Namibia: Medipark Joins Congo Fever Fight
[Namibian] THE Ongwediva Medipark private hospital has joined the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in a partnership to fight the outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region through a donation of medical equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Drought Linked to Congo Fever Outbreak
[New Era] ONGWEDIVA - The ongoing drought which is causing displeasure of animal movement in the country could be the cause of the recently reported outbreak of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Oshikoto Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 4 Suspected Congo Fever Cases
[Namibian] FOUR more people from different parts of the country are suspected to have Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), with their results still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Treated for Congo Fever
[Namibian] A 54-YEAR-OLD woman who was diagnosed with Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region is receiving barrier nursing care, says health executive director Ben Nangombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Don't Take Chances - Namibians Urged On HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibians have been urged to adhere to safe practices to prevent new HIV infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why can't we all get along (like Namibia's pastoralists and wildlife?)
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Scientists interviewed pastoralists in Namibia's Namib Desert to see how they felt about conflicts with wildlife, which can include lions and cheetahs preying on livestock and elephants and zebras eating crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: A Nightmare Called Endometriosis
[Namibian] IT IS rare for women to talk about menstruation or the pain they endure during those few days of every month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Care Providers to Be Trained On GBV
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), will train health care providers to effectively assist victims and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Strengthen Its Occupational Health Laws
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has drafted a national occupational safety and health policy, which will be launched soon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination
[allAfrica] Katwitwi, Namibia -Namibia was not on the list of six African countries identified by the World Health Organization as having the potential to become malaria-free within the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. CDC Commits N$24.4m to Health Ministry for HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -The U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced funding of N$24.4 million towards the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the period of April to September this year to fight the HIV/Aids epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Dies From Traditional Healer's Herbal Prescription
[New Era] Windhoek -A 42-year-old woman, who allegedly consulted a traditional doctor after suffering from headache, died after she was given traditional herbs to drink. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Universal Healthcare Is Possible - Shangula
[Namibian] The minister was speaking during the commemoration of World Health Day at the UN Plaza in Katutura yesterday, where he said on the other hand, unsafe and low-quality healthcare ruined lives and was costly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Healthcare Providers Receive 'Screen and Treat' Training
[New Era] The ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, presented certificates of completion to healthcare providers from the Khomas Region on March 29. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Moving Towards Malaria Elimination in Namibia
The objective of the project in Namibia is to assess the effectiveness (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Military Hospital Stalled Again
[Namibian] THE construction of a general military referral hospital will not receive funding from the Ministry of Defence for the third year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Healthcare Providers Trained to 'Screen and Treat'
[Namibian] AS ITS answer to the global call for action to eradicate cervical cancer, Namibia has trained 20 healthcare providers in the 'screen and treat' procedure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Extends Methealth Psemas Contract
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Finance has extended its medical aid scheme administration contract with MetHealth Namibia Administrators to 31 March 2020, minister Calle Schlettwein says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Calls On the Youth to Volunteer At Katutura Hospital
[Namibian] THE Society for Family Health, in partnership with the Katutura State Hospital, want 78 young volunteers who can work in various positions at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Swapo MPs Block Motion On Foreign-Trained Doctors
[Namibian] SWAPO members of parliament this week blocked a motion to investigate issues surrounding the much-talked-about foreign-trained medical graduates whose qualifications cannot be authenticated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health, Education Top Youth's Budget Wish List
[New Era] Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein is tabling the 2018/2019 national budget in the National Assembly this afternoon. Some youths weigh in what they think the government should spend more on this financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC to Avail U.S.$500,000 to Countries Ravaged By Cyclone Idai
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in response to the devastation caused by the recent tropical Cyclone Idai has contributed a total of US$500,000 to assist the countries affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Impounded Pills Are Antibiotics for HIV Patients
[Namibian] Health executive director Ben Nangombe last week said the drugs that were impounded by customs officials at the Walvis Bay port over the past seven months are antibiotics which are also used by HIV patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Customs Still Hold Onto ARVs
[Namibian] THE fate of the antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) confiscated by customs in September last year is still unknown while Namibians living positively with HIV have to take substitute medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shangula Chronicles Country's Success in Healthcare
[New Era] Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula last week in Parliament put a spotlight on the country's achievements in the health sector, saying that the ministry has made remarkable strides over the year in achieving health and social well-being of the Namibian people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mental Patient Escapes From Ward, Evades Gunshots
[New Era] Omuthiya -A truck driver who was parked in town along the Omuthiya main road fired warning shots to restrain a mentally challenged male patient who tried to board onto his truck after the mental patient escaped from under the noses of nurses from a hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Poverty Eradication Ministry Apologises for Food Parcel Delays
