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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  • Normal values in the adult Zambian.VI. Transferrin 

    Kibukamusoke, J.W.; Simukoko, R. B.; Edwards, R. B. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1976-08)
    A study of the concentration of transferrin in the normal Zambian adult is presented. There is no difference demonstrated between males and females but the time allowed for diffusion is important and values are given for ...
  • Management of intracranial ventriculitis caused by multidrug resistant acinetobacter baumannii: case report and literature review 

    Simfukwe, K.; Zhou, Y.; Han, G.; Wang, L.; Liu, J. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2017)
    These researchers report a case of a male patient in our hospital who developed associated multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (MDRAB) intracrainial ventriculitis and treated using intraventricular (IVT)plus ...
  • Ketalar-Its use by a single operator. 

    O'Dowd, M.J. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 1977-10)
    Ketalar (Ketamine Hydrochloride) was used as the sole anaesthetic agent by a single operator in fifty cases of uterine evacuation. The procedure was easy in use, and safe. It was noted that Ketalar caused a significant ...
  • Neglected trauma in Zambia 

    Mulla, Y. F.; Baboo, S. K. (Medical Journal of Zambia, 2007-01)
    Many of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa have to deal with neglected trauma cases both accidental, intentional and the evidence is that they are on the increase. Those injured are from the most active part of the ...
  • Factors associated with uptake of home delivered VCT; findings from a population based survey in Zambia. 

    Mutale, W.; Michelo, C.; Fylkesnes, K. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2007-01)
    Background: Voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) has been shown to help change sexual behaviour and to be cost effective in low income settings. Though VCT has been available for a long time in Zambia, acceptability ...
  • A comparative study of anxiety among HIV seropositive individuals, cancer patients and individuals from the normative population 

    Imasiku, M. L. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2008-04)
    Excessive anxiety contributes to a sense of helplessness in which a person feels little control over the present or future and continues maladaptive behaviour patterns. In view of the negative influence of long ...
  • Universal health coverage: A perspective of the WHO country office in zambia. 

    Bakyaita, N.; Mweemba, N. (Health Press Zambia Bull., 2018)
    This paper provides a perspective of the WHO Country Office on Universal Health Coverage following the commemoration of the World Health Day 2018 on 7 April under the theme “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere” ...
  • Tuberculosis and pregnancy 

    Mwaba, P.; Kasolo, F.; Chintu, C.; Kasonka, L. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2003-01)
    Tuberculosis is a disease of antiquities and it has been there since medieval times though according to literature, It is no older than the first conception of Adam's wife. Despite the extensive studies on tuberculosis ...
  • Chemodectomas 

    Naik, K. G. (Medical journal of Zambia, 1980-02)
    A patholodcal study of six chemodectomas seen during nine years period is presented. The histopathology, diagnosis, and histogenesis are discussed.
  • A Diet Survey in Kalene Hill Area 

    MCGlashan, N. D. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1969-01)
    This survey of local diet was undertaken into two chiefdoms near Kalene Hill hospital during September, 1968. The inquiry was' undertaken` as a corollary to, and at the same time as, clinical studies of ...
  • Impact of piped water supply on the Incidence of typhoid fever and diarrhoeal diseases in Lusaka 

    Bahl, M.R. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1976-08)
    The effect of piped water supply on the incidence of typhoid fever and diarrhoeal diseases in the City of Lusaka was reported. The incidence of typhoid fever and diarrhoeal diseases reduced in the City as the piped drinking ...
  • Influence of age and education on neuropsychological tests in Zambia 

    Kalungwana-Mambwe, L. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2017)
    The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of age, education and reading ability on neuropsychological tests in Zambia. Methods and Materials: 324 adult participants were recruited from urban and rural areas in ...
  • Failing the academy: low written output in an African University 

    Banda, S.; Siaminwe, L.; Mwaba, P.; Nkhuwa, D.C.W.; Macwang'i, M. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 2008-01)
    The study investigated the publishing trends of academic staff at University of Zambia and doctors at University Teaching Hospital in order to highlight the trends and possible barriers to publishing by academic staff ...
  • Puberty in Zambian Children 

    Ratzarski, M.; Rao, U.K.G.; Brady, K. (Medical journal of zambia, 1980-06)
    A cross sectional study of 2,638 Zambian school children 1,220 boys and 1,418 girls has been done in Lusaka to study the puberty process. Pubic and axillary hair, breast development ...
  • The diagnosis of leprosy - common errors 

    Imkamp, F.M.J.H. (Medical journal of zambia, 1967-10)
    Would the correct diagnosis of leprosy have been easier if this disease had been described in textbooks on Neurology instead of Dermatology? The emphasis on the ...
  • Relapsing Fever in Sichili 

    Coene, J. (Medical journal of zambia, 1984-01)
    Between 1 December, 1982 and 30 November, 1983, 274 cases of tick borne relapsing fever were found in Sichili. Mainly children were affected and the incidence was lower during the cold season. Clinically, tick fever ...
  • Geophagy as a risk factor for helminth infectious in pregnant women in Lusaka, Zambia 

    Shinondo, C. J.; Mwikuma, G. (Medical journal of zambia, 2008-04)
    It his been reported that geophagy is closely associated with helminthic diseases and it has been especially linked to Ascarzs and infections among pregnant women.Hither to proof of existence of viable infective ova in ...
  • Ectopia Cordis 

    Munkonge, L.; Bowa, K.; Kamfumache, E. (Medical journal of zambia, 2008-01)
    Ectopia Cordis is a very rare congenital abnormality worldwide. Two Neonates with this condition were seen at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia in a period of 25 years (1980 -2005). To provide 2 ...
  • Bed-wetting in Lusaka suburb 

    Haworth, A. (Medical journal of zambia, 1981-11)
    Bed wetting may sometimes be the result of physical pathology or psycho-social stress or it may be due simply to stow maturation - Kolvin (1975) but even when it occurs in older children it may •neither ...
  • The geography of Lusaka city clinics 

    McGlashan, N. D. (Medical Journal of Zambia., 1968-10)
    The following account describes a study undertaken by senior geography and social work students of the University of Zambia in a fact-finding exercise for the Ministry of Health. The aims were to enumerate all out-patients ...

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