said having served Zambia at the highest level, he believes the people who gave him the opportunity to lead the country deserve to know his health condition.
“I have been moved to make this announcement taking into consideration that, although this is a personal and private matter which was actually only known by my relatives, including two sisters, Mrs Velesi Katema, Mrs Seba Zulu, my younger brother James Banda and my children here in Zambia and diaspora led by my eldest son James Banda, the Zambian people who honored me with the privilege to serve them as Head of State for which I will remain forever grateful and indebted, deserve to know that I have been diagnosed with cancer of the colon,” President Banda said.
And President Banda said he is however conformed that he will fight the battle just as his wife Thandie did.
He has since ashed Zambians to remember him in prayers.
“Most importantly as the nation will no doubt recall that I lost my first wife Hope Makulu Banda to cancer and as fate would have it, my wife Thandie Chilongo Banda is a cancer survivor. Therefore, her counsel, encouragement and support born out of her own experience after having successfully battled this type of disease is a great source of inspiration and confort to me.”


Calling  patients with Non communicable Disease (NCDs) to take part in an online survey



Background and rationale for the study:

As you might be aware, the COVID-19 pandemic affects people with Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more severely than the general public. We also know that people with NCDs require constant supply of medicines and remaining in constant touch with their doctors. COVID 19 has disrupted services in several countries and could have impacted negatively access to care for persons with NCDs in Zambia.

We have since designed a study  that will help us understand the challenges and other issues  patients and families are facing that might be directly or indirectly related to COVID 19.  Patients with NCDs like hypertension, diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases are well come to participate.

This will be an online survey. You or your relative  need just need follow the link  to get to the survey.

The first page explains the purpose  of the study and then there is  a section where you need to provide consent to take part.

The study has been approved by research regulators. If you have any questions, we have added our contact details.

Looking forward to your participation.  Click here to access the survey:

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Environment Africa & Terre Des Hommes launch Global Campaign to recognize Children’s rights



Enviroment Africa and Terre Des Hommes launch ambitious Global campaign calling on Governments to recognize Children’s rights to a Healthy environment.

Today, 28 October 2020 Environment Africa and Terre des Hommes are launching an international campaign called “MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS” urging governments to recognize children’s right to a healthy environment through the adoption of a resolution on the human right to a healthy environment and an Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

As part of the campaign, Environment Africa and Terre des Hommes are initiating a global online petition which will be delivered to the UN Secretary General and the Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on 21 September 2021.

As they launch the MY PLANET MY RIGHTS campaign, Terre des Hommes, Environment Africa and their partners are calling upon the Government of the Republic of Zambia to scale up environmental awareness, treatment and remediation work in lead contaminated areas in Kabwe and other mining communities in Zambia.

The MY PLANET, MY RIGHTS campaign is today being launched at Urban Bliss Hotel in Kabwe and the Livingstone City Council Civic Centre in Livingstone.

We call upon all Zambians to participate in this campaign by signing the petition on the link below:

MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS campaign and online petition:

Environment Africa contact person: Namo Chuma / or call 0975 263888

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21-year-old woman sentenced to three years simple imprisonment for aborting her seven-month pregnancy in Nchelenge district



THE Mansa High Court has convicted and sentenced a 21-year-old woman of Nchelenge district to three years’ simple imprisonment, suspended for two years, for aborting her seven-month pregnancy.

This in a case in which Mary Manda was charged with child destruction contrary section 221(1) of the penal code.

According to evidence from Chungu Chama, a nurse at Chiengi health centre, on August 31, 2019, Manda was brought by her mother to this hospital after she complained of a running stomach.

Ms Chama told the court that when examined her she discovered that Mary was in labor and that there was no fetal heart sound.

She said when delivering her, she found some drugs inserted in her vagina.

Ms Chama said when asked why the tablets were inserted, Manda kept quiet.

She said after delivery, Manda’s mother then instructed her to call police to question her daughter on what happened.

“I showed the tablets to the patient and I asked her what the drugs were doing there, but she did not answer, when I asked her again she just kept quiet a few minutes later the baby came out already dead, then we removed the placenta and we continued managing the patient because she was bleeding,” she narrated.

And when the matter came up for judgement on Friday last week, Judge Derrick Mulenga reprimanded Manda for committing such an offence, he described the act as an abomination.

“I have taken into account the cries of her mother, when she appeared before this court, she showed to me that she is a woman of velour who does not tolerate illegalities despite the fact that the convict is her only child, she was ready to surrender her to the police.

That’s what it should be, the conduct of the convict is quiet bad. An abortion is a painful thing a child goes through,” judge Mulenga said.

He sentenced her to three years, suspended for two years.

“You are luck you have come at a time when there is COVID-19 but what will happen is that when you commit another offence you will be punished.

I will give you 36 months’ simple imprisonment but I will suspend for 24 months, on condition that you do not commit a similar offence in 12 months, you will be moving in your village but know that you are a prisoner,” he said.

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31 Oct 2020, 10:34 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

16,432 Total Cases
349 Deaths
15,680 Recovered

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