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare on Tuesday apologised for the delay in the distribution of its food bank parcels to beneficiaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Five New Hepatitis E Cases in Erongo
[Namibian] THE Municipality of Walvis Bay yesterday announced a hepatitis E "outbreak" at the town after five cases were confirmed last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No More Coffee, Tea for Patients in Namibia's Public Hospitals
[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday explained the partial suspension of serving of tea and coffee to patients in state hospitals, saying the exercise did not serve its intended purpose. "It was identified that the tea and coffee which are served at 10h00, 15h00 and 19h00 a day, which actually carried a significant financial cost, are not really used for the purposes they were intended for and therefore it should be suspended," he told lawmakers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Guinea Worms Detected in Omusati
[New Era] Ongwediva -The World Health Organisation (WHO) team that was dispatched to Omusati Region has concluded that there were no guinea worms in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Non-Communicable Diseases Among Main Killers in Namibia
[New Era] Omuthiya -Non-communicable diseases are on the increase and remain one of the leading causes of death in the country, says the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Food Bank to Be Rolled Out Nationally By June
[Namibian] THE food bank will be rolled out to all 14 regions of the country by June this year, poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta said in Windhoek last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Omaruru Mother Blames Hospital for Baby's Death
[Namibian] A 19-YEAR-OLD woman from Omaruru who was in labour for nearly 36 hours before giving birth to a baby who died shortly afterwards has accused medical staff of negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth Uses Sport to Preach Voluntary Circumcision
[New Era] Rundu -A young man is combining his love for sport and activism to raise awareness on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) in the Kavango East and West regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S.$15,8 Million Spent On Foreign-Trained Medical Graduates
[Namibian] Higher education deputy minister Becky Ndjoze-Ojo says the government spent over N$230 million in the past five years on foreign-trained medical students whose qualifications "cannot be authenticated". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Rare Disease Patients Need Support
[New Era] There is a need to create awareness and on the extent of psychological and financial support to people suffering from rare diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Calls for Special Attention On Diabetes and Cancer
[New Era] Windhoek -The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses says the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension requires special attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: USAID Provides N$240 Million for HIV Prevention
[Namibian] THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given N$240 million towards a programme that seeks to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Bird Flu Continues to Wipe Out Penguins
[Namibian] HIGHLY pathogenic avian influenza continues to wipe out penguins at the Halifax Island beach near L üderitz. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Strengthening Surveillance for Guinea Worm Disease in Northern Namibia
[WHO] A case of Guinea worm disease (GWD) was confirmed in Angola in June 2018. The case, an eight-year girl, hails from the Cunene Province in Angola, which borders Ohangwena and Omusati Regions in Namibia. In response, Angolan authorities, with WHO support, carried out further case searches in three southern provinces of the country, including Cunene. During the exercise, a suspected case was detected who, at the time of her illness, had travelled to Engela in Ohangwena Region for a wedding and was treated at (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: The Burden of HIV On Health Budget
[New Era] Windhoek -Infectious and parasitic diseases including HIV/AIDS received the highest allocation of funds taking up 23 percent of the total health expenditure in the 2015/2016 financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Lack of Info Compounds Spread of Hepatitis E
[New Era] Outapi -While measures are in place to control the spread of hepatitis E, research done by the University of Namibia (Unam) in collaboration with UK-based Cardiff University in Omusati Region have proven preventative information has not reached everyone in the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Probes Possible Guinea Worms in Omusati
[New Era] Outapi -Following the detection of Guinea worms in southern Angola the World Health Organization (WHO) is in the Omusati Region to sensitise the community and detect, if any, unnoticed Guinea worm cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: More Funding for Non-Communicable Diseases Required - Minister
[Namibia Economist] The country's disease burden is gradually transitioning from communicable to non-communicable diseases (NCD) and this trend is reflected in the shares of health expenditure, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Army Worm Outbreak Hits Zambezi Farmers Hard
[Namibian] THE outbreak of the fall army worm, which destroyed about 100 hectares of crops in the Zambezi region, has left many small- scale farmers in dismay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Hospitals Benefit the Most From Health Spending
[New Era] Windhoek -Government hospitals consumed the single greatest portion of the total health expenditure with 29 percent in 2015/2016 financial year and 34 the following year, according to a report availed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hand Washing Helps Contain Hepatitis E
[New Era] Ongwediva -The Director of Health in Omusati Region, Alfons Amoomo has appealed to stakeholders to fully embrace the 'wash your hands' campaign as a Hepatitis E control measure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 14 000 Circumcised in Zambezi Region
[Namibian] Zambezi regional health director Agnes Mwilima says since the implementation of the voluntary medical male circumcision programme in 2010, they have circumcised 14 043 men in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Decriminalise Baby Dumping
[Namibian] The government, through the ministry of gender equality, has decriminalised baby dumping to allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborn babies at safe places without the risk of prosecution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Association Receives 100 Thermometers From Erongomed
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia's CHICA (Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia) programme received 100 thermometers from Erongomed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news