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Namibia:Angelika Muharukua Maternity Waiting Home to be Launched
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services, the World Health Organisation and the European Union will tomorrow launch the Angelika Kazetjindire Muharukua maternity waiting home at Opuwo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Haufiku Reiterates Call for Abortion Debate
[New Era] Windhoek -The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, has re-iterated his call for a debate on whether to have a referendum on allowing the legalisation of abortion, or not. Haufiku recently said that there has been no response on the plea he made about eleven months ago on whether abortion should be legalised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Dentistry Graduates in Limbo Over Internship
[New Era] Windhoek -The majority of the 24 dentistry graduates from universities in Russia, Ukraine, China and Belarus are unhappy that they cannot put their skills to good use because not all of them have been accommodated in an internship programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Windhoek Mayor Blames Street Vendors for City's Health Risks
[New Era] Windhoek -Street vendors, especially those trading in the informal settlements, are the greatest contributors to poor hygiene as they carelessly dispose of their waste even in their trading environment, Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua said over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Some HIV Patients Trash ARVs
[New Era] Windhoek -Some people living with HIV and AIDS are a hinderance to government efforts to contain the spread of the virus as they are apparently in the habit of throwing away their antiretroviral therapy tablets. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Ongwediva Mitigates Cholera, Hepatitis E
[New Era] Ongwediva -Following the twin outbreak of cholera and hepatitis E in Windhoek, the Ongwediva Town Council plans to embark on an awareness campaign on Valentine's Day, which is today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Plan Offices Aim to Enhance Service Experience
[New Era] Windhoek -Medscheme Namibia, medical administrators of Namibia Health Plan (NHP), last week unveiled new premises next to the Lady Pohamba Hospital in Kleine Kuppe, that will service its clients in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Egyptian Doctors Start Operations
[Namibian] Visiting Egyptian doctors will conduct operations at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital and the Windhoek Central Hospital from today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:UNFPA Donates Consignment of Contraceptives
[New Era] Windhoek -The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated contraceptives worth over N$7 million for the country's public health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:80% of Zambezi Households Have No Toilets - Report
[Namibian] A report released by the Namibia Intercensal Demographic Survey in 2016 shows that about 80% of households in the Zambezi region have no toilets, forcing residents to use the bush, riverbeds and fields to answer nature. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Family Planning Consignment Donated to Health Ministry
[Namibia Economist] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) donated family planning material to the Ministry of Health Ministry worth N$7.4 million to help rseduce the rampant increase of teenage pregnancies in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Oshakati Maternity Ward Gets a Theatre
[New Era] Oshakati -A new operating theatre at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital maternity ward will reduce complications for both delivering mothers and their unborn children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Global Fund Cuts Deepen Nation's Woes
[Namibian] The classification of Namibia as a middle-income country continues to haunt the country as the Global Fund has drastically reduced its funding for the next three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Stray Cats a Nuisance At Oshakati Hospital
[New Era] Ongwediva -Feral cats at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital have become a nuisance as they are in the habit of stealing patients' food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:City Explains Hospital Water Cut
[Namibian] The City of Windhoek yesterday advised that a lockable water system be installed to prevent a recurrence of the situation at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, where staff and patients had to endure three days without water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Confirms Congo Fever Case
[Namibian] A GOBABIS man is said to be in a stable condition after testing positive for symptoms of Congo fever at the Windhoek Central Hospital yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Poiyah Media to Empower Teens Through Public Talks
[New Era] Windhoek -Poiyah Media is inspiring young professionals by creating meaningful platforms for them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Confirms One Case of Congo Fever
[Namibian] A Gobabis man tested positive for Congo fever today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hospital Goes Three Days Without Water
[Namibian] The Katutura Intermediate Hospital has had no water from Saturday to yesterday, despite reported hepatitis E and cholera outbreaks in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hepatitis E Claims a Third Victim
[Namibian] HEPATITIS E has claimed its third victim, some two months since the disease outbreak was declared in Windhoek late last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:More Than 24,000 On ARVs in Khomas
[New Era] Windhoek -More than 24,000 people in the Khomas region are on the lifesaving Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ARV) HIV drug, Khomas Regional Council (KRC) chairperson, Rachel Jacob, has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Private Hospitals to Issue Birth Certificates
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has extended its birth registration office to private hospitals to ensure all births in the country are documented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Inspectors Deployed in Hepatitis-Hit Areas
[New Era] Windhoek -In an effort to contain the hepatitis E outbreak that erupted in the informal settlements of Havana, Hakahana, and Goreangab, the City of Windhoek has deployed 20 health inspectors to the affected areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:80 Pharmacists Scramble for One Govt Post
[Namibian] MORE than 80 pharmacists who completed their studies at the University of Namibia in 2017 and 2018 are scrambling for only one available post in the health ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia Reports First Cholera Case After Deadly Outbreak in Zambia Namibia Reports First Cholera Case After Deadly Outbreak in Zambia
A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighboring Zambia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Namibia reports first cholera case after deadly outbreak in Zambia
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - A 10-year old schoolboy has become the first person diagnosed with cholera in Namibia for four years, the health ministry said on Wednesday, raising fears of an outbreak similar to one that killed dozens last month in neighboring Zambia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:19 659 Men Circumcised in Khomas Since 2009
[Namibian] THE Khomas region has recorded 19 659 male circumcisions since 2009, said Khomas Regional Council chairperson Rachel Jacob on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:City to Spend N$32 Million On Hepatitis E Fight
