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Zambia Appointed To The Coordinating Committee Of The African Union’s Continental Response To Covid-19

Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya will represent Zambia on the Committee which began its work yesterday.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services Dr. Kennedy Malama informed the nation today that the appointment of Zambia, under the leadership of His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, is a clear appreciation of its efforts in fighting Covid-19.

Dr. Malama noted that Zambia is among the countries recognised by the African Union (AU) for having scaled up its preparedness way before it recorded its first case of Covid-19.

According to Dr. Malama, the Committee chaired by AU Commissioner for Social Affairs Her Excellency Mrs. Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil, will ensure that Africa continues on its positive trajectory in heightening preparedness, prevention, disease intelligence and response to Covid-19.

The Committee will ensure that Africa mobilises enough resources to procure equipment and supplies as the continent mounts a coordinated response to the pandemic. Through this Committee, Zambia will also enhance its efforts in the fight against the disease.

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20 Comments

  1. Ccc

    That’s a good idea we thank u my God continue to bless u and give u more knowledge on protecting the people on this pandemic

  2. SON OF GOD

    4 ITS RESPONSE TO COMBAT COVID19 I THINK NOW THE GOVERNT SHOULD PURCHASE SOME DRUGS 4ROM CHINA WHICH THEY USED AND WORKS AT 90% TO TREAT THE VIRUS

  3. DR SEER COVID-19

    YES IT IS TRUE AFRICA WE HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES WE CAN FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC THROUGH OUR FOODS AND FRUITS. ( LEMON JUICE IS POWER FLUSH OUT ALL DIRTY AND DISEASES.

    • Ken

      That is not true and people like you who start spreading rumors of fake cures are almost as bad as the disease itself. STOP. THIS IS NOT THE TIME. PEOPLE WILL DIE. They don’t need your fake “medicine.”. They need to do what the W.H.O. says to do. And so do you. STOP trying to profit from death.

  4. P.M

    Is it a crime or career limiting not to mention Lungu in all pronouncements. I expect that from Lusambo not from a Dr Malama. Dr Chitalu under the leadership of Lungu blah blah blah as if the appointing authority was looking at whose leadership the individual falls under.

    • BOB

      Ba pm, this is no time to show how hatrate u have for our head of state ministers, perm secs etc are appointed by the President. They work on his behalf. Whatever pronouncements is made, its on behalf of our own: Edger Chagwa Lungu, simufuna or mufuna. Come 2021, wina asalila, wina asasekelela.

  5. titus

    Comment that’s good idea thanks all member of un.

  6. Informed

    Why are they not 2m apart and why is the mask on the table and not being worn.

    It’s not what you say, it’s what you do that defines leadership ,

  7. Pharaoh

    I agree to most if the responses but I feel that what ever surprises the nation,being droughts,critical outbreak of diseases like the one present ,if not controlled or managed, surely the head of state will be the first to be criticized. Why then can’t he and his team be appreciated if there’s need?.Just has I can appreciate Mr HH over his donations. Let’s be factual .be conclusion.

  8. Ken

    That is good news. I am glad to hear that Zambia is at the forefront of getting prepared. Truly this is nothing to play with. Look at the “great” United States, where some states did the right thing and so many others listened to that horrible president and did nothing. Now so many will die. Be smart, be safe, and don’t listen to people who have their own ideas of how to prevent or cure Corvid-19. Listen to the Zambian government, the W.H.O. and other RELIABLE sources. I already see fake things, like that lemon. NO. Wash hands often.. Use physical distancing, no closer than 2 meters, and COVER YOUR MOUTHS WITH A PIECE OF COTTON CLOTH. Always. This prevents you from giving it to another. Since the disease is asymptomatic, that means almost 25% of Zambians could have it without showing any illness…but they can pass it on easily. Careful, and stay safe, my Zambian friends.

  9. Hammer

    I hope that committee will work via virtual means. We need Dr Chitalu around.
    Zambia always the shining example under the leadership of our presido ECL.

  10. iso cowboy

    pliz guz update me on the number of covid 19 cases zambia presently has i will appreciate. chao

  11. Mark

    Zambia is at risk because boarders and shortcuts of coronavirus pandemic are still open .

  12. Sosa

    @iso cowboy the numbers of Covid-19 cases are decreasing from 39 to 35 after releasing 3 and losing one (1).

  13. Christopher

    But some times you Zambia people must be careful with what you do, otherwise one day at a time you will reglet ,

  14. Davies

    Zambia nt bcoz of preparedness nd resourses u boast dirts o over, italy with riches perish only GOD ‘s grace nd favour

  15. MR KAMBENJA

    That’s true

  16. Joseph Malombe president

    We thank God the Almighty for the board to choose our country as a spear header. In most cases,I would enlight the Government to take full precaution measures in borders more especially in our boarder with Tanzania here in Nakonde where the movement is at risk because, the president of Tanzania has not taken it seriously whereby,he has instructed their people to be normal for them to be treading without restrictions or stiff measures we at the Zambians side bordering with Tanzania are going to be affected unless the government takes serious precaution here at Nakonde border. On the Zambians side,some people are closing to Tanzania to have some beers as their bars are not closed there.by doing this,it is easy to bring the disease to the Zambians side.please government and those who will read this news help us to carry this information to the erelevant althourighty.please please, prevention is better than cure.

  17. Mpolompolo

    It’s true African we can with our busala and ndiya

  18. Kulibonesha Ta

    @ P.M, Dr Malama and his boss are praise singers and hero worshippers. They will never say anything without mentioning the president. They are no different from Lusambo. Even when he said he will be whipping people found in bars, he mentioned the president. Illigalities are being committed in his name. By the way how did Dr Malama find himself as PS from the provincial office? He will continue being a praise singers at Evey opportunity.

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