Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Namibia: Woman Keeps Going Despite Paralysis
[Namibian] About seven years ago, Martha Campbell (47) started losing control of her body below her waist because of "TB of the spine", doctors told her. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Appeals for Help in HIV-Aids Fight
[Namibian] Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku has appealed to the private sector, especially those in healthcare, to contribute to eliminating HIV-Aids in the region and the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Donald Trump Said ‘Nambia’ When He Meant Namibia. Here Are 4 Things to Know About It
U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as “Nambia” Wednesday in a speech to African leaders at a luncheon in New York. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” Trump was heard saying—though the White House transcript of his remarks did make it clear that he meant Namibia. The gaffe inspired jokes and memes all day on Twitter, including direct comparisons with Trump’s infamous “covfefe” tweet of May this year. Located on the southwestern edge of the continent, Namibia is one of the world’s younger...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Namibia onetime Source Type: news

Trump Tells African Leaders His Friends Go There to ‘Get Rich.’ Awkward Silence Follows
U.S. President Donald Trump was met with silence from African leaders Wednesday when he tried to congratulate them for the economic progress the continent has made. “Africa has tremendous business potential. I’ve so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich,” Trump told them at a luncheon Wednesday in New York, according to CNBC. “I congratulate you. They’re spending a lot of money,” he said. Trump reportedly paused for laughter or applause, but none ensued. The suggestion that wealthy Americans might be trying to enrich themselves in Africa would have been a sensitive one...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Africa Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu's Sauyemwa Settlement Hosts Health Expo
[New Era] Rundu -Rundu's informal settlement of Sauyemwa hosted its first ever health expo over the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nurse With a Big Heart Helps Stranded Mother, Daughter
[Namibian] A nurse based at the DRC informal settlement clinic at Swakopmund did not only embrace the spirit of Florence Nightingale by taking the nursing vows, but has gone the extra mile to help a mother and daughter stranded at the coastal town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Health Must Be Part of Infrastructure Development'
[New Era] Aussenkehr -//Kharas regional director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services Barth Muntenda says the construction of health facilities should be core to any agreement between the regional council and private partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Reconstructing a Smile After Ameloblastoma
[Namibian] WHEN Windhoek-based doctor Panduleni Itula was approached by a 32-year-old mother of four with a facial deformity because of a tumour, he knew that he had to do something to bring back her smile. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Where Does the Money Go?' - Cancer Association Responds
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) is often asked the question by the public and sponsors, "Where does the money go?" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Vets On Call 24/7 After Cattle Abortions Hit Windhoek District
[New Era] Windhoek -Government and private veterinarians are working around the clock to identify the cause of hundreds of reported incidents of cattle abortions in the Windhoek district. The reports originate from various farms, with losses ranging from five to 45 and even 128 on certain farms. It is suspected the incidents of abortion are occuring more widely than reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Country to Continue Importing Poultry From South Africa
[Namibian] NAMIBIA will continue to import poultry products from South Africa despite reports of further spread of the H5N8 avian bird flu to the Western Cape over recent weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Faculty Not Badly Affected By Budget Cuts
[New Era] Windhoek -The dean of the University of Namibia (Unam)'s Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Peter Nyarango, has said phase three of the construction of the school Health Sciences campus has not been affected by the budget cuts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: The Dangers of E-Cigarettes/Vaping
[Namibia Economist] The tobacco industry remains pursuant in finding "grey areas" to infiltrate the market with "smart" and "healthier" ways to sell their products and promote smoking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Training On Indoor Spraying Starts in Zambezi
[Namibian] ABOUT 177 volunteers in the Zambezi region have started a two-week training course for indoor residual spraying that will help control and eliminate mosquitoes which transmit malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Shaduka Severely Ill in Prison
[Namibian] MURDER convict and former fugitive Lazarus Shaduka had to be taken to hospital this week after falling severely ill in prison. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Workshop On Fighting HIV Stigma Underway
[Namibian] A FOUR-DAY workshop is underway in the capital to address stigma and discrimination as barriers to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth Launch National Health Campaign
[Namibian] Ja Nel Senior Secondary School pupils on Thursday launched a national health campaign after completing a two-week special 'Unicamp' design. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Zimbabwean Nurses Face the Axe As the Law Changes
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwean health workers currently working in Namibia are at risk of losing their jobs after the Namibian authorities issued an order to suspend both the hiring of foreign nurses and renewal of expired contracts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Not Renewing Foreigners' Contracts
[Namibian] THE health ministry's permanent secretary, Andreas Mwoombola, yesterday said they will not appoint nor extend the contracts of foreign health professionals until Namibian graduates are accommodated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Namibia: Special Eyewear for Albinism Sufferers to Be Distributed
[Namibia Economist] The Albinism Sufferers Requiring Assistance (SINASRA) organisation will acquire and distribute special telescopic spectacles and sunglasses to the people affected by albinism all over the country, thanks to the contribution from the German Embassy in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Long-Overdue GMO Testing Laboratory to Be Established
[Namibia Economist] The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) is in the process of establishing a Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) testing laboratory to facilitate full implementation of Namibia's Biosafety Framework. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: High Teenage Pregnancy Rate Concerns Geingos
[New Era] Ongwediva -First Lady Monica Geingos is worried about teenage girls who seem more concerned about falling pregnant and less so about contracting HIV-AIDS, a disease for which there is no known cure. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Kunene Healthcare Delivery Improves
[Namibian] The director of health in Kunene region, Thomas Shapumba, has expressed happiness with the improved healthcare in his region after the release of the annual health report for 2016/2017 recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nature fights back: Elephant tramples big game hunter to death
