Our curated weekly digest of the most important and interesting content about Zambia. This week — we announce exciting up and coming events that include family fun, comedy and a business conference. There are special offers at Universal Fitness and O’Hagan’s as well as news bytes from Pumulani Livingstone, R&G and others. In global news, take a look at #Devpix, another debate around the portrayal of developing countries through imagery, and explore Pew Research’s findings about the ‘global poor’ and how concerned Africans are about climate change. Read more below….
Special offers, discounts and deals from businesses in Zambia
Business news and company updates from businesses in Zambia
Articles from around the world about Zambia and Africa, focusing on the development and positive aspects of our beautiful continent.
Apparently there has been a significant decrease in the ‘global poor’, with those classed as ‘poor’ dropping 29% to 15% since 2001. At the same time the global population classed as ‘middle-income’ doubled from 7–13%. Whatever you think, you may well find this data interesting and worth exploring.
According to a new survey by Pew Research, Africa is more concerned about climate change than economic instability and terrorism. But this article just gives the figures. It doesn’t go into what Africans can do about this concern. Do we admit that we are suffering the consequences of those developed countries who have gone before us? Do we say we are at the mercy of the west? Difficult questions. As with most things it makes sense to start with the things you can do. Could we find things we are doing to our own environment that we should fix?
Following last week’s feature of #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou hashtag on Twitter, it was great to come across #Devpix, another conversation challenging the stereotypical image of developing countries and ‘poverty porn’. The fact that #Devpix conversations are being had and that people are taking it upon themselves to re-educate the world about things like#TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou is evidence that we have the potential to change things. Technology and social media is at the heart of it. Powerful stuff! Take a look at the #Devpix Storify slideshow to get an overall picture.
More and more people in Zambia are concerned with health and wellness as we are increasingly affected by what were previously considered diseases of the West. Click through to view more details about the services offered by these five health providers who all have a similar non-invasive holistic approach.
Bupilo Family Health ClinicJoined September 2014
With 2 qualified doctors operating from pleasant premises, Bupilo provides outpatient medical consultations with point of care diagnostic services. Emphasis is placed on lifestyle treatment and prevention of disease.
Renew MedicaJoined December 2012
Grounded in the idea that youth is a state of mind, Renew Medica offers advanced, clinically proven non-invasive skin and body treatments. With state of the art equipment, it is the ideal place to go for clinical facials, skin rejuvenation, laser treatments and body sculpting.
Riverview Wellness CentreJoined March 2011
This luxury natural health institute provides health holidays, with programmes designed to renew body and soul. From specific health recovery needs to general fitness and lifestyle, there’s a program to suit you here.
Umoyo Natural HealthJoined February 2011
Umoyo Health Clinic offers a wide range of therapies, as well as in-depth professional health & detox programs. The focus is on producing a genuine and significant improvement in health rather than treating the symptoms of disease.
Village Rest Gym and PoolJoined August 2009
The gym at Village Rest is a large 200 sq m building with a beautifully decked out, fully equipped training area. And in order to beat the winter chills, the 25m lap pool at Village Rest is now covered and heated, allowing clients to swim throughout the winter season.
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