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20TH – 22ND NOVEMBER 2023

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Routine medication for delegates

Delegates on routine medication are advised to travel with their usual medication in adequate quantities to cover their stay in Zambia during the conference.


Malaria is endemic in some parts of Zambia (Lusaka), and prophylaxis is highly advisable. Other preventive methods:

  • Sleep under a mosquito net.
  • Apply repellent cream or spray to avoid or limit biting.


Zambia is an Ebola-free country. The government of Zambia, through the Ministry of Health, has implemented strong public health measures to prevent the spread of Ebola in Zambia.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever vaccination and the proof of having received it are entry requirements for Zambia. Please carry your yellow fever vaccination card with you. You may be asked to present it at the airport. Zambia accepts a yellow fever vaccination with 10 years’ validity.

Countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination are the following: Angola, Tanzania, Benin, Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda.

Covid 19

To enter Zambia, the following requirements are related to COVID-19 prevention and control:

  • All COVID-19 travel-related restrictions for entry into Zambia have been lifted. Travelers to Zambia are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, recovery, or testing against COVID-19. To prevent and control COVID-19, the most sustainable way remains vaccination. Therefore, while we have lifted the need to provide evidence of vaccination or negative disease status, we encourage everyone to be vaccinated.
  • Once in the country and tests positive, isolation at your own cost in the same hotel, staying or being designated until discharge as per our health guidelines
  • PCR together with a certificate for those requiring their return travel at their own cost (800k).
  • Observation of COVID-19 prevention measures as guided on arrival

Health Insurance

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own health insurance coverage.

Protect yourself and others.

All delegates are expected to follow the health protocols and guidelines below:

  • Maintain strict hand hygiene. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are installed at all the main entrances of the KKIC buildings. Please use them. You can buy pocket-sized ones (containing at least 60% alcohol) at local pharmacies for your personal use.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Encourage others to do so.
  • Avoid close body contact or contact with the body fluids of any sick person. If this happens accidentally, wash it off immediately and report it promptly to the medical team.
  • If you find someone who is ill, call for help immediately. Do not try to attend to him or her by yourself. Eat and drink safely. Ensure that your food and water are from trusted sources and that fruits are thoroughly washed before eating. Food should be well cooked and properly stored. Drink enough clean water—at least 2 liters every day.

Health care

An onsite clinic from the Zambia Ministry of Health will be available to provide basic healthcare services and respond to any emergencies throughout the symposium. For emergencies, call +260-979-811753.

Emergency Hospital Services for VVIP/VIP delegates are arranged at Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka.

Contact Person:

  • Major Kahalu, Maina Soko Military Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia Tel: +260 21 126 0302, +260 21 126 0301; Mobile: +260 955715768

Contact officials for emergency medical support:

  • Kennedy Lishimpi (MOH) +260978319831 (Medical Services)
  • Godfrey Phiri (MOH): +260977659166 (Medical Services)
  • Charles Msiska (MOH) +260977824736 (Medical Services)
  • Roma Chilengi (ZNPHI): +260 973724935 (COVID-19 Services)
  • Miss Lillian Mwape (MOH) +260979334669 (Medical Services)
  • Aspha Choonga (MOH) +260964661209 (Medical Services)
  • Astridah Kona Yihemba Maseka (MOH) +260967458580 (Medical Services)


Delegates who have been diagnosed with any chronic medical condition (e.g., diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, HIV, etc.) and are on treatment must ensure that they have a sufficient supply of their medications, as preferences or brands may not be available in Lusaka.

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