Namibia reports first two cases of coronavirus, imposes travel ban
Namibia is the latest in a growing list of sub-Saharan African countries to report their first cases of coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia: Speaker Launches Sexual Reproductive Project
[New Era] The Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, is hopeful that the second phase of the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), HIV and AIDS Governance project will replicate the successes of its predecessor. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: University Students Susceptible to Unhealthy Eating Habits
[Namibian] FOR many university students, munching on fried chips and sipping coffee while studying can help boost energy levels and keep them awake. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis E Continues to Spread
[Namibian] MORE than 300 cases of the hepatitis E virus have been reported in the country since the beginning of the year, with the majority of cases in the Khomas region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurses Can Bridge the Divide between the Clinic and the Policymaker
By Pamela McQuide, Global human resources for health technical advisor ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Pamela McQuide (second from left) talks with nurses at Omuthiya District Hospital in Namibia. Photo by Morgana Wingard for IntraHealth International.March 06, 2020Pamela McQuide started her career as a nurse. Then she was a community organizer, a public health legislative aide, a family planning and reproductive health researcher, an assistant professor, and the country director for IntraHealth International’s Namibia projects.Now, she’s a leadingexpert on health workforce programs at IntraHealth. ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Digital Health Human Resources Management International Women ' s Day IntraHealth s 40th Anniversary Gender Equality Health Workforce & Systems Management and Performance Nursing Midwifery Quality of Care Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

New tiny 44 million year old bird fossil links Africa and Asia to Utah
(Midwestern University) A new species of quail-sized fossil bird from 44 million year old sediments in Utah fills in a gap in the fossil record of the early extinct relatives of chickens and turkeys, and it shows strong links with other extinct species from Namibia in Southern Africa and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Namibia: More Awareness Needed for Rare Diseases
[Namibian] IN commemorating the Rare Disease Day, Bianca Ozcan, the founder of Multiple Sclerosis Namibia, said the biggest concern is that a lot of people are not aware of rare diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Five Referral Hospitals Needed - Haufiku
[New Era] Former health minister Bernard Haufiku said the country needs about five referral hospitals to ease the traffic of patients coming to the two Windhoek state hospitals. Haufiku said it was not possible to construct a referral hospital in each region given the country's demography. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Namibia: Luderitz Community Embraces Cervical Cancer Screening
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Cervical cancer is on the rise in Namibia and this has made the government to regard the disease a public health concern, said //Kharas Regional Council chairperson, Jan Scholtz. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nurse Nabbed With Stolen Medicine in Omusati
[New Era] Ongwediva -The police in Omusati region on Wednesday afternoon arrested a 29-year-old male nurse stationed at Odimbwa clinic who had unauthorised pharmaceutical products including medicine in his possession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Khorixas Hospital Battles Broken Toilets
[Namibian] The staff at the district hospital at Khorixas is struggling to cope with broken toilets and bath tubs, among others facilities, which have made it difficult to care for patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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