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

Namibia: UNFPA Donates Hygiene Kits for Hepatitis E Fight
[New Era] Windhoek -The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) donated 1 600 hygiene kits worth over N$500 000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, as part of efforts to combat the persisting hepatitis E outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Boost for Namibia Prison Health
[New Era] WINDHOEK - New medical equipment worth N$550 000 donated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) is indicative of collaborative efforts tailored towards improving the health of Namibian prison inmates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New Dumpsite for Katima a 'Health Hazard'
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The new temporary dumpsite being used by the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC) has raised eyebrows at the north eastern town, with many residents considering it a health hazard due to its proximity to residential areas and its lack of an environmental clearance certificate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: SA in Talks to Re-Open Markets After Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak
[New Era] Bekezela Phakathi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Care Centre Needs Donations
[Namibian] Ob of eight doctors at the Dr A Bernard May Cancer Care Centre, Annelle Zietsman, yesterday said little things matter when she spoke about the care centre's dire need for donations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Ambassador Inspires Young Women
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson recently inspired young women to realise their full potential through the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free Mentored and Safe (Dreams) project, an evidence-based programme intended to reduce new HIV infections among teens and young women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Unam Vet School Undergoes Accreditation Audit
[New Era] Windhoek -The Veterinary Council of Namibia is expected to conduct an audit towards the end of this year to determine whether the University of Namibia's School of Veterinary has complied with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) requirements as well as Namibian health legislation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Call for Action On Early Cancer Detection
[New Era] Windhoek -As Namibia and the rest of the world observe World Cancer Day today, there is an urgent need for action to increase early-stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients' chances of survival, Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) CEO Rolf Hansen said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WVU researcher unearths an ice age in the African desert
(West Virginia University) A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by West Virginia University geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: Stigma in Villages a Barrier to Cancer Diagnosis
[New Era] Windhoek -The CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) Rolf Hansen says much needs to be done to break the stigma on cancer, particularly in rural areas where it is taboo to speak about the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shortage of Drugs, Pharmaceutical Products Persist
[New Era] Windhoek -Patients seeking medicine at state hospitals continue to complain of a shortage of medicines and pharmaceutical supplies, which often results in them purchasing these supplies at private pharmacies. New Era was told of various incidences where patients are told to buy catheters, syringes and various medicines for various ailments at private pharmacies because they are out of stock at state pharmacies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geographic Tongue Syndrome Unveiled
[Namibian] ISABELLA Kangootui started noticing early on that her daughter could not eat certain types of food such as peanuts, bananas, pineapples and some sweets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Outlets Run Dry As Meat Ban Impacts Local Markets
[New Era] Namibian retailers and food outlets relying on imported prime meat cuts from South Africa are feeling the pinch of the ban on meat exports to neighbouring countries due to the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) earlier this month in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Medical Graduates Sue to Stop Exam
[Namibian] A GROUP of foreign-educated medical graduates who wanted the High Court to stop a pre-internship evaluation of their knowledge and skills from proceeding today have received a month-long reprieve, after the exam was postponed to February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Lessons From Namibia On Curbing the Spread of Foot and Mouth Disease
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is in the middle of a severe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Although it's not harmful to humans, it causes mouth ulcers and foot lesions in hoofed animals such as cattle, goats and camels, making them lame. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Passports Shortages Persist
[Namibian] Patients in most parts of the country are being asked to bring notebooks, or else their medical records will be written on pieces of paper as state hospitals continue to grapple with a shortage of health passports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Gesami-Steytler Becomes First Paediatric Oncologist
[Namibian] DOCTOR Lilian Gesami-Steytler has become Namibia's first paediatric oncologist at the Namibia Oncology Centre in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Paediatric Oncologist for Namibia
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Oncology Centre (NOC) recently welcomed to its team the first paediatric oncologist in Namibia who recently graduated with a sub-specialist certificate in medical oncology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Dr. Lillian Gesami-Steytler - Namibia's First Paediatric Oncologist
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Oncology Centre (NOC) recently welcomed to its team the first paediatric oncologist in Namibia who recently graduated with a sub-specialist certificate in medical oncology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Codeine Addict's Mother Welcomes New Syrup Restrictions
[New Era] Swakopmund -Lizelle van Wyk, a single mother of three from Walvis Bay, says that addiction to the cough syrup codeine is real as her 16-year-old son is currently battling to rid himself of the habit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak Poses Namibia With Daunting Task
[New Era] Windhoek -The suspension of import and in-transit movement of cloven-hoofed animals or their products from South Africa due to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in that country will hit Namibia's already struggling dairy industry hard, while significant strain on the beef, pork and mutton markets cannot be ruled out. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Restrictions On Codeine Medicines Take Effect
[Namibian] Medicines containing codeine will now require a doctor's prescription, says health permanent secretary Ben Nangombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 238 Foreign-Trained Doctors Fail Statutory Exam
[New Era] Only two out of 240 foreign-trained medical and dental graduates who sat for the Medical and Dental Councils board examinations in November passed the first part of the examination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Foot-and-Mouth Disease Won't Affect Namibia'
[Namibian] Namibia's Meat Board said the current foot-and-mouth outbreak in the Limpopo province of South Africa will not affect Namibia because most meat products In Namibia come from the local market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia suspends meat imports from South Africa over foot and mouth disease
Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news