Health Information for Delegates
THE PURPOSE OF THIS HEALTH PASSPORT IS
- To bring critical Health information to the traveller in a concise-able manner
- Market Zambia’s health tourism
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A PLEASANT STAY
In Zambia we are accustomed to extend our best hospitality to the traveller and we welcome your arrival with open arms.
We are well aware that health must be a primary concern for an unforgettable and trouble- free journey. For you to fully enjoy all of the attractive features of our beloved country; it’s varied landscape, the delicious diversity of its food and so much more! You being healthy are the most important factor.
That is why we are interested in your health.
From the moment you stop at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka or Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, on arrival or departure, whether as a tourist or for any other reason that brings you to any of the attractive destinations in Zambia, you can count on the services of our Health Department at the airport, around the clock, regarding any health related concern you may have.
That is why as a traveller, if you feel any discomfort or malaise or need to consult about your health before initiating your visit or during a new leg of your journey, please feel free to come by our Health Department located at the ground floor. There we will provide you with medical attention, vaccination services and any other help that you might need to make your stay in our country memorable, successful, and risk- free to your health.
EASY MEASURES FOR A HEALTH VISIT
As it happened in many other places in the world, you are likely to require some time to adapt and get used to food that is new to you, unfamiliar weather, and other regional peculiarities that you may find along the way in the different regions of Zambia. You may find it convenient to follow some basic health advice.
If you have diarrhoea during the first 7 days of arrival, we recommend, as a precaution, the following:
- Go to a health facility for medical care and testing
- Report on the countries visited before coming to Zambia.
- Follow hygiene recommendations.
- Drink bottled or boiled water
- Eat only fruits and vegetables that have been thoroughly cleaned and cooked
- Eat in clean, well established places
Maintain high standard of personal hygiene such as hand washing before touching food and after using the toilet.
Preferably, consume your food in establishments that have been licensed by the local City Council and not buying from the streets. The license should be easily identified by the presence of a visible copy proclaiming the health certificate status of each restaurant.
- Maintain high standard of personal hygiene such as hand washing before touching food and after using the toilet.
- Regular use of hand gel is encouraged and if possible the gel should be kept among personal effects
- Gradually adapt to regional ethnic foods
Zambia is a Malaria endemic country however; prevalence has greatly reduced over the years. Travellers visiting Zambia from non-Malaria endemic countries you must consider the following recommendation:
- Take Malaria prophylaxis
- Apply mosquito repellent creams or sprays on exposed skin.
- If you are using sun block, apply it after a repellent
- Sleep under a mosquito net for protection.
If fever, malaise, chills, excessive seating, abdominal pain, joint paint, muscle pain, headache, nausea and vomiting occur, go to the nearest health facility as soon as possible for immediate medical evaluation.
Zambia has not recorded any case of Ebola. However, if you are travelling from or have recently been to an Ebola outbreak prone Country for the last three weeks, and have had contact with a person suspected of having Ebola or have exposed to risk.
- Check your temperature twice a day for 21 days after your last contact.
- If you develop fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, or redness, please report immediately to the health care establishment closest to you.
- If you have symptoms, avoid direct contact with family or friends until you have confirmed the diagnosis in a health facility.
Contribute to preventing the spread of influenza and other respiratory viruses
Pay close attention to your respiratory symptoms.
If you present flu- like symptoms like fever, cough, difficulty breathing, malaise, or a runny nose please report immediately to the nearest health care establishment. Report to the medical personnel about your departure place and countries visited, so that they can provide you appropriate medical attention.
IMMUNIZATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS
International travelers must take into account infectious disease prevention measures like appropriate immunizations, and medical treatment recommended for each potential hazard. Call the Airport international Health Department at +260 211 271 277
There is no outbreak of Yellow fever in Zambia currently. However, get vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days before visiting Zambia if you are travelling from an endemic area.
In the following establishments you will be able to receive specialized attention regarding any health – related condition during your trip.
- Health Department – Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
- University Teaching Hospital
- Levy General Hospital 0211 285461/0211 285463/+260 979 694695
- Lusaka District Health Office
- Many other private hospitals
- Livingstone Central Hospital Tel: +260 213- 321436/321365/320221, Emergency Toll free line: 991
- Livingstone District Health Office Tel: +260 213 - 324170/ 324016
The Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) The EDBI Conference is a peer-to-peer learning event requested by African countries and supported by the World Bank Group, to facilitate knowledge sharing on Doing Business reforms.
The 2017 EDBI Conference will be hosted by the Government of Zambia and is scheduled to take place between May 15th and May 19th 2017 at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia.
The theme for the 2017 conference is "Business Reforms for Industrialization, Value Addition and Job Creation"