Namibia: 274 Women Screened for Cervical Cancer At L üderitz
[Namibian] The health ministry, in its quest to fight cervical cancer, has screened 274 women at L üderitz since the inception of the Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique programme in August last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study of African society inspires broad thinking about human paternity, fidelity
(University of California - Los Angeles) A new study from UCLA professor of anthropology Brooke Scelza invites geneticists and sociologists to think more broadly about human fidelity and paternity. Published in the journal Science Advances, the study found that Himba pastoralists in Namibia have the highest recorded rate of " extra-pair paternity " -- when a married couple's child has a different biological father. Himba men and women have a system of social norms that support the practice and it does not happen at the husband's expense. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: HIV/Aids Activist Takes On Aquaponics
[Namibian] THE Immanuel Sheefeni AIDS Foundation is developing a fish farm at Outapi to produce shrimps, tilapia and a mix of vegetables for local and regional food markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Students Beg to Be Sent Home
[New Era] Hordes of Namibian students studying in China feel they have been abondoned by the government as they haplessly watch the evacuation of other international students from coronavirus-hit Wuhan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Tackles Early Pregnancy
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing early and unintended pregnancies among the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Mental Health - the Elephant in the Room... Imho!!
[New Era] As usual, in every chance of my inquisition or pursuit of knowledge, before trying to understand other people, I try as much as possible to understand myself first. I figured that in my instance when I hear or read about mental health, the first words or thoughts that come to my mind are depression, anxiety, panic attacks or trauma. Now, there is no doubt the aforementioned have very much to do with mental health but the question is why is it that those are the things that pop-up in my mind first? And come (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Henties Bay Lions Club Supports Children Fighting Cancer
[Namibia Economist] The Children Fighting Cancer (CHICA) recently received a donation of groceries from the Henties Bay Lions Club. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mobile Field Hospital Set Up At Airport
[Namibian] The ministry of health, in collaboration with the defence ministry, has set up a 20-roomed mobile field hospital outside of the Hosea Kutako International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Suspends Visas for Chinese Nationals
[New Era] Namibia has become the first Southern African Development Community (SADC) country to stop granting visas to Chinese nationals as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus outbreak that has become a global health emergency with the death rate increasing daily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Cleared of Coronavirus
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula yesterday said the woman who was suspected of having been infected with the coronavirus after she had shown the symptoms of the affliction, has been declared free of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: College of the Arts Supports the Cancer Association
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) received N$18,000 from the College of the Arts annual 'Christmas Memories Concert', which is now earmarked for the community health clinic. CAN presents the community health clinics on regular Tuesday's (men's health) and Thursday (women's health). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Safety Measures Are in Place Amid Corona Virus' - Air Namibia
[Namibia Economist] Air Namibia this week gave assurance that they are complying with all safety measures put in place at all their departing and arriving destinations in order to prevent the spread of the corona virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibian Nurses to Work in Germany
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula has welcomed the employment of 16 nurses at Germany's Dusseldorf's university hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 61 Girls Fall Pregnant in //Kharas
[Namibian] LAST year, 61 girls aged between 13 and 19 years became mothers in the //Kharas region, education deputy director Jasmine Magerman has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Swakopmund Woman Quarantined As Safety Measure
[New Era] Walvis Bay -A Namibian woman who returned last week from Australia via Doha is currently being quarantine as a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus after she visited the Swakopmund state hospital with flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry Allays Coronavirus Fears
[Namibian] Results of the test on whether a 30-year-old woman at Swakopmund has coronavirus will only be released on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coronavirus - China Suspends Travel
[Namibian] China has temporarily restricted the movement of its nationals in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, whilst Namibia has upped its surveillance measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 11,000 Undergo Cervical Cancer Screening
[New Era] Oshakati -In its quest to fight cervical cancer the ministry of health has in the last nine months, since the introduction of the Visual Inspection of the Cervix with Acetic Acid (VIA) technique, screened 11 000 women of whom 8 000 were HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These 10 Trends will Define Digital Health in the Next Decade
By Wayan Vota, Director of digital health Smartphones have revolutionized the way health workers do business. Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International.January 30, 2020It’s been ten years since the first truly affordablesmartphone was introduced and unleashed a transformation across the African continent. These days, over 40% of all Africans use smartphones, and the technology generates 8.6% of GDP insub-Saharan Africa.But the tech transformation hasn’t stopped with telecommunications. The field of digital health has expanded, too. To kick off 2020, IntraHealth International’sdigital healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health Technology Source Type: news

Coding in Namibia: UN supports young women ’s computing career dreams
Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN office in the country.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Coronavirus Cases in Namibia - Chinese Ambassador
[Namibian] China has confirmed 7 753 people infected with coronavirus worldwide, with 12 167 highly suspected cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Ups Coronavirus Surveillance Efforts
[Namibian] The ministry of health has intensified surveillance activities at all entry points into Namibia, and is in the process of equipping them with the necessary scanners to detect suspected cases of the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Probes Hospital Negligence
[Namibian] The health ministry is investigating a case of a patient who fell off his hospital bed and died after his cry for help allegedly went unanswered at a hospital in Kavango East region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coca-Cola Workers Treated for Ammonia Exposure
[Namibian] FOUR employees at Coca-Cola Namibia plant in Windhoek were exposed to ammonia, in another chemical leak incident to hit the food and beverages industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coronavirus Lockdown - Students Give Account On Living Under Lock and Key
