Covid super-mutant fears spread across Europe: Belgium has two confirmed cases
Restrictions will apply to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, European Commission spokesperson Eric Mamer said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know So Far About the New Variant of COVID-19 Raising Alarms Globally
A new variant of SARS-CoV-2 first reported in South Africa is raising alarms for health officials around the world, leading to fresh travel restrictions amid fears it could be resistant to existing vaccines. Researchers in South Africa conducting genetic analysis of COVID-19 virus cases determined that a new variant, B.1.1.529, had been found in cases in South Africa, Botswana, and a traveler who had traveled from South Africa to Hong Kong, the country’s health minister announced on Nov. 25. The following day, Belgian health officials reported the first case of the new variant discovered in Europe. That same day, the...
Source: TIME: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Passengers on last flights from South Africa before ban say there were 'no additional precautions'
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that flights from South Africa - as well as  Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe - will be suspended from midday today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel labels 7 African countries ‘red’ as new variant stokes worry
South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini added to list of countries from which foreigners are barred entry #southafrica #eswatini #lesotho #foreigners #variantstokes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Legacy of Love Riding for Victims of Covid-19
[Namibian] THE Legacy of Love cycling team will be riding in the Nedbank Desert Dash in December to raise money for families that have lost loved ones due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Reconafrica Avails U.S.$1 Million Towards Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign
[New Era] Canadian company ReconAfrica, which is conducting oil exploration activities in the Kavango East and West regions, recently donated N$15 million towards the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the two regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Helps to Launch Covid-19 Inequality Tracker
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has joined France and other countries in launching the Covid Global Accountability Platform (Covid GAP), which will hold the world accountable for inequalities during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hope for the Best, but Prepare for the Worst
[Namibian] We are midway through November, and today is the 322nd day of this calendar year, yet it feels like it was only yesterday that we welcomed the new year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia's Food and Fuel Nightmare
[Namibian] If food and fuel prices continue to rise at the current rate, many poor communities would face severe hunger and would not be able to afford transport, analysts warn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Funders Leave Haufiku, City High and Dry
[New Era] The emergency care unit that was approved by Windhoek municipal council to cater for contagious disease infected patients, including Covid-19, has been delayed due to a lack of funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Man Charged for Selling Fake Medicine
[New Era] A Namibian man made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of dealing in unregistered medicine to the value of N$657 800. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Fourth Covid-19 Wave to Hit Hard - Health Minister Haufiku
[New Era] Former health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku has warned the country is likely to face a "pandemic of the unvaccinated" if rising Covid-19 infections in Europe are anything to go by. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Connect-Africa App Helps Visually and Hearing Impaired
[New Era] Pelgrina Ndumba (34), who is visually impaired, and Ester Lumbu, (32), who is hearing-impaired, have developed a mobile and web application (app), called Connect-Africa, to help solve some ICT challenges they face with their disabilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ruling Party Politician Ekandjo Lashes Out At Gay Marriage, Abortion and Dagga
[Namibian] In a tirade in the National Assembly yesterday, Swapo parliamentarian Jerry Ekandjo lashed out at legalising same-sex marriages, abortion and dagga. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia Launch HIV Prevention Programme for Young Women and Girls
[The Herald] Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana have launched a regional programme that seeks to reduce the prevalence of HIV among adolescents, girls and young women in three districts across the SADC countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Vaccine Hesitancy Concerns Health Minister Shangula
[New Era] Health minister Kalumbi Shangula has expressed serious concern over Namibia's overall vaccination uptake, which he said has declined over the past few weeks, despite initiatives to increase it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Abortion in Spotlight At Coast
[Namibian] Many Walvis Bay residents who on Friday attended a public hearing on abortion at the town were opposed to fully legalising abortion in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Bank of Namibia Helps Health Ministry Fight Covid-19
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services received N$11 million worth of COVID-19 medical equipment from the Bank of Namibia (BoN) recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Aiming to Eliminate Malaria Through Eco-Friendly Preventive Strategies
[WHO-AFRO] Approximately 1,629,289 (64%) Namibians are at risk of contracting malaria. Malaria transmission is unstable, seasonal, characterized by outbreaks and concentrated in 7 endemic northern regions. The malaria transmission season typically begins in December and ends in May with the peak transmission months being April and May. The Ministry of Health and Social Services is conducting indoor residual house spraying (IRS) to reduce the malaria mosquito population responsible for transmission as one of several p (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Polio Surveillance in Namibia
[WHO-AFRO] Namibia was certified polio free since October 2008 and had continued routine and national immunization campaigns to maintain its polio free status. However, the country remains at high risk for vaccine derived polio viruses due to low detection of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases in the bordering regions which is used as an indicator to measure how sensitive the surveillance system is. In addition, there is high number of un and under vaccinated children along the Namibian- Angolan and Namibia-Zambia border (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Receives Ultrasound Machines From the Government of Japan
[WHO-AFRO] WHO with support from the Government of Japan donated 16 Portable Ultrasound Machines worth N$ 801,843.00 to the Ministry of Health and Social Services 25 October 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Erongo Vaccination Rate 'Worrying'
[Namibian] ERONGO governor Neville Andre on Tuesday said it was worrying that only 19% of the intended 121 000 people in the region targeted for vaccinations have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HIV Prevention Program Eligibility Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Namibia, 2019
This report describes HIV risk among girls and young women in Namibia. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 10, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adolescent Health Global HIV/AIDS MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Youth Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Oyo to Share Their Vision of Traveling and of the Lock-Down During 10-Day Workshop
