Namibia:Inaugural National Health Assembly Held
[New Era] The Ministry of Health and Social Services on Monday hosted its first ever National Health Assembly, a platform that will deliberate on health matters affecting Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Launched
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a strategy to coordinate multi-sectoral response to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Rural Namibia Most Unhygienic in SADC - Study
[Namibian] Namibia is rated the worst in hygiene in southern Africa, with 75% of the rural population still practising open defecation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Eye Clinic Gets Medicines, Reopens
[Namibian] THE DELIVERY of critical medicines by the Central Medical Stores has led to the reopening of the country's only referral eye clinic, but there is still a need for critical medical equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:U.S. Volunteer Doctors in Windhoek
[Namibian] Twelve volunteer health practitioners from the United States are in Namibia to provide free healthcare to needy patients with orthopaedic conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Down Syndrome Association Gets New Home At Moreson Special School
[Namibia Economist] The Down Syndrome Association of Namibia (DSAN) recently opened their new offices, which are now housed at Moreson Special School in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:African Development Bank Calls for Greater Push for Breastfeeding
[Namibia Economist] As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off this year, the African Development Bank has called on countries to push breastfeeding as a means to give children a vital head start to their future wellbeing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Number of People Infected With HIV Reduced By 50%
[New Era] Windhoek -New data from the Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) survey shows a 50 percent reduction in the total number of new HIV infections per year in the last five years. The total national HIV prevalence in Namibia is now at 12.6 percent compared to 14 percent in 2014, according to the NAMPHIA results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Govt's Only Referral Eye Clinic Closes
[Namibian] POOR administration has reportedly led to the closure of the government's only referral eye clinic at the Windhoek Central Hospital yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV-Aids Organisation Pays Vat for Donated Goods
[Namibian] CHAIRPERSON of the Solidarity Community Care Organisation Constancio Mwandingi says they paid N$6 000 early this month to get back their goods confiscated by the department of customs last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady Highlights Namibia's GBV Issues At Aids Conference
[New Era] Windhoek -First Lady Monica Geingos on Wednesday told the international AIDS conference in Amsterdam that there is a huge disparity between the country's legal framework on women and the statistics on the ground concerning women and children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Data Shows 50 Percent Reduction in Namibia's HIV Incidence Rate
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has reduced the adult HIV incidence rate by 50 percent in the past five years since the UNAIDS 2012 estimates, according to the new data released on Wednesday in Amsterdam by the Namibian government, along with its international partners fighting the HIV epidemic. The new figures indicate that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Namibia, said the statement issued by the International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at the US Columbia University's Mailman School of Public (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia Claims First in Africa to Reach HIV Goal
(MedPage Today) -- More than 73% of people with HIV achieve viral suppression to target levels (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Nears HIV Epidemic Control
[New Era] Windhoek -With revelations that Namibia has achieved tremendous success in controlling its HIV epidemic through its HIV prevention and treatment programmes, the country's experiences in dealing with the disease will soon be at the centrepiece of global decision-making. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New data show dramatic progress in Namibia toward HIV epidemic control; gaps elsewhere
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The Government of the Republic of Namibia, PEPFAR, the CDC, and ICAP at Columbia University released new data today at the 2018 International AIDS Conference demonstrating that the HIV epidemic iscoming under control in Namibia. Results from the Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) show that 77percent of all HIV-positive adults in Namibia have achieved viral load suppression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Twelve Years Later, HIV in Namibia Looks Very Different
July 24, 2018There's been enormous progress here, but adolescent girls and young women still face particular risk.Last month, I returned to Namibia for the first time in 12 years.I lived here in 2005-2006 as a technical advisor to a large HIV/AIDS prevention program —a time when the epidemic was raging through Namibian communities. The prevalence rates were mindboggling, 24% in places such as Katima Mulilo. Although treatment was available, the services were not readily available or accessible.It felt like we couldn ’t inform and educate communities quickly enough or train enough health workers to counsel, test...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Honoured for Its Fight Against HIV/Aids
[New Era] Swakopmund -Namibia was on Friday awarded two awards for its fight against HIV/AIDS at the 22nd International AIDS conference underway in Amsterdam. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Much-Awaited Bill to Regulate Dairy Products Approved
[New Era] Windhoek -Cabinet has finally approved the long-awaited bill to regulate the importation and export of milk and other dairy products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Disease Burden 'Eroding' Namibia's Progress Albeit Success-UN
[New Era] Windhoek -The adverse effects of a disproportionate share of communicable diseases and the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases are "eroding" much of Namibia's progress despite boasting many successes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Pays U.S.$75,3 Million to Unregistered Suppliers
[Namibian] The health ministry contravened the value added tax law after it paid close to N$1 billion to suppliers who were not registered to pay VAT. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria, TB Increase in Ohangwena
[New Era] Ongwediva -While there is grave concern on the increase of TB and malaria cases, the HIV prevalence rate in Ohangwena Regions has decreased slightly by 1 percent from 34 percent last year to 33 percent this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Ministry Urges Public to Take Precautions Against Swine Flu
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has urged the public to take the necessary precautions to avoid contracting swine flu, as cases of the virus continue to increase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Launches Strategic Plan
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services launched its Strategic Plan for 2017/18-2021/22 alongside partners, including UN Namibia, this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder amongst children aged 8-18 affected by the 2011 northern-Namibia floods - Taukeni S, Chitiyo G, Chitiyo M, Asino I, Shipena G.
