Namibia:Mickey Mouse Brightens Day for Young Cancer Patients
[Namibia Economist] Children in the cancer ward of the Windhoek Central Hospital were delighted last week when Micky Mouse and his consort, Minnie, visited them for a day full of fun and unexpected gifts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:U.S.$4 Million Needed to Recruit 322 Nurses
[New Era] Windhoek -The health ministry yesterday revealed it will soon start with the recruitment of nurses, but it warned that the number of vacant posts would not be sufficient to accommodate all nurses who graduated in April and those who will graduate in September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer, Not Discrimination, Threatens Namibian Albinos
[New Era] Windhoek -While today - International Albinism Awareness Day - the most attention is likely to be on averting the killings and persecution of people with albinism, for Namibia the priorities would be slightly different. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Medical Aid Scheme Members' Dependants to Submit Proof
[Namibian] The Ministry of Finance intends to terminate the memberships of dependants of Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) beneficiaries who are older than 21 and not studying or mentally or physically disabled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Live by the gun, die by the gun: Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill' policy as an anti-poaching strategy - Mogomotsi GEJ, Madigele PK.
Rhino and elephant poaching affects various Southern African countries. Despite recent reductions in rhino poaching in Namibia and South Africa, it remains a concern. In response, the government of Botswana has implemented a controversial 'shoot-to-kill' p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Namibia:Katima Residents Lament Late Rubbish Removal
[Namibian] Residents of Choto compound at Katima Mulilo say they are forced to live in unhygienic conditions for months because the town council does not collect rubbish on time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Young Entrepreneur Helps People Shed Excess Weight
[Namibia Economist] Corporate Branding and Marketing Manager at Agro Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA), Meke Namindo, has seen how people in the country are becoming excessively obese each year, which is resulting in the prevalence of preventable chronic diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Most Rural Mothers Understand Immunisation
[Namibian] A room, a razor blade and her grandmother's safe pair of hands is all Sabina Shinedimba thought she needed to bring her newborn baby up, as nobody told her about the importance of immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Radiologist Encourages Women to Screen for Breast Cancer
[New Era] Windhoek -A Walvis Bay based radiologist has urged women aged 40 and above to have their breast examined for cancer through mammogram screenings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Principals Struggle With Pregnant Pupil Policy - Gqwede
[Namibian] Principals and life skills teachers in Hardap appear to be struggling with implementing the learner pregnancy policy and feel embarrassed when dealing with pregnant pupils, the region's education director, Mzingisi Gqwede, says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Onandjokwe Maternity Ward Near Completion Despite Delays
[New Era] Omuthiya -The construction of the 100-bed maternity ward at Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospital is well on track for completion in August this year, following some financial hiccups experienced in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Omuthiya Hospital Not Up to Standard - Angala
[New Era] Omuthiya -The health care facility at Omuthiya does not meet the requirements to be called a hospital, because it is not fully equipped with a functional theatre and it does not have anaesthetic equipment for the administering of drugs before surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Foreign Nurses Under Threat
[Namibian] More than 300 unemployed nursing graduates have given the foreign nurses employed by the government until 30 July 2018 to resign and pave the way for Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Battle Against Teen Pregnancy Yields No Results
[Namibian] Just five months into the school calendar year, the Oshana and Ohangwena regions have both recorded 232 pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Empowering Women Through Safe Menstrual Health
[Namibian] In a collective effort to draw attention on menstrual health and hygiene management, the Namibian government and the United Nations have hosted the first national commemoration of menstrual health and hygiene day in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Confirmed Omusati Hepatitis E Cases Now 11
[New Era] Ongwediva -Confirmed Hepatitis E cases in Omusati stand at 11 and not 10 cases as was recently reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hepatitis E Spreads North
[Namibian] THE hepatitis E outbreak which has claimed 14 lives in Windhoek has reached northern Namibia, and one person reportedly died on Friday at the Oshakati State Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Smart Cut Campaign Kicks Off in the Erongo Region
[Namibia Economist] Musician 'The Dogg' and Get Smart Cut Ambassador held an information session with Namport staff members in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:The Threat of the Ebola-Like Virus