(Natural News) An Argentinian hunter has recently been attacked and killed by an elephant at a private game farm in Namibia, PJ Media reported online. According to the report, Jose Monzalvez and four other trophy hunters traveled to the private game farm in pursuit of elephants. The report noted that the hunting party was tracking an elephant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Boss Warns Against Poor Data Collection
[Namibian] Health permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola has warned against collecting poor quality data for the Health Facility Census 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Educational Movie On TB Screens At Waiting Rooms
[New Era] Windhoek -In an effort to spread the message on tuberculosis to the broader public the Ministry of Health and Social Services, through district tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy coordinators, is screening the Lucky Specials feature film at waiting rooms of health facilities countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: EU Extends Funding for Maternity Waiting Home
[Namibian] Kunene region has the lowest proportion of pregnant women delivering in health facilities, according to the Demographic and Health Survey 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Rights Groups Welcome Zambia's Informed Consent Clarification
[Namibian] The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (Arasa) welcomed the clarification by Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambian Minister of health, during a live interview on 20 August, that the expansion of provider-initiated HIV testing and adoption of test-and-treat will be continued with due respect for the right to informed consent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Funds Opuwo Maternity Waiting Room
[Namibian] THE World Health Organisation (WHO) is funding the construction of a maternity waiting home at Opuwo which should be completed by the end of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China considers reviewing Namibian beef deal to ease restrictions
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - China is considering reviewing a beef import agreement with Namibia, the country's ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said on Tuesday, raising the possibility that restrictions could be eased. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia: Unam Students Glad Over Re-Opening of Wellness Centre
[New Era] The University of Namibia (Unam) closed its clinic at the main campus in Windhoek for renovations in August 2012, and five years later, the new student wellness centre which cost at least N$5.8 million opened last week. New Era's Alvine Kapitako spoke to students on how life was without a clinic and the difference now that there is a wellness centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Extension Workers Graduate At Omusati
[Namibian] THE World Health Organisation's new country representative Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses says community health extension programmes provide vital promotive and preventative health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ja Nel Learners to Launch Health Campaign to Raise Aspirations
[New Era] Windhoek -A group of Namibian high school children are preparing for a potentially life-changing two weeks at a special camp designed to raise their aspirations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namcor Makes Big Donations to Communties
[New Era] Windhoek -The national petroleum company, the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), has donated a bakery oven worth N$130 000 to Walvis Bay Sunshine Centre, and materials and equipment worth more than N$28 000 to an HIV support group in Kavango. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Namibia: Prefabricated Clinics Making a Difference in Communities
[New Era] Tsumeb -Before the establishment of the Tuberculosis (TB) Directly-Observed Treatment (DOT) center service delivery initiative, which became operational in Tsumeb's Kuvukiland informal settlement towards the end of July last year, patients had to walk long distances to the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: HIV Positive and Still Soldiering On
[New Era] Nyangana -Thirty-eight-year old Bernadette Nkore who lives in Shaghaya village in Nyangana district tested positive for HIV in 2007. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mental Illness Takes Centre Stage At National Theatre
[Namibia Economist] The Nut House, a play written and directed by Lloyd Wanini and will premiere on 18 August up until 19 at the NTN Backstage. The play Rated 'R' (only 18+) will focus on mental illness in the society. Tickets for the play can be purchased at Computicket. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Three in Isolation After Congo Fever Death
[Namibian] Three people, who were in close contact with a man who died of Congo fever on Wednesday, have been admitted to the Windhoek Central Hospital, and are being kept in isolation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pupils to Launch Health Campaign
[New Era] Windhoek -A group of high school children are preparing for a potentially life-changing two weeks at a special camp designed to raise their aspirations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Newcastle Disease Outbreak Is Fake News - Report
[New Era] Ongwediva -State veterinarian in Omusati Region Josephat Peter has dismissed reports of a second outbreak of Newcastle disease in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Zooming in On USAID HIV Clinical Technical Assistance
[Namibian] The USAID HIV clinical services technical assistance project (UTAP) is aimed at controlling the spread of the epidemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: More Support for Cancer Patients
[Namibian] The Cancer Association of Namibia (WO30), an incorporated association not for gain that is registered with the ministries of health and of trade and industry, has continuously strived for the betterment of the conditions related to the fight against and support for those afflicted by cancer in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: World Failed to Invest in Breastfeeding
[Namibian] No country in the world supports breastfeeding mothers like they should, according to a new report released last week by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Whites Reluctant to Participate in HIV Survey - Report
[Namibian] White Namibians are reluctant to participate in the first-ever Namibia population-based HIV impact assessment (Namphia) survey, project coordinator at the health ministry Karen Banda says. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Shortage of Health Professionals in Kavango
[New Era] Rundu -The two Kavango regions continue to experience a shortage of professionals to fill vacant positions in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 30,000 People Benefit From Nutrition Initiative
[New Era] Windhoek -For the past eleven years Namib Mills, the country's largest grain processing company, has been supporting 215 registered charity organisations throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Service Delivery Initiative Makes Huge Impact in Fight Against TB
[New Era] Tsumeb -In May this year, 46-year old Hendrich Khaibab was diagnosed with tuberculosis, an airborne disease. "I don't know how I got TB but when I would walk to work each morning I would feel pain in my chest and I decided to seek medical attention," said Khaibab, a first-time TB patient. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news