New Study Offers Recommendations to End Abusive Maternity Care in Namibia
This study gave nurses a voice, too.”Health worker focus groups recommended action at various levels, including:  Acknowledgement of society ’s role in the creation of a supportive environment, and positive feedback and publicity to recognize health workers’ hard work Collaborative effort to identify common needs between clients and health workers paired with collective interventions to address these needsBetter preservice training, including on client-centered care and ethicsEstablishment of a code of conduct and accountability mechanismsFurther dissemination and community education about clien...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Namibia Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Health Workers Source Type: news

Namibia: Haufiku Mum On His 'Advisory' Appointment
[New Era] Despite the fact the dismissed Health and Social Services Minister Dr Bernard Haufiku yesterday accepted his appointment letter as Special Advisor on health issues in the Office of the Presidency- he was tight-lipped on his new role. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Minister Calls for Talks Before Demos
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Bernard Haufiku says people should consider engaging government officers before embarking on demonstrations demanding for jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Fired Health Minister Haufiku to Meet President
[Namibian] FORMER health minister Bernard Haufiku who was dismissed yesterday said he will meet president Hage Geingob today over the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Slams Churches That Discourage ARV Use
[New Era] Windhoek -Khomas regional governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua yesterday condemned the charismatic churches operating in Namibia that discourage HIV positive members from taking their antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) prescriptions. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu Maternity Ward Still Incomplete
[New Era] Rundu -In May 2014, construction of the new maternity ward at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital was started with the aim of improving maternity services in the Kavango East Region. But, four years later, the construction is yet to be finalised and this is due to delays resulting from a dispute between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the contractor, according to the Permanent Secretary in the health ministry, Ben Nangombe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Machines Operational
[Namibian] RADIATION machines that have been broken down for the whole of October at both the Windhoek Central Hospital and the Katutura Intermediate Hospital have officially been operational since 1 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis E Gobbles Up Over U.S.$80,000
[Namibian] THE health ministry has spent over N$1,2 million towards the ongoing fight against the hepatitis E outbreak in the country to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Rapid Assessment On Hepatitis E Underway in Informal Settlements
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) is undertaking a rapid assessment survey on knowledge, attitude, and practices of residents of Havana and Goreangab informal settlements on Hepatitis E virus during the ongoing outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Calls to Redouble Efforts in Fighting Hepatitis E
[New Era] Windhoek -More than a year since Namibia experienced Hepatitis E, which led to it being declared an outbreak last December, health officials and relevant stakeholders are called for the redoubling of efforts to contain the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Commits U.S.$210,000 to Hepatitis E Response
[New Era] Windhoek -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has since the outbreak of Hepatitis E committed N$3 million to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to intensify efforts in the response against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Stigma a Setback to Efforts to Contain HIV
[New Era] Oshivelo -The councillor of Nehale Lya Mpingana, Leevi Reinholdt, is of the view that if stigma and discrimination is not addressed urgently among communities, it will erode the efforts made so far to fight and ensure many people get tested for HIV/AIDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Gets 600 Hepatitis E Rapid Test Kits From U.S. Embassy
[Namibia Economist] The U.S. Embassy in Namibia, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continued its assistance to help control the hepatitis E outbreak handovered of 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits and personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: State of the Art Japanese Blood Analysers for State Laboratories in Windhoek, Rundu and Oshakati
[Namibia Economist] Namibia's pathological capacity received a significant boost with the arrival and commissioning of world-class Japanese technology to improve and expedite blood tests, and to ensure adherence to international pathology standards in two of the three clinics operated by the Namibia Institute of Pathology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malnutrition Is Beatable - Health Minister
[New Era] Oshakati -In his quest to overcome malnutrition, the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku has urged communities to prioritise and promote family and community health and nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Women Must Make Own Choices On Abortion
[Namibian] When Charmaine, a 22-year-old woman arrived at the social work department accompanied by her boyfriend (Sam), he wanted her to terminate her pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: HIV-Positive Children Brave the World
[Namibian] Rosa Mwadikange* walks to the podium and announces: "I am standing here to tell you about my life from the day I was born HIV-positive". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia's success in the fight against HIV
Namibia's data-driven approach to HIV has helped it become successful in tackling its spread. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Still Many Miles to Go 30 Years Later
[Namibian] IN DECEMBER 1988, the world marked the first World AIDS Day. Besides offering support to those living with HIV, the day also remembers the lives cut short by AIDS-related illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Africa: Namibia's Health Minister Dr Bernard Haufiku on How HIV Testing is Key
[allAfrica] What the Namibian Health Minister, Dr Bernard Haufiku, said about fighting HIV/Aids in his country: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 Ways to End the Global HIV Epidemic —Locally
November 29, 2018It won ’t happen from an office or a conference room. It’ll happen on the front lines.If ever there was a day we wish didn ’t need commemorating, it’s World AIDS Day.We wish the virus had never made the jump from chimps to humans, morphing from simian immunodeficiency virus to HIV and altering the course of history in the process. We wish it hadn ’t orphaned countless children or infected them before they were even born. We wish it had never killed 39 million people and that there was no reason at all to mark December 1 this way, as we have for the past 30 years.Fortunately, w...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: This Is How We Stop HIV
[Namibia Economist] HIV/AIDS continues to interrupt young peoples' dreams and aspirations, and it must be stopped. Thankfully, Namibia is making progress, as shown by this year's NAMPHIA survey results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Commits U.S.$29 Million for HIV-Aids Fight
[Namibian] THE United States government has committed another N$400 million towards the fight against HIV-AIDS in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anthrax alert in Namibia as more than 50 people are struck down by the killer disease
The World Health Organization said 52 people were reported to have been diagnosed with anthrax in Opuwo in the north-west of Namibia – the infection is believed to be spreading via goats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Mobile App for Fast Access to Medical Assistance Launched