[Namibian] Ebola has re-emerged, once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it was first discovered in the 1970s. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Increase in Teenage Pregnancy Attributed to Policy
[New Era] Windhoek -The Education Sector Policy for the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy Policy has once again come under the spotlight by drawing criticism from community members who feel the policy encourages teenagers to continue bearing children without being concerned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Strangers Become Friends at Engela State Hospital
[Namibian] The thirty something tents across the maternity waiting room about a five-minute drive from the Engela State Hospital in Ohangwena region don't look like much from a distance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:First Locally Trained Doctors Fully Deployed
[New Era] Windhoek -The first cohort of Namibian-trained medical doctors, who graduated in 2016, have completed their two-year internship and are now practising as fully-fledged doctors across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Why Young Men Fear Testing for HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -A health specialist with 'The Society for Family Health' recently shared her experience on why men between 24 and 29 years of age are reluctant to go for a test to determine their HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:First Intersex Health Centre Opens
[Namibian] Outright Namibia opened the first outreach health centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community (LGBTI) in Windhoek last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Data Interoperability Matters to Global Health
May 18, 2018The global digital health community has been talking about it for more than a decade. So where do things stand?Predictive analytics, rapid diagnostics, and portable, personal medical records promise a future where health systems are stronger and more efficient, and where anyone can live a longer, healthier, fuller life.But one of the prerequisites for this promised transformation is that health systems —whether they’re for diagnostics or patient records or lab results—are interoperable, meaning they can quickly and seamlessly exchange data using open standards.The greater the interoperability ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia:Jobless Foreign Nurses 'Stuck'
[Namibian] The non-existence of a nursing council in Namibia is making it impossible for more than 32 jobless foreign nurses to apply for jobs overseas because they cannot get certificates of good standing from the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rural households' flood preparedness and social determinants in Mwandi district of Zambia and Eastern Zambezi Region of Namibia - Mabuku MP, Senzanje A, Mudhara M, Jewitt G, Mulwafu W.
In rural communities of Zambia and Namibia as in other parts of the world, floods are one of the most potentially destructive natural hazards to impact rural livelihoods. This makes it necessary to mitigate their negative impacts through rural households' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Namibia:'Invest More in Education, Health'
[Namibian] FOUNDING President Sam Nujoma has urged the government to invest at least 50% of the national budget in education and health because the country was lagging behind in these sectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Nurses Should Be Well Read in the Era of Technology
[New Era] Windhoek -In an era of information and communication technologies, it is only reasonable that nurses are well read in order to remain ahead of patients whose' access to health information is a click away. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Keetmans Student Nurses March to Celebrate Nurses Day
[Namibian] HUNDREDS of Keetmanshoop student nurses this morning took to the streets to celebrate International Nurses Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Call for Support of Health Service Delivery
[Namibian] THE WALVIS Bay Corridor Group's wellness service project manager, Edward Shivute, has urged individuals and companies, especially those in the private sector, to support health service delivery and invest in wellness programmes for their employees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leopard meals: Females go for diversity
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Leopards, top predators of the African savannah, are known to feed on a variety of prey species. It has been largely unknown, however, whether they specialize in certain prey animals and which factors might influence prey preferences. Christian Voigt and his colleagues from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin investigated these questions by studying the diet of leopards on commercial farmland in central Namibia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia:School Champions in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
[Namibia Economist] A key component of national efforts to prevent the spread of HIV is voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), which has proved to reduce the rate of male-to-female transmission by upwards of 60%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Poultry Imports From Netherlands Resume After Bird Flu Outbreak
[New Era] Windhoek -The chief veterinary officer in the Directorate of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Dr Milton Masheke, has announced that Namibia has resumed the importation of live poultry, birds and poultry products, and the in-transit movement of live poultry, birds and poultry products from the Netherlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Haufiku Slams Discrimination in Hiring Nurses