[Namibian] WINDHOEK mayor Muesee Kazapua says the city has allocated N$32 million to fight the hepatitis E scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV Prevention Workshop Held for Offenders
[New Era] L üderitz -Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO)'s youth development officer Ivan Mueze recently conducted a week-long information-sharing workshop at the Lüderitz Correctional Facility, for offenders, in an effort to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Would London survive the impact of a blue whale dropped from space? | Notes and queries
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers ’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsThis question has been bothering me for some time. If a whale (specifically, theBalaenoptera musculus or blue whale, at 180 tonnes) was dropped from space (the outer limit of the Earth ’s atmosphere), what impact would it have on a city, compared to theHoba meteorite in Namibia, which weighs 60 tonnes? Would, say, London survive the whale?Isabel SwanContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Whales Space Life and style Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Fears As Cement Company Starts Blasting
[Namibian] ABOUT 30 Cleveland farmers outside Otjiwarongo town fear for their health if the blasting for limestone that started on the farm on Friday leads to the contamination of their only source of water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Woman Charged With Murder for Illegal Abortion At Walvis
[Namibian] A WOMAN was charged with murder for allegedly aborting a pregnancy of nine months at Walvis Bay on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hostels Health Hazards for Children
[Namibian] THE unpleasant smell of urine hits you as you enter the boys' hostel block at the Okaukuejo Combined School. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Upholding Medical Ethics Within the Ambit of Doctor-Patient Relationships
[New Era] The Hippocratic oath, the earliest expression of medical ethics in the western world, establishes principles of medical ethics which are of paramount importance in the world today. One such principle is the special position a doctor holds with regard to his/her patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Mobile Clinic Brings 'Smart Cut' to Erongo
[Namibian] THANKS to a donation by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States of America, a state-of-the-art mobile clinic used specifically for male circumcision, has enabled the ministry of health to take its delicate service literally to the doorstep of its customers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:UNDP, Health Ministry Light Up Rural Clinics
[Namibia Economist] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia collaborated with Global Fund and the Ministry of Health and Social Services on a UNDP global initiative called Solar 4 Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Havana Settlement Mostly Affected By Hepatitis E Outbreak
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed that 294 people have had clinical signs of Hepatitis E since its outbreak on 14 December 2017 in the Windhoek district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Adequate Sanitation Key in Curbing Hepatitis E
[New Era] Windhoek -The World Health Organisation (WHO)'s country representative, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses, yesterday said that the provision of adequate sanitation facilities and increasing access to safe water supply are key to curbing the outbreak and future prevention of hepatitis E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Not Enough Health Inspectors for Food Outlets
[New Era] Windhoek -The City of Windhoek is faced with a shortage of health inspectors and as a consequence food outlets are selling expired food to the public. "We do not have enough health inspectors to do inspections at each shop every day, but we are trying to visit each shop and business once a month," explained City of Windhoek (CoW) spokesperson Lydia Amutenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Woman With Hepatitis E Infection Thought Sickness Was Pregnancy
[New Era] Windhoek -Initially, 22-year-old Emilia Indongo thought she was pregnant when she started feeling dizzy, weak, nauseous and started vomiting on Christmas Eve. It was only after 10 days of medical tests, including pregnancy tests, that she was told she is infected with hepatitis E. In the weeks of medical tests a weak Indongo shuttled between her home and hospital, while enduring episodes of vomiting and lying helpless in her bed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Clean-Up Campaign At Keetmans State Hospital
[Namibian] A WEEK-LONG clean-up campaign will be conducted at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital from 29 January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Fifty-Nine New Cases of Hepatitis E Recorded
[New Era] Windhoek -In the last six days, health workers have recorded 59 new cases of hepatitis E of which three of the victims are in a critical condition in acute care, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Foreign-Trained Medical Graduates Attend Refresher Course
[New Era] Windhoek -Sixty-seven medical graduates and interns who were trained abroad on Saturday participated in a refresher course designed to introduce them to medical conditions common in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis E – Namibia
During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-ol...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Namibia:Ambulance Bicycles Help Improve Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Areas
[Namibia Economist] The Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia have raised over N$13,000 with their first crowd funding project for a solar electric bicycle ambulance project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia resumes poultry imports from Belgium
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has lifted a ban on poultry from Belgium after outbreaks of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the Western European country caused trade to be suspended in June, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia bans food imports from cholera-hit Zambia
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - The Namibian government has provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighboring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 60 lives so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:70 New Cases of Hepatitis E Virus in 4 Days
[New Era] Windhoek -Incidences of hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been steadily increasing across Havana and Goreangab informal settlements in Windhoek, with 70 new cases reported in four days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Bans Food Imports From Zambia
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The Namibian government has resolved to provisionally ban the importation of all perishable food, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighbouring Zambia - where there is a cholera outbreak that has claimed 66 lives - until further notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Zambian Food Import Ban Claims First Victims in Namibia
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The cholera outbreak in Zambia and the food import ban implemented by Namibia with effect from Monday this week means Namibian fish traders will not be allowed to import boxes of frozen fish from the north-eastern neighbouring country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news