[Namibian] Kaurumbua Koujo, a Namibian student in China's Wuhan city, says everyone has been in a state of panic since the coronavirus broke out at one of the city's marketplaces early this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibian Students Trapped in Wuhan
[New Era] Over 35 Namibian students are trapped in Wuhan after the Chinese city was locked down to contain the spread of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Association Starts Outreach Programme in the Hardap Region
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) has confirmed that 1027 Namibians will be fully screened in the 2020 National Cancer Outreach Programme (NCOP) as from 27 January 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia On Alert for Coronavirus
[Namibian] The ministry of health has set up surveillance since Friday to promptly detect, diagnose and contain the coronavirus, should it surface in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Transfusion Service Appeals for 'O' Blood Type
[Namibia Economist] The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) requires a minimum of 2000 blood donations before the end of January to bolster the blood supply. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nurses Ponder Student Movement
[Namibian] The Namibia Nurses Union (Nanu) plans to establish a student movement, particularly aimed at addressing issues that concern nursing students around the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibians in China Safe From Caronavirus
[Namibian] Namibia's ambassador to China, Elia Kaiyamo, on Tuesday said, so far no Namibian has been reported to have been affected by the recent outbreak of the corona virus that is spreading fast in China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Association to Connect More With the Community in 2020
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) in 2020, aims to support and partner with the community, by learning from their knowledge and insights to the benefit of the people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Doctor Shortage Hits Rundu
[New Era] Rundu -The Rundu intermediate hospital, which caters for referrals from the Kavango East, Kavango West and the Zambezi regions, has a critical shortage of doctors. The health facility also serves a huge number of Angolan patients living along the Okavango River. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mother of Triplets Appeals for Support
[New Era] A 35-year-old mother who delivered triplets at Onandjokwe last year has appealed for support to help raise her children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis E Infections Still Rife in the Country - Break 7000 Mark
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Service recently revealed that the country has recorded a 65% increase in new infections of hepatitis E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Namibians Establish HIV/Aids Organisation
[New Era] Five young Namibians have established an organization dubbed: HIV/AIDS, Disability, and Vulnerable Orphans Welfare Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Experts Want Families On Board in Drugs Response
[The Herald] Professionals working with adolescents suffering from drug or substance disorders are honing their skills to provide family therapy. This, as research shows, children as young as nine years are among regular drug and substance users in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Juveniles Among Regular Drug, Substance Users
[Namibian] News - National | 2020-01-06 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Weakening Food Security Haunts Rural Namibia
[Namibian] MOST households in rural Namibia have no food reserves left, as food security deteriorates, the agriculture ministry's Input and Household Food Security Report released on Friday has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Universal Health Coverage Tops... As SADC Parly Forum Plenary Meets
[The Herald] The 46th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum ended recently in Swakopmund, Namibia, with a call for SADC member states to work towards universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry of Health and Social Services Trains Trainers to Strengthen the Clinical Care of NCDs
[WHO] Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) exerts a growing burden on mortality and morbidity in Namibia. They account for an estimated 43% of total deaths in the country. As part of efforts to reduce this growing burden, the Ministry of Health and Social Services with support from WHO is strengthening the health system to ensure that comprehensive services for prevention and control of NCDs are decentralized to peripheral health facilities. The WHO Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease interventions or PEN (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Engaging Stakeholders Around Key Achievements in the Health Sector
[WHO] The World Health Organization in Namibia engaged stakeholders from the public and private health care to deliberate on key milestones within the health sector and to share the Organization's strategic direction for the next five years. This is in lieu of the Organization's approving a new Global Programmme of Work which sets the tone for the global public health agenda consequently the local office strategy for the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Battles Medical Negligence Allegations
[Namibian] TWO women have accused the ministry of health of medical negligence during separate procedures that have left them scarred for life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness: A New Approach to the Nursing Shortage Crisis
By Ebahi Ikharo, 2019 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowDecember 16, 2019Just outside Windhoek, Namibia, I stood in the maternity ward of Windhoek Central Hospital. Filling the lime green halls were students, nurses, midwives, doctors, clients in motion, and the groans of a mother in labor.I was there as part of my UNC-IntraHealth summer fellowship to support the Nursing Now Namibia Campaign, building a tool to help identify gaps in compliance to hospital standards on the maternity floor and provide recommendations for areas of improvement. I had the opportunity to visit three hospitals and interview nine nurses.It is very tr...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Mental Health Nursing & Midwifery Nurses Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibians to Get Free Foot, Ankle Surgery
[Namibian] Around 40 Namibians will have a life-changing opportunity when they receive free corrective foot and ankle surgery through the Steps2Walk initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Do Not Discriminate Against Men - HIV/Aids Activist
[New Era] Ongwediva -Israel Hatutale, who has been living with the HIV virus for the past 21 years, says the fight against the deadly epidemic can only be a success with the involvement of men. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: 90% of Outjo Residents Living Below Poverty Line
[Namibian] Outjo mayor Samuel !Oe-amseb says his municipality wants to solicit resources for the needy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 40 Patients to Get Free Foot Surgery
[Namibian] Around 40 Namibians will have a life-changing opportunity when they receive free corrective surgery from the Steps2Walk initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Services Appeals for Donations Ahead of Festive Season
[Namibia Economist] Namibia Blood Transfusion Services (NamBTS) this week said it is in dire need of blood supplies and is appealing to all eligible blood donors to donate before the holiday season kicks off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 200 000 People Living With HIV
[Namibian] MINISTER of health Kalumbi Shangula says there are more than 200 000 people aged 15 and above living with HIV in Namibia, with more than 50% of them being women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news