PrEP and Health Worker Training Are Protecting More Namibian Girls from HIV
June 27, 2019In the Oshikoto region of Namibia, the number of adolescent girls and young women taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) increased by over 100% in just three months—an uptick from 82 to 172. That means over twice as many at-risk girls and women are now lowering their risk of infection by using this daily medication.This is one of the early, promising results ofIntraHealth International and IntraHealth Namibia’s work on the USAID-funded Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored,& Safe (DREAMS) project, which is led by Project HOPE in Namibia.DREAMS is helping Namibia prevent new H...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Namibia Namibia DREAMS HIV & AIDS Gender Equality Youth Health Workers Source Type: news

Namibia: Seven Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed
[Namibian] Seven cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) have been confirmed in Windhoek, with four patients hospitalised, health executive director Ben Nangombe said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: The Kingdom of Eswatini Hosts the Polio 22nd Inter-Country Certification Committee Meeting
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini hosted the 22nd Inter-Country Certification Committee meeting (ICCC) from 11 to 13 June 2019 at Happy Valley Hotel in Ezulwini. The meeting was attended by representatives from Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini and members of the Africa Region Certification Committee (ARCC). The meeting launched in 2002 allows countries to support one another to ensure that Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy is implemented and progress fully documented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Swine Flu Hits Windhoek
[Namibian] Two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Windhoek this week, health executive director Ben Nangombe has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Extension Workers' Case Drags On
[Namibian] A meeting between unemployed health extension workers and legal representatives from the ministry of health held in Windhoek last Wednesday to resolve issues, was postponed to 10 July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Sachse Wins Final Sanlam Cancer Challenge
[Namibian] The Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge saw a fine turnout of 47 players at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club over the past weekend, while N$4 260 was raised in the fight against cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Women's Rights Groups Dismayed By U.S. Abortion Move
[Namibian] The United States' relationship with Africa has always been somewhat strained, as unequal match ups often are, and president Donald Trump's abrasive rhetoric towards the region has not helped. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Safe Motherhood Initiative Launched
[New Era] Okahao -The Office of the First Lady Monica Geingos together with Ongwediva Medipark Academic Hospital once again hosted the Safe Motherhood Initiative campaign, which seeks to educate expecting mothers and their families on the importance of antenatal care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 207 Households Still Use Bucket Toilets in //Kharas
[Namibian] A total of 207 households in //Kharas still use bucket toilets, regional governor Lucia Basson has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 26 000 People On HIV Treatment
[Namibian] Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua says the number of people on treatment for HIV in Khomas region has increased, with 26 000 people, including children, accessing antiretroviral therapy. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: High Blood Pressure Medicine Out of Stock
[Namibian] The ministry of health is experiencing a shortage of amlodipine medication used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Education Department Hosts Workshop On Teenage Pregnancy
[New Era] Oshikoto Region, Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture, last week held a community mobilisation workshop on Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health Education which was organised by Regional Aids Committee of Education (Race). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Only 18 ICU Beds in Public Health Sector
[Namibian] THERE are only 18 intensive care unit beds at 350 centres in the public health sector in the whole country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Tobacco Plant Approval Draws Criticism
[Namibian] SEVERAL activists have spoken out against the government's decision to approve the N$14 billion tobacco plantation project in the Zambezi region, citing health and environmental concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Only One Case of Congo Fever Confirmed
[New Era] Only one case linked to Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Three other cases suspected to be of the fever tested negative while two other cases' results are still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Medipark Joins Congo Fever Fight
[Namibian] THE Ongwediva Medipark private hospital has joined the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in a partnership to fight the outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region through a donation of medical equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Drought Linked to Congo Fever Outbreak
[New Era] ONGWEDIVA - The ongoing drought which is causing displeasure of animal movement in the country could be the cause of the recently reported outbreak of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Oshikoto Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 4 Suspected Congo Fever Cases
[Namibian] FOUR more people from different parts of the country are suspected to have Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), with their results still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Treated for Congo Fever
[Namibian] A 54-YEAR-OLD woman who was diagnosed with Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region is receiving barrier nursing care, says health executive director Ben Nangombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Don't Take Chances - Namibians Urged On HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibians have been urged to adhere to safe practices to prevent new HIV infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why can't we all get along (like Namibia's pastoralists and wildlife?)
