Govt reduces certification fees for health practitioners, facilities


Government has announced a reduction in the fees payable to the Health Professional Council of Zambia (HPCZ) by health practitioners and health facilities.

Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo, announced the development at a media briefing after signing Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2024 in Lusaka on Wednesday.

Masebo highlighted that license fees for Diploma holders had been reduced from K520 per annum to K468.

She said license fees for foreign nationals had been reduced from K3,000 per annum to K1,500

“The review of the subscription fees is in response to President Hakainde Hichilema’s directive to reduce the cost of doing business in Zambia,” Masebo stated.

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Additionally, the minister said this was aimed at giving relief to health practitioners, health facilities and those planning to establish new health facilities in the country.

She stated that by reducing the financial burden on healthcare professionals, government aimed to foster an environment where it can focus on the primary mission of providing high-quality care to patients.

“The reduction in the fees has potential to improve compliance to healthcare standards among health facilities and health practitioners, as they will be encouraged to always have a valid practicing certificate,” Masebo said.

She assured the nation that government had the interest of the people at heart and remained dedicated to supporting the healthcare sector in Zambia.

Masebo encouraged health professionals to take advantage of the reduction in fees and be certified.

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