CIVIL Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) Executive Director Faides TembaTemba says the country’s life expectancy is likely to be reduced owing to high poverty levels. TembaTemba has therefore called on the government to ensure it subsidises essential commodities. Commenting on the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTATS) 2022 poverty assessments report which showed an increase in poverty levels of 60 percent, Tembatemba said poverty compromised people’s health. “I did mention [earlier] about the quality of health, meaning there will be a lot of outbreaks of noncommunicable diseases because of the current situation. So, our health will be compromised. If the government does not invest in primary health care, I think it is going to be a double tragedy. Currently we have seen…...

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