By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Vice President Mutale Nalumango says the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic calls for multi-sectoral efforts to effectively prepare and respond to emerging diseases .
Mrs Nalumango has since called for concerted efforts aimed at enhancing public health security.
Mrs Nalumango said that there is also need to have a measured response so that trans-boundary transmission of pests and diseases is minimised .
Speaking at the Coalition of African Parliamentarians on Human Animal health and Environment-(CAPAH) high level fundraising Dinner in Lusaka, Mrs Nalumango commended Members of Parliament for the work they are doing through CAPAH in addressing the health for economic development.
And Chairperson of CAPAH Ambross Lufuma said through CAPAH,Parliamentarians seek to develop and strengthen partnerships with technocrats in Government , Civil Society Organisations locally and abroad.
Mr Lufuma, who is also defence Minister, said his organization is aware of the fact that HIV-AIDs, Malaria ,non communicable diseases and other emerging health challenges such as Covid 19 must be addressed to achieve sustainable development goals .
The fundraising dinner was celebrated under the theme : One Health for Economic Development.