The African Digital Health Library (ADHL), Zambia node, makes available health related content ranging from theses, dissertations, and Ministry of Health reports from Zambia.

ADHL currently operates in 5 Sub Saharan African Countries and is supported by the medical librarians. It is a collaborative effort among medical librarians at major universities in sub Saharan Africa and is funded by the office of Global AIDS/US Department of State. The Zambian node is managed through the University of Zambia (UNZA) Medical Library.

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  • The Zambia Health Information Digest July - September 2005 

    Mwansa., J.C. L., Editor; Bowa, Kasonde, Editor; Mweemba, Nora, Editor; Makondo, Francina, Editor (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2005-07)
    This edition of the Zambia Health Information Digest is dedicated to Traditional Medicine. Traditional medicine has become even more prominent because of the high prevalence of HIV in Zambia. With a number of traditional ...
  • Zambia health information digest. 

    Mwansa, J.C. L.,editor; Mweemba, Nora, editor; Bowa, Oliver, editor; Kanyengo, W. Christine, editor (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2004-07)
    This issue carries a selection of articles on the all-important subject of HIV/AIDS and the different efforts and progress being made towards arresting the pandemic. The main feature article however, is on Obstructive Sleep ...
  • The treatment of tibial diaphysial bone defects in adults 

    Izhar, U. H., creator (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1983-07)
    Twenty cases of established non-union of the tibial diaphysis with bone defects ranging from 2.5 centimetres to 7.5 centimetres (mean 3.5 centimetres), were treated between 1976 to 1981. In six cases ...
  • The value of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein as early markers of bacteraemia among patients with haematological malignancies receiving chemotherapy: a cross-sectional study 

    Kingsley, M. Kamvuma, creator; Sumbukeni, Kowa, creator; Kaile, Trevor , creator; Masenga, Sepiso K., creator; Hamooya, Benson M., creator; Musalula, Sinkala, creator; Simakando, Marah, creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2018-04)
    The immune system of patients with haematological malignancies is suppressed during chemotherapy. This renders them vulnerable to frequent infections especially of the bacterial type. Timely diagnosis of these infections ...
  • Haemosiderosis osteoporosis and scurvy 

    Lowenthal, M. N., creator; Siddorn, J. A., creator; Fine, J., creator; Patel, R. P., creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1967-04)
    A case of haemosiderosis, osteoporosis, vertebral collapse and scurvy occurring in a Zambian African male is described in detail.
  • Choice of place for childbirth: prevalence and correlates of utilization of health facilities in Chongwe district, Zambia 

    Hazemba, A.N., creator; Siziya, S., creator (University of Zambia, Medical Library, 2008-04)
    The objective of this article is to determine the prevalence and correlates for utilization of health facilities for childbirth in a rural Chongwe district, Zambia. A cross sectional study was carried among 250 mothers ...
  • Basic Isotope thyroid Parameters in Zambia 

    Mikolajkow, A.T., Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1978-12)
    The paper analyses basic isotope thyroid parameters in 20 normal Zambians. The results of tests (excluding uptake studies) do not differ t.rom those established elsewhere but the range of thyroid ...
  • The human resources for health crisis in Zambia: Deaths, departures, demoralising conditions of service and disinterested diaspora. 

    Kachimba, J.S., Creator; Mwaba, P., Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2007-01)
    For over a decade, the health sector in Zambia has given us a 91 impse of the night mare unfolding in the sub-Saharan region,a consequence of not investing in the training of staff to man our hospitals and care for our ...
  • The Zambia health information digest July - September 2001 

    Bowa, O.; Kanyengo, C. W.; Makono, S.; Mwansa, J.C. L. (University of Zambia Medical Library, 2001-07)
    Cervical cancer is an important women's reproductive health problem, especially in African countries where many women die from the disease each year. Unlike many cancers, cervical cancer can be prevented. The ...
  • Analysis of the study skills of undergraduate pharmacy students of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. 

    Ezeala, Christian Chinyere, Creator; Nalucha, Siyanga, Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2015-09-25)
    It aimed to compare the study skills of two groups of undergraduate pharmacy students in the School of Medicine, University of Zambia using the Study Skills Assessment Questionnaire (SSAQ), with the goal of analysing ...
  • Goitre in the Western Province of Zambia 

    Onushko, K.G. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1975-01)
    The prevalence of Goitre in Zambia is confirmed. This is especially so among female subjects.
  • Hospital records: records or a science of disease 

    Ngulube, T. J. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1984-04)
    The findings of an attempted retrospective study of medical records of 1,107 patients admitted to the University Teaching Hospital during a two year period have been elaborated. As a result of a poor filing system ...
  • Unusual Complication of Kirschner-Wire-Fixation of Carpo-Metacarpal Joint of the Thumb 

    Haque, Izhar Ui, Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1982-10)
    A rare case of injury to the flexor tendons of index finger during Kirschnei-wit-e-fixation of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb, is described. The case is being reported for the greater ...
  • Rhinosporidiosis in Zambia 

    Naik, K.G., Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1980-08)
    Thirty-two cases of rhinosporidiosis are reported for the first time in Zambia. The epidemiology, clinico-pathological aspect and diagnosis is discussed. The study indicates that rhinosporiodiosis is endemic in ...
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Protocols and Guidelines 

    Vwalika, B. (University of zambia, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2014-02)
    Instituting protocols and guidelines have been shown to improve patient safety, communication, and quality outcomes. Thus, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Zambia and the University Teaching ...
  • Influence of exogenous Prolactin on Thyroid uptake of 125I in Rats 

    Anjali, Baber, Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1980-08)
    Prolactin at a daily dose of 500g fated to influence thyroidal 125 I uptake in sexually mature male and ovariectomized female rats. The lowered mean uptake value in prolactin treated intact females is ...
  • Out~ Patient care gradients for a rural Zambian Hospital 

    Vicary, F. Robin, Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1974)
    Maurice King (Medical Care in Developing Countries, 1966), has shown that Out-Patient Care Gradients, i.e., the relationship between distance travelled by patients to attend clinic, is exponential for hospitals in developing ...
  • Clinical Assessment of the Older Breathless Patient 

    Joseph, Inm Yikona, Creator (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2007-10)
    It should not be construed as unusual to discuss breathlessness in an older patient presenting to a Zambian health institution today. Our Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) include eradication of poverty and hunger ...
  • Phytoestrogens and early onset androginic alopecia: a study in ndola, zambia. 

    Mukumbwa, K. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2018)
    Androgenic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss experienced in males, presenting in genetically susceptible males with high free testosterone levels. Early onset androgenic alopecia refers to androgenic alopecia ...
  • Information & Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines 

    Ministry of Health (Ministry of Health, 2014-02)
    This document establishes the Information & Communications Technology Standards and Guidelines for the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health is responsible for health in this country and it has embraced ICTs as an ...

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