[New Era] Rundu -Health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku has conceded that for long the ministry has prioritised recruiting nurses that it has trained, at the expense of those trained by private institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:For Drug Addicts, Blood Is Thicker
[Namibian] DANIEL Mwinda is 27, and his friend Siyena Naighton is 23. They live rough on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. They sleep under the bridges and sometimes on streets corridors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:'Contraceptives Do Not Cause Infertility'
[New Era] Windhoek -An obstetrics and gynaecology specialist has demystified believes that women who use contraceptives run the risk of infertility, especially if they have not had children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Graft, Inflated Prices Milk Health Ministry Dry
[New Era] Rundu -The health ministry continues to be dogged by corruption and inflation of tender prices, to the extent that much of the billions of dollars allocated to the ministry make little impact on service delivery, said health minister Bernard Haufiku. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:30% of Deaths Due to Heart Diseases - Report
[New Era] Windhoek -In Namibia, 30 percent of all deaths are a result of cardiovascular diseases, a cardiologist has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:22 Die From Malaria Since January
[Namibian] TWENTY-TWO people died of malaria-related illnesses and more than 17 000 cases were reported in the last four months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Dentistry School the Bridge Between Industry and Society
[New Era] Windhoek -One of the major roles of the newly established School of Dentistry at the University of Namibia is to produce reliable, evidence based dental research and data. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Makes Deadly Comeback
[New Era] Windhoek -At least 22 people have died of malaria across the country over the past three months, while 13 909 infections have been recorded, health minister Bernard Haufiku this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Bank Releases Report On Funding the Fight Against Malaria
[Namibia Economist] The African Development Bank has released the report Money and Mosquitoes: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of declining Aid on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018 on 25 April. The report examines financing in the battle against malaria focusing on the role of foreign aid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Beef for China Must Come From Animals From Disease-Free Areas
[New Era] Windhoek -To qualify for export to China, Namibian beef must be from animals born and raised in disease-free zones and have been at least 60 days on the farm of origin prior to transportation to the approved abattoir. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Freezes Nurses' Jobs
[New Era] Windhoek -The budget cut of 6.10 percent for the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for 2018/19 has negatively impacted the job prospects of over 343 nurses who were awaiting employment - after health minister Bernard Haufiku confirmed that no new intakes are on the cards during the financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Teen Clubs Shaping a New Future for Children With HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -In remote northern Namibia, more than 30 teenagers have gathered at the Andara District Hospital. They're playing games, socializing and just being kids. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Gets Ready for Polio Outbreak
[Namibian] THE World Health Organisation trained health officers from different ministries, civil society organisations and development partners on standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the polio virus and its outbreak response in the capital recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Ohorongo Reaches Out to People Living With Albinism
[Namibian] The Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust last week donated 1 500 tubes of sunscreen lotion valued at N$130 258 for use by people living with albinism in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Katutura Hospital's Perpetual Pipe Bursts Pose Danger
[New Era] Windhoek -The medical superintendent at the Katutura State Hospital, Dr Fady Ashmawy, yesterday said renovating the hospital's old structures - including water pipes that burst every other day - is the ultimate solution to addressing maintenance problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teen Clubs in Namibia Are Shaping a New Future for Kids with HIV
April 16, 2018For some kids, adolescence began with a diagnosis. These health workers are helping them navigate all that comes with it.In remote northern Namibia, more than 30 teenagers have gathered at the Andara District Hospital. They ’re playing games, socializing, and just being kids.They ’re also sharing their experiences around antiretroviral medications, self-esteem, mental health, teenage pregnancies and abuse, high viral loads, and other issues many HIV-positive teens have on their minds.There are an estimated 17,000 young people living with HIV in Namibia, including hundreds in Andara district in the...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news