WHO says Zambian women heaviest drinkers

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 09.55.41Data compiled by the World Health Organization say no nation has harder-drinking women than Zambia, where 41 percent binge drink at least once a week.

The Washington Post reports that in the United States, only 3 percent of women on average do the same. But, If you’re Zambian, you’re probably drunk at least once per week.

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36 Responses to "WHO says Zambian women heaviest drinkers"

  1. concerned me  May 5, 2014 at 18:24

    am so ashamed in touched @the same time this is so imbaracing aaaaa

  2. santos  May 5, 2014 at 11:05

    where is russia and ukrane

  3. Amin Sichalwe  April 30, 2014 at 19:29

    These people don’t know what they are talking about Zambian women don’t drink they should do there research well may be they should visit south Africa then they can have a good research.

  4. Maan Maheta  April 29, 2014 at 12:28


  5. will  April 29, 2014 at 02:38

    this the reason we shall never develop as a country…name calling, pointing fingers in politics even in such an embarrassing issue that we are not to be proud of…the World Health Organisation said Zambian women not Bembas, Lozis or whatever tribe you are…the fun thing someone had to point out Botswana…
    the world does care whether you did or not the fact is that we have been exposed and a mature approach should be us as a country working together to reduce this percentage and embarrassment…

  6. avicky  April 28, 2014 at 20:04

    Watch ur mouth n have respect,not every female drink.I don’t drink n never tasted beer

  7. Health Practitioner  April 28, 2014 at 18:26

    Binge drinking by teenagers and underage kids is a growing problem in the country and has reached epidemic levels. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more alcoholic drinks within a short period of time, usually a few hours. This can cause risky behaviours in teens such as having sex. Girls can be raped which can lead to HIV spread or getting pregnant. That’s a disturbing trend that deserves greater attention.

    • CONCERNED  April 30, 2014 at 02:41

      Health Practitioner, is it a DRUNK girl’s fault if she gets raped by a SOBER man or any man for that matter?

  8. Prevention Policy  April 28, 2014 at 18:11

    To Sara it’s only logic when it comes to the relationships between heavy drinking and HIV spread or infections. Alcohol can alter a person’s judgement. They may take risks they would not do when they are sober. This may put them at greater risk of HIV, especially if they do not always practice safe sex. This goes hand in hand with unplanned pregnancies. Alcohol and other drugs can have dangerous interactions with the medicines that people with HIV take to stay well. Someone asked what “Binge” is. It can be described as heavy episodes of drinking an equivalent of an alcoholic. Usually the intention is to get drunk. It can be for a few hours, days and even a week which you may see in places like Shabeens.

  9. Father Charles Searson SJ  April 28, 2014 at 17:29

    As National Director of the Pioneers (PTAA) which is over 50 years in Zambia I am really saddened by these figures both for men (48.1%) and women (41.2%) Clearly some questions need to be asked. These figures do not relate with previous research. As your readers say where is Botswana? And where is Russia famous for its heavy drinking?

    At the same time there is no smoke without fire. I have a copy of the final draft of the GRZ National Alcohol Policy (NAP). Available at searson@jesuits.net It is a document that all Zambians can be proud of. But is still be adopted by Cabinet and implemented by all ministries, churches, NGO’s, parents, bar owners and the general public.
    In the light of WHO report this is the time to adopt and implement the NAP. Father Charles Searson SJ 0979-413-111

  10. gut  April 28, 2014 at 17:09

    all zambian women are prosituts!!! Vimahhulee hw do u drinck beer like this till your punts down i feel lik vomitn guogougou

    • Fumpe fumpe  April 28, 2014 at 19:48

      @gut muli ba popi sana ai if they keep leaving u might want to see doctor masamba asiyana for enlargment.

    • avicky  April 28, 2014 at 20:02

      Watch ur mouth n have respect,not every female drink.I don’t drink n never tasted beer

  11. Paulos  April 28, 2014 at 15:39

    Only Bembas drink beer like they were born with it! Shame! And the girls when they are drank haa! Ni ca ca ca ca ca ca ca like monkeys at state house.

  12. Umkhonto We Sizwe  April 28, 2014 at 15:37

    ………….And Dora

  13. Native  April 28, 2014 at 15:27

    Where do you put the lozi “kezelis”, kangwa?

  14. Native  April 28, 2014 at 15:22

    Binge means excessive indulgence, loose cannon.

  15. richman  April 28, 2014 at 15:21

    Statistics would be different if BOTSWANA Was also visited.

  16. richman  April 28, 2014 at 15:16


  17. Bemba Bimbo  April 28, 2014 at 14:09

    This all started when KK threatened to resign if Zambians did not reduce their drinking.

    Beer consumption in Zambia immediately skyrocketed.

    And he failed to keep his promise.

    Now you know how LIARS get to Plot one!

  18. Scott  April 28, 2014 at 14:00

    1. why do they drink so much?
    2. is this based on Zambian women in Zambia only or Zambian women irrespective of where they live?

  19. Suggestor  April 28, 2014 at 13:22

    hmmmm Masebo must have been one of those sampled

    • Umkhonto We Sizwe  April 28, 2014 at 15:36

      ………….And Dora

  20. Loose Canon  April 28, 2014 at 13:18

    What is to binge?

  21. kangwa  April 28, 2014 at 13:15

    65% of these women are Bemba’s dinking on funerals

    • Native  April 28, 2014 at 15:26

      Where do you put the lozi “kezelis”, kangwa?

  22. Brandon Metzger  April 28, 2014 at 13:02

    Very sad and sobering realities. Zambian sister, please take note and act NOW

  23. The Guzzler  April 28, 2014 at 12:52

    Our Women have the biggest beer guts in the world. They have big tanks and guzzle a lot of booze.

  24. kolwe  April 28, 2014 at 12:50

    where is kenya on the list? this is dodgy data.

  25. Sara  April 28, 2014 at 12:37

    What are the underlying factors?

    It would be good to find out the relationship between heavy-drinking and increased risk for HIV, heart diseases, breast cancer, and unintended pregnancy as well.

    Women, let us spend our out time constructively!

  26. coillard mulilo  April 28, 2014 at 11:58

    colect they drink like no mans biznes,they buy beer frm bars take to their homes sit wth neibas drink get drunk wash their faces wth beer 4get abot cookn dats zambian woman.

  27. Observer  April 28, 2014 at 11:56

    very informative piece of news. Zambia should now pass a statutory instrument, barring Zambian men from marrying their drunkard counterparts; they should now marry foreigners.

  28. Bee  April 28, 2014 at 11:36

    Most of the time, beer goes with s.e.x,not sure what to conclude

  29. Native  April 28, 2014 at 11:14

    So it is really as veteran broadcaster Matti P’s radio slogan goes; “girls don’t cook like their mothers but drink like their fathers”.

  30. Liminabanganga  April 28, 2014 at 10:56

    The accuracy of this report appears suspect to me.Do women in the United Arab Emirates drink more alcohol than Congolese women? I doubt it very much

  31. Puungwa  April 28, 2014 at 10:26

    True,look at how heavy they are,drinking and michopo,even educated girls drink chibuku,when they dance they show nakedness,shame zed women,you are not ladies.

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