Namibia: UNAIDS Executive Byanyima Visits Windhoek's Hakahana Clinic
[Namibia Economist] The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima, recently paid a visit to beneficiaries of the U.S.-funded DREAMS project in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Behind the Walls of the Windhoek Mental Health Centre
[Namibian] News - National | 2021-04-14 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid Kills 146 in Six Weeks
[Namibian] COVID-19 has killed 146 people in Namibia in the past six weeks, which does not include yesterday's five deaths recorded at the start of the new week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ondangwa Referral Hospital Still On the Cards
[New Era] The health ministry has allocated N$1.3 million earmarked to compensate homestead owners at Ondangwa in order to pave way for the development of a state-of-the-art 1 000-bed referral hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob Decries 'Vaccine Apartheid' in World Health Day Remarks at WHO Briefing
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- Excellencies, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Screening Drive to Hit the North
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) has announced the dates for their next National Cancer Outreach Programme which will be held in the central north of the country next week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: TB Campaign Boosts Preventive Therapy
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services launched the Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy (TPT) campaign under the theme 'Where is my TPT?'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Lets Build a Fairer and Healthier World for Everyone - WHO
[Namibia Economist] For the World Health Day commemorated on 7 April the World Health Organization (WHO) issued five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Endometriosis and Infertility
[Namibian] INFERTILITY activist Helena Mootseng wanted to conceive in her mid 20s. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob Blasts 'Covid Apartheid'
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has told the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Namibia feels excluded by the Covax facility, labelling this "Covid apartheid". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meet 7 Health Workers Who Are Changing the Way We Approach Global Health Beyond the Pandemic
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalApril 06, 2021Health workers know better than anyone what they need to be safe on the job. They know what it takes to be prepared for coronavirus cases as they come in the door. To end the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent future disease outbreaks, and to keep essential services running and available for their communities.During World Health Worker Week 2021, we’re amplifying their voices and recommendations on how we can better support and protect health workers—now and for the long haul.Meet seven health workers and leaders who are telling us what’s essential t...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Health Workers Source Type: news

Namibia: Domestic Savings Up Amid Pandemic
[New Era] Namibia's total domestic savings as a ratio of GDP is estimated to have increased to 18.5% in 2020, from 11.9% in the preceding year, despite some significant dissaving by the government. This is according to the Bank of Namibia (BoN) annual report for 2020, launched last week, which indicated that national savings are critical in any economy as they contribute to investment funding, which in turn stimulates economic growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ongwediva Trade Fair to Be Held Virtually
[New Era] Ongwediva -- Due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, the Ongwediva Town Council will this year host its 20th annual trade fair virtually between 26 and 31 August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Oshakati Abusive Nurses Removed From Patient Care
[New Era] Ongwediva -- The Ministry of Health and Social Services will investigate the conduct of nurses who have mistreated and assaulted an elderly patient at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on 28 March 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Be Wary Against Rain-Induced Livestock Diseases
[New Era] It is important to treat livestock diseases immediately that occur during the rainy season, as prolonging such treatment could be detrimental to the animal?s health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: The Impact of Covid-19 On Namibian Businesses
[Namibian] THE DATE 17 MARCH 2020 will perhaps be remembered by many business owners as their darkest day yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: The Joys and Fears of Being a Midwife
[Namibian] "It is such a rewarding feeling to see a new life arriving." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Drought, Covid-19 Hit Sheep Farmers Hard
[Namibian] THE Namibian Swakara industry has experienced major production losses for the past three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: India Warns Against Delaying Vaccination Rollout
[New Era] The Indian High Commission in Namibia has advised government to start rolling out the donated Covishield Covid-19 vaccine due to its limited shelf life. The high commission's head of chancery, Vipul Bawa, said the Indian government would like to see the Covishield vaccine being used in Namibia soonest rather than later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Found Dumped At Walvis Bay
[Namibian] A HUMAN foetus in about the seventh month of its development was discovered in a rubbish bin at Walvis Bay on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Global Technology Governance Can Succeed With the Right Cooperation
[Namibia Economist] Technology is central to modern life and will play a crucial role in helping the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Faces Long Wait for Procured Vaccines
[New Era] A decision by India, the world's largest producer of the Covid-19 vaccine to temporarily halt all exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine while prioritising domestic needs, could derail Namibia's fight against the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Days Are Dark in Donkerhoek
[Namibian] SMALL business operators and vendors at Donkerhoek informal settlement at Khorixas have not recovered from the impact of Covid-19 since last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Maternal Deaths a Major Challenge
[New Era] Maternal and perinatal death rates remain a major challenge for healthcare in Namibia, a local health official has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Director-General's Introductory Message At the Special Session of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board
[WHO] Your Excellency, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services for Namibia (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Family Battles Hereditary Skull Condition
