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 7 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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  • Obstetrical performance in elderly Zambian parturients` 

    Wadhawan, S.; Narone, R.K.; Narone, J.N.; Wacha, D.S.O. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1980-02)
    The Obstetrical performance of elderly parturients (aged 40 and above) who delivered at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka during 1979 and 1980, has been analysed. There were 39,109 ...
  • Low birth weight 

    Davis, V.E. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1977-08)
    A retrospective analysis of 2401 consecutive births revealed a lowbirth weight rate of 11.4 percent of all births and 14.2 percent of all live borns. Sixtyfive percent of late fetal and ...
  • Zambia Essential Medicines List 

    Ministry of Health (Ministry of Health, 2013)
    Essential medicines are those that satisfy the needs of the majority of the population and therefore should be available at all times, in adequate amounts and in the appropriate dosage forms.
  • Total Hip replacement 

    El-Morshidy, M. E. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1974-10)
    The indications of total hip replacement are discussed. Some cases were presented where the procedure was performed; these included cases of degenerative arthritis as well as selected cases of old healed infective arthritis. ...
  • Ovarian Neoplasms in Zambia 

    Bhagwandeen, S.B.; Naik, D. K. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1976-06)
    A total of 144 primary neoplasmas of the ovary were recorded in a five year period in the Department of Pathology (formerly Public Health Laboratory),Lusaka.Benign neoplasms (65%) were commoner than malignant tumours (35%). ...
  • Consolidated Guidelines On Person‑Centered HIV Patient Monitoring and Case Surveillance 

    Ministry of Health (World Health Organisation, 2017-06)
    In 2015, WHO published consolidated guidelines on strategic information for HIV in the health sector, including new indicators organized along the cascade of HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care (1). Those guidelines ...
  • Vesico-Ureteric Reflux in Urinary Billharziasis 

    Elem, B. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1983-07)
    Cystoscopic, urographic and voiding cystogram findings on 75 consecutive patients with urinary bilharziasis have been presented. 8 cases (14 ureters) showed grade 3 vesicoureteric reflux. An ...
  • A Comparative Study of Diclofenac and Wound Infiltration to Additional Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric Nerve Block With 0.25% Plain Bupivacaine for Pain Relief in Children Undergoing Groin Surgery – University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Lusaka 

    Kabwe, J. C.; Ismailova, F.; Chisakuta, A. M. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2018-01)
    Surgery in the groin region is commonly performed in paediatric patients at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).Intramuscular (IM) Diclofenac and wound infiltration, with lignocaine, are the commonest analgesics ...
  • Hopeful: Towards the tail end of the Zambia cholera 2017/2018 outbreak? 

    Mazaba, M. L. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2018)
    Early October 2017, cholera broke out in two sub-districts of Lusaka District. In the 4th week of the outbreak, the response team was excited to see a drastic drop in the number of cases. But the following week, the numbers ...
  • A case series report of Tuberculosis patients with Vitamin D deficiency in Zambia 

    Lungu, P.; Lakhi, S.; Mateyo, K.; Mubiana, E.; Mwaba, P. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2018-01)
    An association of Vitamin D deficiency with Tuberculosis remains a valid assumption. It has been observed that TB is highly prevalent in certain ethnic groupings and regions of the world. Populations with darker skins are ...
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HbsAg): 

    Parmar, S.; Bhagwat, G. P. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1983-10)
    The frequency of HBsAg in health workers at University Teaching Hospital appears high (3.10/o) as compared to Western health workers. The laboratory staff and the nursing staff are at higher risk ...
  • The Impact of Tuberculosis on Zambia and the Zambian Work Force 

    Chanda, D.O.; Gosnell, D. J. (The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 2006-10)
    In Zambia, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) has greatly increased in the last 10 years. This article describes Zambia and highlights the country's use of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as a frame work ...
  • Treatment of Anaemia Associated with Acute Falciparum Malaria Infection 

    Thuma, P.; Spurrier, J.; Copenhaver, R. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1980-02)
    A prospective clinical study evaluating various forms of treatment for the anaemia associated with acute falciparum malaria is reported. It is shown that chloroquine treatment alone, with no supplementary therapy, ...
  • Malabsorption Secondary to S.stercoralis Infestation 

    Alam S.Z; Purohit, D. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1982-10)
    S.stercoralis infection is endemic in the tropics. Stercolalis infestation either produces minimal gastro intestinal symptoms or may remain asymptomatic. Malabsoption seems to result when the parasitic ...
  • Morbidity in Bilharzia 

    Fine, J. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1975-01)
    In a study of bilharzia in a school where 60% of the children were found to be infected with Schistosoma haematobium, a comparison was made between the infected and uninfected children in respect of Hb. percentage, weight, ...
  • Anthrax outbreaks and epidemics in Zambia, 1990-2011: A review 

    Siziya, S. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2017)
    Anthrax is endemic in Zambia. A review was conducted for literature published on the epidemiology of anthrax in Zambia using google, google scholar and PubMed. A total of 7 publications were obtained using search words: ...
  • Four Cases of Extra Uterine Pregnancy 

    Nightingale, E. A. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1969-01)
    On 16.2.67 an African women from 140 miles away was admitted with severe abdominal pain. She appeared to be at term There was some fluid in the abdomen and the foetus appeared to be lying in the abdomen transversely. ...
  • Studies on malaria in Lusaka 

    Hira, P. R.; Koularas, A. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1974-10)
    Species diagnosis of 692 malaria-positive blood films showed a parasite formula of F 94.65, M 7.51 0 1.59, V 0.58. P. vivax which has been rarely seen in Zambia was reported in four cases. Infection with a single species, ...
  • Misdiagnosis of heart failure for Amlodipine adverse reaction 

    Besa, C. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2017)
    This is a case report of misdiagnosis of heart failure for amlodipine related adverse reaction. Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker frequently used in drug treatment of essential hypertension. Adverse ...
  • Appropriateness of antipsychotic drugs prescribed for First episode psychosis by clinicians at Chainama Hills college hospital in Lusaka 

    : Mwanza, J.; Paul, R.; Petlovani, P.; Ncheka, J. M. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2017)
    Mental health disorders pose an increasing burden on societies all over the world. Notable one is Psychosis, a debilitating condition that presents as marked distortion in thinking and perception, whose first presentation ...

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