Namibia: //Kharas Police Issue 119 Warnings to Covid-19 Rule Breakers
[Namibian] THE police in the //Kharas region have issued 119 warning notices to people found to have contravened the Covid-19 regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 - Namibia to Get AU Vaccines
[Namibian] NAMIBIA will soon receive an additional consignment of Covid-19 vaccines procured for all 54 African countries through a partnership between the African Union (AU) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Amushelelo an Agent of Chaos - Nangombe
[Namibian] CLAIMS made by forex fraud accused Michael Amushelelo about patients in state hospitals receiving the coronavirus vaccine and then dying have been rubbished by the health ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Refuses to Bear Truckers' Testing Alone
[Namibian] Trade has almost come to a standstill last week as Botswana protested footing the bill for cross-border transporters' Covid-19 testing alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Curfew Cripples Service Stations
[Namibian] The restriction on service stations to operate for 17 hours a day only has wiped out around 50% of their business, operators say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Development Bank to Offer Covid-19 Relief Loan
[Namibian] SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) of a year and older will next week be able to apply for bridging capital from the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Brave Warriors Jet Off to Cameroon for African Nations Championship Finals
[Namibia Economist] Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria Thursday revealed the 28 Brave Warriors for the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) Finals in Cameroon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Development Bank to Kick Off Covid-19 Business Relief Loans Next Week
[Namibia Economist] The Development Bank of Namibia's (Dbn) Covid-19 business relief loans which will provide finance equivalent to three months up to a maximum of six months working capital for enterprises affected by COVID-19, will kick off on 18 January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Receives Additional Funding for Covid Data Analysts and Public Health Specialists
[Namibia Economist] The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has extended its support to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to employee 11 data clerks and four public health specialists for an additional month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Hits Culture Sector Even Harder Than Expected - Unesco
[Namibia Economist] The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Stocks Low
[Namibian] The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) is facing a severe shortage of blood to supply all hospitals countrywide for emergency services because of the current Covid-19 restrictions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: The Show Is Not Over Yet
[Namibian] More rules and regulations, lockdown extensions and strategies are being put in place by countries across the globe, to minimise the fallout from Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Covid-19 Second Wave Ravages Southern Africa
[Daily Maverick] Over the past few weeks, authorities in southern Africa have systematically reintroduced lockdown measures amid the second wave of Covid-19. This is after a worrying resurgence of cases in several countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Records 105 Covid Deaths in Six Weeks
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has recorded 105 deaths in a space of six weeks following a spike in coronavirus cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu Hospital Bans Visitors
[Namibian] THE Rundu Intermediate Hospital has banned patients from receiving visitors as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Athletics Camp Continues Despite Obstacles
[Namibian] Despite restrictions due to Covid-19 and a dearth of sponsors, the Quinton Steele Botes Athletics Coaching Course was once again successfully staged in Windhoek last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Soweto Clinic Staff On Lunch As Patients Wait
[Namibian] Patients awaiting treatment at the Katutura Health Centre in Soweto, Windhoek, say they are fed up with the clinic staff going on lunch while they wait for service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Schools to Reopen Late in January As Second Covid-19 Wave Hits
[Namibia Economist] Face-to-face learning at all schools is expected to commence on 26 January, the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Hon Anna Nghipondoka announced this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Country Records 13 Covid-19 Related Deaths in 24 hrs
[Namibia Economist] The Health Minister Hon Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday 6 January announced 13 new COVID-19 deaths, as the country's COVID-19 cases continue to surge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Confusion About Testing for Covid-19 Variant
[Namibian] MINISTER of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula says Namibia has not yet established whether it will explore testing for the new variant of the novel coronavirus despite the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saying the country has already started working with partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Strains Hospitals
[Namibian] PRIVATE hospitals are getting overwhelmed with the rising Covid-19 cases while state hospitals are still accommodating patients as pressure mounts on the health delivery system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak Detected At Olukonda
[Namibian] The ministry of agriculture, water and land reform has declared the Olukonda constituency in Oshikoto region an infected area after foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was detected at the Onamulunga crush pen in the area on 28 December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Teachers' Union Wants Manageable School Term
[Namibian] The minister of education, arts and culture is currently consulting with stakeholders to ensure that schools reopen smoothly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alarm sounds as exploratory drilling for oil begins in northern Namibia: wildlife-rich Okavango Delta would be affected by Canadian oil...