[Namibian] One family, five children, five operations . . . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 5 000 Namibian Healthcare Workers Want Vaccine
[Namibian] THE executive director of health and social services has confirmed that about 5 000 Namibian healthcare workers out of 53 849 have so far indicated they are willing to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Swakopmund Night Market Back After Covid-19 Interruption
[Namibian] The Swakopmund Night Market has returned to the coastal town after a year-long absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mourners Turned Away At Walvis Bay Graveyard
[Namibian] SOME mourners at Walvis Bay had to stand outside the Kuisebmond graveyard on Saturday, as the police informed them they were too many to attend a burial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Officially Commences
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services on Friday, 19 March commenced with the COVID-19 vaccination programme to protect the people and put the country on the trajectory towards normalcy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob Among Cabinet Members Too Old for Covid-19 Vaccine
[Namibian] President Hage Geingob's willingness to be among the first to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus during the first phase of the Sinopharm vaccine rollout plan will have to be paused as he and most of his Cabinet are too old to receive the Chinese-donated vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Virus Vaccination Not Mandatory - Shangula
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the Covid-19 vaccination is a voluntary exercise and no one will be forced to get vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shiimi Pins Hopes On Vaccines... Budget Seeks Path Out of Pandemic
[New Era] Faced with the daunting task of ushering Namibia out of a prevailing recession coupled with significantly reduced revenue as a result of subdued economic activity brought about by a global pandemic, finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi yesterday tabled the 2021/22 national budget with a total proposed expenditure outlay of N$67.9 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Do Not Let a Good Pandemic Go to Waste - Nuyoma
[New Era] A post-Covid-19 environment requires a fundamental change in how business and investments are approached. While the pandemic has forcefully changed the world, the challenges exposed by Covid-19 are serious but they are not insurmountable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: More Men Die of HIV Than Women
[Namibian] STATISTICS have shown that more men died of HIV/AIDS in 2016 and 2017 compared to women. Moreover, deaths due to road traffic accidents were three times higher among men than women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Underprivileged Women in Walvis Bay Screened for Cervical Cancer Through Pap Smear Campaign
[Namibia Economist] Namport recently joined Dr. Jeketera Khumalo, a local Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Walvis Bay, for a pap smear campaign, were they sponsored medical screening for 40 underprivileged women, in the celebration of Women's month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Sinopharm Vaccines From China Arrive
[Namibia Economist] The first batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government were delivered by Zimbabwe's national airline, Air Zimbabwe on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Painfully Slow' Covax Frustrates Health Ministry
[New Era] The ministry of health will be using a two-track approach in procuring one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, which would involve buying straight from suppliers and open international bidding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Teacher Sued for N$300 000 Over HIV Comments
[Namibian] A TEACHER from Onamutai Combined School is being sued for N$300 000 after she claimed someone was HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Opinion - Covid - No One Is Safe Until We Are All Safe
[New Era] Two-and-half million globally and 439 in Namibia (ca. 09/03/2021) - these aren't just fancy Covid-19 numbers, these are counts of actual humans that have succumbed to the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Seeks N$300 000 Damages Over HIV Claim
[New Era] A northern-based woman is claiming N$300 000 in damages from another woman for allegedly claiming the former left her teaching post in 2014 because she was HIV-positive. Now an intern legal officer, Libertine Popyeni Naudyepo Shiyaleni is suing Ruth Martha Hangula in the Oshakati High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: City Falls Short of HIV Battle Targets
[New Era] Although Namibia has gone beyond achieving the HIV fast-track targets of UNAIDS by ensuring more than 90% of people living with HIV know their status and are on treatment while their viral load is suppressed, Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda believes more needs to be done in the battle against the global epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Astrazeneca Vaccine Still Safe to Use - Who
[Namibian] WORLD Health Organisation representative to Namibia Charles Sagoe-Moses says the Covid-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca is still scientifically safe to use in Namibia despite the country recording various cases of the new variant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Namibia: SA Covid Variant Confirmed in Namibia
[Namibian] A FEW days before the anniversary of Namibia's first coronavirus cases, the country has confirmed the presence of the South African variant while the Namibia Medical Regulatory Council (NMRC) approved the use of the Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Topcheri Talks Mental Health
[Namibian] RENOWNED singer, actress and author TopCheri has recently opened up about her battle with depression, saying "nobody wants to talk about it". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New Age Marketing During the Pandemic
[Namibian] WHAT a roller coaster ride it continues to be, when all of your resources depend mainly on digital marketing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Uphill Battle Against Malaria, TB
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has been facing an uphill battle with malaria and tuberculosis (TB) despite efforts to bring down the numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Association Commences With Outreach Programme in the North
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) on Monday commenced with their National Cancer Outreach Programme in the north. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mixed Feelings Over Curfew
[New Era] Following the introduction of a countrywide curfew last year, some residents of Mariental are feeling the impact on their businesses, especially bar owners and those in the transportation industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news