[Namibia Economist] Emed Rescue24 recently launched its new Emed Rescue24 mobile application to provide the public with fast access to medical assistance in the event of an emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 208 Babies Die At State Hospital
[Namibian] Forty-eight hours - that is how long most newborn babies survive at the Oshakati State Hospital in the Oshana region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Makes Strides in Tackling Malaria
[allAfrica] The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven "High burden to high impact" response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Faith Leaders Mobilize Distribution of 26,000 Mosquito Nets to Eliminate Malaria in Rural Namibia
[J.C. Flowers Foundation] J.C. Flowers Foundation, which is working toward eliminating malaria in southern Africa, has joined forces with BASF, one of the world's leading chemical companies, to deliver 26,000 Interceptor ® long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to rural and remote Namibia. Today, community and Anglican faith leaders gathered in the northern town of Ondangwa to mobilize a broad-reaching initiative that aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria from the border regions of southern Afric a. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Red Cross, Chinese Embassy Host Hepatitis Awareness
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) in partnership with the Chinese embassy in Namibia held an information awareness fair focusing on Hepatitis E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: St. Mary's Health Centre Helps Children Living With HIV
[New Era] In Namibia, teen clubs help provide adolescents who live with HIV a positive space to gather socially-and help health centres reach the growing number of HIV-positive teenagers who need emotional and psychological support in addition to medical treatment. Odibo Health Centre established a teen club in 2013 to better meet the unique needs of adolescents living with HIV, increase their adherence to treatment, and achieve viral suppression in the Odibo district. The club meets once a month. Since its inceptio (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Premature Babies Need Care - Haufiku
[Namibian] Premature births remain one of the top causes of deaths for children under five years worldwide and also in Namibia, health minister Bernard Haufiku says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Oshakati Celebrates Premature Babies
[New Era] Oshakati -At least 150 premature babies out of more than 1,000 admitted at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital yearly do not survive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Animal Disease Experts Get Specialist Training
[Namibia Economist] Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are undergoing training intended to help them effectively combat animal diseases at grassroots level, through the Food and Agriculture Organisation's In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) training programme in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 3800 Cases of Hepatitis E Recorded to Date Since Outbreak Declaration
[Namibia Economist] Hepatitis E cases in the country have risen to 3800 since the country declared the outbreak in December last year, an official confirmed last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis Hits Havana Hard
[Namibian] FOR months it had been a subject of whisper and spoken about in hushed tones. Hepatitis E was other people's reality, and Alfeaus Sheefeni never thought the deadly virus would touch him or his family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Health Minister in Namibia for 'Sadc Public Wellbeing Issues'
[Daily News] THE Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu this week attended the SADC joint Ministerial Meeting held in Namibia to deliberate on public health issues aimed at contributing to the attainment of improved quality of life of the people in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Budget Cuts Sacrifice Eight Hospitals
[Namibian] THE government sacrificed the construction and renovation of eight hospitals and three health centres across the country when the finance minister presented his mid-term budget. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Nets for Rural Namibia
[Namibian] THE JC Flowers Foundation, which is working towards eliminating malaria in southern Africa, has joined forces with German company Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (BASF), a leading chemical producer to deliver 26 000 Interceptor ® long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to rural Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia to Observe German Specialised Facilities
[Namibian] A WEEK-LONG study tour in Germany by a representative of the ministry of education and the association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH) aims to engender the vision for comprehensive education in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nangombe Reflects On Health Challenges
[Namibian] DESPITE having limited financial and human resources, the health ministry has the mammoth task of ensuring that Namibians enjoy the highest quality healthcare possible, permanent secretary Ben Nangombe says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Extension Workers Demand Answers From Govt
[Namibian] FORTY of the 640 health extension workers who were promised employment by the health ministry through the health extension programme are camping out at the Zoo Park in Windhoek for the next four days in protest after the ministry failed to employ them as promised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Learners Resort to Open Defecation
[New Era] T.H.F !Gaeb Primary School pupils in Khorixas have for the past three years been using the riverbed to relieve themselves that is also a haven for dagga smokers, because their school does not have toilets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Recruit 240 Medical Graduates
[New Era] Windhoek -The Permanent Secretary of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, yesterday said the additional N$175 million allocated to the health and social services ministry, which received N$6.5 billion in the main budget, will among others be used to recruit health professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Uncollected Katima Rubbish a Health Hazard
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Uncollected piles of rubbish continues to pose a health hazard in Katima Mulilo after the town council nullified the refuse collection tender early last month, after it was ordered to re-advertise the rubbish tender by the Procurement Review Panel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady Receives Award For Fight Against Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -First Lady Monica Geingos received an international award for her contribution towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady Receives Award For Fight Against Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -First Lady Monica Geingos received an international award for her contribution towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Health Ministers to Review Public Health Issues in the Region
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers of health responsible for HIV and AIDS will meet in Windhoek this week to review public health issues aimed at contributing to the attainment of improved quality of life of the people in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady's Efforts to Combat HIV and Aids Recognised With Award
[Namibia Economist] The First Lady Monica Geingos and Sir Bob Geldof were presented with the 2018 World Without AIDS Award during the 25th Opera Gala event hosted by the German AIDS Foundation at the Deutsche Oper on 4 November in Berlin, Germany. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady's Efforts to Combat HIV and Aids Recognised With Award
[Namibia Economist] The First Lady Monica Geingos and Sir Bob Geldof were presented with the 2018 World Without AIDS Award during the 25th Opera Gala event hosted by the German AIDS Foundation at the Deutsche Oper on 4 November in Berlin, Germany. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news