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Published 13.06.2020 12:21
In Zambia scientists are using new technology to track Covid-19.
Scientists from PATH are using on-site genetic sequencing with nanopore technology which can allow them to read complex strings of RNA or DNA without a complex laboratory setting to track Covid-19. Through this technology, they are able to track Covid-19 and mutations that may occur as the virus replicates. The…
Published 24.05.2020 10:57
In Zambia, sex workers are assisting health officials with contact tracing.
When health workers realised that nearly 90% of new infections in the border town of Nakonde, in northern Zambia, were either truck drivers or sex workers they turned to sex workers to help them with contact tracing.
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Published 18.05.2020 14:24
In Zambia the drought resistant cassava plant is now being used in the production of hand sanitizer.
The plant which is popular amongst farmers for its drought-resistant qualities is now sought after as chemical manufactures are now using it to produce ethanol, the main ingredient used in making hand sanitizers. This has led to an increase in the price of the plant with farmers selling one tonne…
Published 09.05.2020 14:36
Zambian Breweries has embarked on the production of alcohol based hand sanitizers.
The sanitizers will be donated to the Ministry of Health in Zambia. They will be made using commercial ethanol and according to the World Health Organization standards of 80% alcohol and packaged in 250ml bottles.
Published 07.05.2020 15:27
In Zambia, Amref Africa Health donates COVID-19 Braille Materials.
Amref Africa Health, a non-governmental organisation that aims to create lasting health change in Africa has donated 3,000 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials in Braille to cater for the vision impaired. The materials are to be distributed to over 70 reading groups for the visually impaired countrywide.
Published 27.04.2020 16:57
Zambian Musicians Release Covid-19 Song Promoting Social Distancing.
Two Zambian musicians, JK & Mampi, have released a song to educate the nation on Covid-19. The song, entitled social distance sensitizes listeners about preventing the spread of the virus, using their local language. The two have also released a music video with visuals aimed at educating the nation on…
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Published 27.04.2020 12:06
Bank of Zambia eliminated the fees for person-to-person electronic money transfers up to €8.
The goal is to minimize contact between people and reduce the use of cash. Similar measures have been implemented in other African countries such as Kenya, where Airtel waived mobile money transaction fees, Rwanda, where transactions via Mobile Money will be free during three months or Ghana, with free transactions…

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