ZAMBIA: Dr Muzinga, "Many people are demon possessed"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
LUSAKA Tuesday, November 25, 2008 (IRIN) - Traditional healers are often the first line of care in Zambia, helping to fill the gaps in a public health system suffering chronic drug shortages and a lack of skilled staff. Mulenga Chola, a traditional healer operating from a makeshift shack in a sprawling shanty compound in the capital, Lusaka, says he can treat people afflicted by poverty, marital problems and demon possession. He uses the pseudonym "Dr Muzinga", meaning "one who resolves...