Extreme flooding in the northern parts of Namibia occurred in 2011, impacting many school-going children in the region. The rationale for the current research is to assess post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on school children as a result of the floods. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Namibia:U.S. Pledges Assistance to Contain Hepatitis E
[New Era] Windhoek -The ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, has vowed her country will continue to assist Namibia in its fight against the outbreak of hepatitis E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flooding and its impacts on Nkondo community in Rundu, Kavango east region of Namibia, 1950s - Likuwa KM.
This is a study on flooding and its impact on the Nkondo community in Rundu, in the Kavango area of Namibia. It draws from archival sources at the National Archives of Namibia. Whilst archival documents provide an idea of what and how colonial officials th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Namibia:Zambezi Health Workers Resume Duty
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Drivers and other health workers in the Ministry of Health in Zambezi Region agreed to resume transporting state patients referred from the State hospital in Katima Mulilo to bigger referral hospitals, following a dispute over outstanding Subsistence and Travel allowance (S&T) payments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Four Test Positive for Hepatitis E in Swakop
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The Ministry of Health and Social Services in Erongo Region, various local authorities and the governor's office are on high alert for more cases of hepatitis E, after four persons tested positive for the disease in Swakopmund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hepatitis E Outbreak At Swakop
[Namibian] THE health directorate yesterday confirmed four cases of hepatitis E in the DRC informal settlement at Swakopmund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Three Pupils Diagnosed With Swine Flu
[Namibian] The Orban Primary School in Windhoek yesterday confirmed three cases of the swine flu (H1N1) epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

Africa:Being Transgender No Longer Classified As Mental Disorder
[Namibian] AS the LGBT community and allies celebrate June as pride month, the World Health Organisation has announced that being transgender is no longer classified as a mental disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:45-Year-Old Dies of Swine Flu
[Namibian] The health ministry has announced the death of a 45-year-old man who was last week diagnosed with the swine flu virus, also known as the H1N1 virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:No Swine Flu Outbreak in the Country - Masabane
[Namibia Economist] Despite five laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 cases having been reported in the country, the Ministry of Health and social Services this week, said there is no swine flue outbreak (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Five Test Positive for Swine Flu
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services yesterday announced that five people had tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Swine Flu Confirmed in Rehoboth
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed a case of the H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, at Rehoboth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Territory holders and floaters: Two spatial tactics of male cheetahs
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Scientists of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz IZW) in Berlin analysed the spatial behaviour of cheetahs. They showed that male cheetahs operate two space use tactics which are associated with different life-history stages. This long-term study on movement data of over 160 free-ranging cheetahs in Namibia has now been published in the scientific journal ECOSPHERE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia:11 Die Daily From Aids in Omusati - Governor Endjala
[New Era] Outapi -An average of 11 people die daily from AIDS in Omusati Region, while 25 infections are recorded daily in the region, says Governor Erginus Endjala. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Welwitschia Hospital Constructs Modern Intensive Care Unit
[New Era] Windhoek -A new chapter in the history of the private Welwitschia Hospital in Walvis Bay began a week ago with the official ground-breaking ceremony for the new intensive care unit (ICU) and surgical ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Namibia Close to Controlling HIV Epidemic
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia is one of 13 countries close to achieving HIV epidemic control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:President's Relief Avails U.S.$73 Million War Chest Against HIV/Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -The United States of America President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programme in Namibia will provide US$73.6 million, equivalent to over N$1 billion, for HIV/AIDS programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV/AIDS Deaths Drop From 10 000 to 4 000
[Namibian] FIGURES released by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief have revealed that the number of people dying of HIV-AIDS has dropped from 10 000 per year to 4 000 between 1991 and 2016 in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Staff Shortage Delays Medicine Deliveries
[Namibian] A SHORTAGE of staff at the leading public pharmacy at the Windhoek Central Hospital has caused a two-week delay in the delivery of crucial medicine to several old age-homes in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Mickey Mouse Brightens Day for Young Cancer Patients
[Namibia Economist] Children in the cancer ward of the Windhoek Central Hospital were delighted last week when Micky Mouse and his consort, Minnie, visited them for a day full of fun and unexpected gifts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:U.S.$4 Million Needed to Recruit 322 Nurses
[New Era] Windhoek -The health ministry yesterday revealed it will soon start with the recruitment of nurses, but it warned that the number of vacant posts would not be sufficient to accommodate all nurses who graduated in April and those who will graduate in September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer, Not Discrimination, Threatens Namibian Albinos
[New Era] Windhoek -While today - International Albinism Awareness Day - the most attention is likely to be on averting the killings and persecution of people with albinism, for Namibia the priorities would be slightly different. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Medical Aid Scheme Members' Dependants to Submit Proof
[Namibian] The Ministry of Finance intends to terminate the memberships of dependants of Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) beneficiaries who are older than 21 and not studying or mentally or physically disabled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Live by the gun, die by the gun: Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill' policy as an anti-poaching strategy - Mogomotsi GEJ, Madigele PK.
Rhino and elephant poaching affects various Southern African countries. Despite recent reductions in rhino poaching in Namibia and South Africa, it remains a concern. In response, the government of Botswana has implemented a controversial 'shoot-to-kill' p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Namibia:Katima Residents Lament Late Rubbish Removal
[Namibian] Residents of Choto compound at Katima Mulilo say they are forced to live in unhygienic conditions for months because the town council does not collect rubbish on time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news