On December 21, Reconnaissance Energy Africa (Recon Africa) announced that it had begun exploratory drilling for oil and gas in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Justice Copes Through a Pandemic Year
[Namibian] The first year of the novel coronavirus pandemic tested people and institutions the world over - sometimes to the limit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Holidays in the Time of Covid-19
[Namibian] NAMIBIANS "lived through AIDS for all these decades ... nothing [not Covid-19] is going to scare us" off celebrating. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 6 000 Namibians Join Private Medical Aid Schemes in 2019
[Namibian] FOR the first time in five years private medical aid schemes in Namibia have grown by more than 3% in terms of new beneficiaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covax Plans Global Rollout of Vaccine Starting in First Quarter of 2021
[Namibia Economist] According to the World Health Organisation, the COVAX Facility, a global initiative that aims to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, plans for the first deliveries of vaccines in the first quarter of 2021, with the first tranche of doses delivered in the first half of 2021 to all participating economies, including Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Academic Joins Malaria Fight
[Namibian] MALARIA has been a disease that Namibia has been fighting for decades, and many initiatives have been implemented to eradicate it in regions that are most hit, especially in the northern and north-eastern parts of Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: 200 Border Officials Live in Squalor
[Namibian] Leaking drains, broken toilets and green, smelly sewage water. These are the conditions officials at the Omahenene border post live in. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Number of Covid-19 Cases Among Healthcare Workers Worrisome - Minister
[Namibia Economist] The cumulative number of infections among healthcare workers now stands at 702, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula said Wednesday, adding that the ministry is investigating the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Cases Continue to Rise - Second Wave Results in Spike of Infections
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services on Wednesday recorded a total of 363 new COVID-19 positive cases, an official announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Tighten Covid-19 Rules
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob is set to announce a new raft of regulations today to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but a lockdown is unlikely to be introduced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coast Fears Second Wave Ahead of Holiday
[Namibian] COASTAL residents usually prepare to head to the beaches and recreational parks with friends and family from other towns over the festive season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New Study Shows Decline in Funding for HIV-Related Human Rights Work
[New Era] As the world marked International Human Rights Day on 10 December under the Covid-19 related theme "Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights", a study by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) showed a steady decline in funding for social enablers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Second Covid Wave Fears Grow
[New Era] Namibians were grappling yesterday with fears of a second Covid-19 wave similar to the one experienced in neighbouring South Africa after 301 new infections were recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Prepares for Covid Vaccine
[Namibian] Ministry of health and social Services Kalumbi Shangula has established a technical team to implement the requirements for the storage, transport and distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Security Plan Needs N$570m
[New Era] Namibia will require nearly N$576.3 million over five years to implement the National Action Plan for Health Security Plan (NAPHS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nujoma in Hospital With Coronavirus
[Namibian] JUST IN: Founding president Sam Nujoma has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, president Hage Geingob has announced on his official Facebook page. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Time for Namibia to Produce Hydrogen - Jarrett
[New Era] With the undeniable impacts of Covid-19 and the need for clean and sustainable energy sources, hydrogen is becoming more and more relevant. According to David Jarrett, managing consultant at RDJ Consulting, hydrogen is vital in transportation fuel, as raw material for chemical and industrial processes, as a power generation option and as energy storage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Funding for Local HIV/Aids Programmes Continues to Decline - Official
[Namibia Economist] The funding for HIV and AIDS programmes continues to decline despite significant reductions in new infections and AIDS-related deaths, especially in those regions that have been classified as hardest hit, a government official said Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Statement by Minister of Health Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on the Covid-19 National Response Under the New Approach Post the State Of Emergency
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- 1.One of the central tenets of Namibia's strategy and approach in our National COVID-19 response and preparedness has been and continues to be regular engagement, information sharing and awareness creation so that the public is informed at all material time about the activities on the response front. In this regarding, our Government, at the highest level has created platforms, including Media Briefing Sessions, moderated and chaired by His Excellency, the President. To date, 19 such Briefing Session (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Statement by President Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 20th COVID19 National Update
[Government of Namibia] Fellow Namibians, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob to Brief the Nation Over Covid-19
[New Era] President Hage Geingob will today at 15h00 brief the nation on government's new Covid-19 response amid a spike in new infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Male Circumcision Vital to HIV Prevention Strategy
[New Era] Rundu -- Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of Namibia's HIV prevention strategy and has thus called upon men to get a "smart cut" in order to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu Gets N$53m Maternity Ward
[New Era] Rundu -- The long-awaited refurbishment of the maternity ward at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital has finally been completed after construction started six years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Mine Supports Efforts to Fight Covid-19
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -- //Kharas governor Aletha Frederick says port health services play an important role in the prevention (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Embassy Supports Public Health Sector to Covid-19 Fight
[Namibia Economist] The US Embassy is supporting 24 new public health jobs at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to continue the fight on COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Growing Disregard of Virus Rules Concerns Shangula
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has expressed concern about the growing disregard for the Covid-19 regulations and protocols. There has been an evident disregard of Covid-19 regulations and protocols as political campaigns intensified in the last couple of weeks ahead of tomorrow's regional council and local authority elections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Relief Fund for the Arts Benefits 143 Individuals, 42 Organisations and 51 Groups
[Namibia Economist] The temporary project based relief fund to support the cultural and creative industries managed to benefit 143 individuals, 42 organisations and 51 groups across the country since it was launched in June. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news