Zambia President to Seek Treatment Abroad for Rare Condition
Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who took office less than two months ago, will seek specialized medical treatment abroad for a rare disease that causes the food pipe to narrow.
Lungu, 58, was diagnosed with the condition by a team of doctors, who recommended immediate treatment, the State House press office said on Monday on its Facebook account. It said on Sunday that Lungu was being treated at a military hospital for malaria after falling ill at a public event in the capital, Lusaka. Agence France-Presse reported that Lungu collapsed on the podium after standing for 20 minutes during a ceremony celebrating Women’s Day.