[Namibia Economist] The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Dance Troupe will share their vision of travelling and of the lock-down during a 10-day workshop with French Dancer Krees. They will explore a new dance vocabulary and open doors for audiences to reflect on the new meaning of movement during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pent Series Hailed As Huge Success
[New Era] Netball Namibia (NN) vice president Rebekka /Goagoses has hailed the just-concluded Debmarine Pent Series Netball Tournament as a huge success, saying the quality of netball speaks to how the five-day competition has matured. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Newborn Baby Girl Dumped At Ondangwa
[Namibian] A newborn baby girl was found in the bushes on Friday at Ondangwa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 8, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Takes Bite Out of Diamond Firm's Profit
[New Era] Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) full year profit after tax amounts to N$13.3 million, which is down by 86% from the prior year's N$95.2 million. The company's performance from the sale of rough diamonds amounts to a profit after tax of N$44.2 million, mainly as a result of the state of the diamond market in times of the Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Local Doctors Restore Sight of 350
[New Era] Oniipa -- It was a joyous event at the Onandjokwe state hospital as three Namibian doctors restored the sight of 350 citizens last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ohangwena Targets 164,000 in Vaccination Drive
[New Era] The Ohangwena region, which has only vaccinated a little over 22 000 people against Covid-19, has set itself an ambitious target of vaccinating at least 164 102 inhabitants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Prostate Cancer Remains the Most Reported Form of Cancer Among Men Locally'
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) launched its annual November awareness and education campaign on 1 November to create awareness on men's health and prostate cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Authentication Platform of Covid-19 Test Results to Scrap Counterfeit Test Results
[Namibia Economist] The African Union and Africa Centers for Disease Control Trusted Travel System for the verification of COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates was launched on Monday, by the Health Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Family Given Wrong Body to Bury
[Namibian] Andrea Burtze was just starting to come to terms with her aunt's death from Covid-19 when she received a chilling phone call. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Dentists Urged to Keep Serving PSEMAS Members
[New Era] The finance ministry on Friday said it takes issues raised by the Namibia Dental Association seriously, and is thus working determinedly to ensure government medical aid reform is delivered within set timeframes. The ministry, therefore, encouraged healthcare service providers to continue offering services to Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) members at the current rate while the reform process is being concluded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Seal Factory Deemed Health Hazard
[New Era] Walvis Bay -- The local shareholder of the Seal Products factory at Henties Bay, Gabriel Uahengo, has appealed to the fisheries ministry to step in and address the situation at the factory before international animal rights groups put Namibia in the spotlight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The availability of psychological support following road travel injuries in Namibia: a qualitative study [conference abstract] - Chatukuta M.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry to Sort Out Fleet Stats
[New Era] A verification process is currently underway within the ministry of health to resolve anomalies in the fleet of cars owned by the ministry. Recently auditor general Junias Kandjeke said at least 229 vehicles belonging to the ministry could not be accounted for. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Road traffic injuries in Namibia: health services, public health and the motor vehicle accident fund [conference abstract] - Chatukuta M.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Namibia: Angola and Namibia Analyse Joint Border Security
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Joint Angola-Namibia Defence and Security Commission is due to start this Tuesday in the Namibian city of Swakopmund the meeting of experts, in preparation for the ministerial session set for next Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Campaign to Vaccinate 65 000 in Zambezi
[New Era] Marythar Kambinda (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Fmd Vaccination Going Smoothly in Zambezi
[New Era] John Muyamba (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Dentists Saga - Ministry Pleads for More Time
[New Era] The finance ministry wants more time to respond to the Namibian Dental Association in order to address outdated fees for dentists contracted to the Public Service Medical Aid Scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Japan Helps to Improve Maternal Care Capacity
[New Era] The health ministry has received US$270 000 (about N$4 million) from the Japanese government to improve and increase the uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on essential services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibian Agronomic Board Promotes Sale of Local Produce
[Namibian] The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has embarked on an initiative to promote the sale of locally produced fruits and vegetables. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Workers Union Wants National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia to Be Liable for Jabs
[Namibian] The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) wants the national petroleum company to be held fully responsible for their employees who agree to be vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Central Bank Extends Covid-19 Relief Programme
[Namibian] THE Bank of Namibia has decided to keep the Covid-19 relief measures introduced last year, such as loan repayment breaks, until 2023 to allow economic stability and the possibility of a gradual return to growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 14 500 Workers Lose Their Jobs
[Namibian] MORE than 14 500 workers were retrenched between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2021 due to the struggling Namibian economy and the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Agriculture Minister Schlettwein Endorses Scrapping Land Tax for Farmers
[New Era] Agricultural minister Calle Schlettwein has requested for 100% land tax relief for the financial year 2019/2020 to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 on the agricultural sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Sputnik Fallout - Haufiku Decries Lack of Information
[New Era] Former health minister Dr Bernhard Haufiku has bemoaned the weak link between health authorities, medical scientists and the public over the safety of Covid-19 vaccines administered in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Church Calls for Referendum On Abortion
[New Era] The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) has suggested government hold a referendum over the contentious issue of abortion. Reverend Dolly Nengushe, who is the executive chairperson of the ACCN board of trustees, believes the process of a referendum will help gauge the views of all parties involved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Namcor Staff Given Until 19 November to Get Vaccinated
[Namibian] THE national petroleum company has given its employees until 19 November to get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news