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Concerns emerge as Lusaka death toll rises – 980 deaths in a month

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According to the Lusaka City Council’s burial permit office at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, the council has recorded at least 980 deaths in the last one month alone. Brenda Katongola, the council’s assistant Public Relations Manager said in an interview that of the 980 deaths, 164 were transferred outside Lusaka, while 549 burials were conducted within the Council’s established cemeteries, that is, both the new and old Leopard’s Hill cemeteries and Chingwere cemetery in Lusaka. The remaining 296 burials were conducted in other cemeteries within Lusaka not managed by the Council. This data was recorded between April 18th and 8th May 2017.

Did all these deaths occur at UTH?

Despite the headlines trending on social media, sources at the burial permit office confirm that these deaths did not all occur at the University Teaching Hospital but include deaths recorded around the entire Lusaka District. The confusion is most likely due to the fact that Continue reading Concerns emerge as Lusaka death toll rises – 980 deaths in a month

ZASA reaffirms Diaspora commitment to National Development in Zambia

In a speech given at the handover ceremony for the blankets donated by ZASA, the president of the association made a firm commitment to skills, technology and knowledge transfer as a way of Diaspora Zambians doing their bit to push the agenda of national development back home.

 

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The ceremony took place at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka on Thursday 23 March 2017. Below is the speech by ZASA President, Ferdinand Simaanya:

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1000 blankets donated by ZASA on their way to UTH

Last year we announced that ZASA was running a drive to donate 1000 blankets to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) children’s ward in Lusaka, Zambia. We are proud to announce that the blankets have been packaged and are on their way from Johannesburg!

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to give toward this initiative – you should all be proud.

 

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“The 1000 blankets donated by ZASA on their way to the UTH children’s ward from Johannesburg.” Ferdinand Simaanya, ZASA President.

 

 


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Here’s the link to the article we sent out last year: Zambians in South Africa Donate Blankets to UTH