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Scientists interviewed pastoralists in Namibia's Namib Desert to see how they felt about conflicts with wildlife, which can include lions and cheetahs preying on livestock and elephants and zebras eating crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: A Nightmare Called Endometriosis
[Namibian] IT IS rare for women to talk about menstruation or the pain they endure during those few days of every month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Care Providers to Be Trained On GBV
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), will train health care providers to effectively assist victims and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Strengthen Its Occupational Health Laws
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has drafted a national occupational safety and health policy, which will be launched soon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination
[allAfrica] Katwitwi, Namibia -Namibia was not on the list of six African countries identified by the World Health Organization as having the potential to become malaria-free within the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. CDC Commits N$24.4m to Health Ministry for HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -The U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced funding of N$24.4 million towards the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the period of April to September this year to fight the HIV/Aids epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Dies From Traditional Healer's Herbal Prescription
[New Era] Windhoek -A 42-year-old woman, who allegedly consulted a traditional doctor after suffering from headache, died after she was given traditional herbs to drink. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Universal Healthcare Is Possible - Shangula
[Namibian] The minister was speaking during the commemoration of World Health Day at the UN Plaza in Katutura yesterday, where he said on the other hand, unsafe and low-quality healthcare ruined lives and was costly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Healthcare Providers Receive 'Screen and Treat' Training
[New Era] The ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, presented certificates of completion to healthcare providers from the Khomas Region on March 29. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Moving Towards Malaria Elimination in Namibia
The objective of the project in Namibia is to assess the effectiveness (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Military Hospital Stalled Again
[Namibian] THE construction of a general military referral hospital will not receive funding from the Ministry of Defence for the third year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Healthcare Providers Trained to 'Screen and Treat'
[Namibian] AS ITS answer to the global call for action to eradicate cervical cancer, Namibia has trained 20 healthcare providers in the 'screen and treat' procedure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Extends Methealth Psemas Contract
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Finance has extended its medical aid scheme administration contract with MetHealth Namibia Administrators to 31 March 2020, minister Calle Schlettwein says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Calls On the Youth to Volunteer At Katutura Hospital
[Namibian] THE Society for Family Health, in partnership with the Katutura State Hospital, want 78 young volunteers who can work in various positions at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Swapo MPs Block Motion On Foreign-Trained Doctors
[Namibian] SWAPO members of parliament this week blocked a motion to investigate issues surrounding the much-talked-about foreign-trained medical graduates whose qualifications cannot be authenticated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health, Education Top Youth's Budget Wish List
[New Era] Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein is tabling the 2018/2019 national budget in the National Assembly this afternoon. Some youths weigh in what they think the government should spend more on this financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC to Avail U.S.$500,000 to Countries Ravaged By Cyclone Idai
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in response to the devastation caused by the recent tropical Cyclone Idai has contributed a total of US$500,000 to assist the countries affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Impounded Pills Are Antibiotics for HIV Patients
[Namibian] Health executive director Ben Nangombe last week said the drugs that were impounded by customs officials at the Walvis Bay port over the past seven months are antibiotics which are also used by HIV patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Customs Still Hold Onto ARVs
[Namibian] THE fate of the antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) confiscated by customs in September last year is still unknown while Namibians living positively with HIV have to take substitute medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shangula Chronicles Country's Success in Healthcare
[New Era] Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula last week in Parliament put a spotlight on the country's achievements in the health sector, saying that the ministry has made remarkable strides over the year in achieving health and social well-being of the Namibian people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mental Patient Escapes From Ward, Evades Gunshots
[New Era] Omuthiya -A truck driver who was parked in town along the Omuthiya main road fired warning shots to restrain a mentally challenged male patient who tried to board onto his truck after the mental patient escaped from under the noses of nurses from a hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Poverty Eradication Ministry Apologises for Food Parcel Delays
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare on Tuesday apologised for the delay in the distribution of its food bank parcels to beneficiaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Five New Hepatitis E Cases in Erongo
[Namibian] THE Municipality of Walvis Bay yesterday announced a hepatitis E "outbreak" at the town after five cases were confirmed last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No More Coffee, Tea for Patients in Namibia's Public Hospitals
[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday explained the partial suspension of serving of tea and coffee to patients in state hospitals, saying the exercise did not serve its intended purpose. "It was identified that the tea and coffee which are served at 10h00, 15h00 and 19h00 a day, which actually carried a significant financial cost, are not really used for the purposes they were intended for and therefore it should be suspended," he told lawmakers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Guinea Worms Detected in Omusati
[New Era] Ongwediva -The World Health Organisation (WHO) team that was dispatched to Omusati Region has concluded that there were no guinea worms in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Non-Communicable Diseases Among Main Killers in Namibia
[New Era] Omuthiya -Non-communicable diseases are on the increase and remain one of the leading causes of death in the country, says the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Food Bank to Be Rolled Out Nationally By June
[Namibian] THE food bank will be rolled out to all 14 regions of the country by June this year, poverty eradication minister Zephania Kameeta said in Windhoek last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Omaruru Mother Blames Hospital for Baby's Death
[Namibian] A 19-YEAR-OLD woman from Omaruru who was in labour for nearly 36 hours before giving birth to a baby who died shortly afterwards has accused medical staff of negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth Uses Sport to Preach Voluntary Circumcision
[New Era] Rundu -A young man is combining his love for sport and activism to raise awareness on Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VMMC) in the Kavango East and West regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news