Namibia:Daughton Candidly Shares Views On HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -Outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, says there are still no answers as to how to get some men to get tested for HIV and treatment if positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:N$5 Million Maternity Shelter At Opuwo Progressing Well
[New Era] Windhoek -Having operated as the only commercial bank in Aussenkehr Valley in the //Karas Region for the past 13 years, Standard Bank has once again taken the lead to recently unveil a modern banking facility to the tune of N$4.5 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Number of Pupils Getting Pregnant Over Holidays Rises
[Namibian] The education ministry has urged parents to take more care of their daughters during holidays as most pregnancies among pupils are recorded a few months after school breaks (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of intimate partner violence and associated factors amongst women attending antenatal care at Outapi clinic, Namibia: a descriptive survey - Bikinesi LT, Mash R, Joyner K.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant and largely hidden public health problem for all women and, during pregnancy, can have significant effects on the health of both mother and the unborn baby. Previous Namibian studies suggest rate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Namibia:5 Percent of Namibians Live With Disabilities
[Namibian] ABOUT 5% of the Namibian population of 2,5 million live with some form of disability and continue facing challenges, despite the country having made significant progress to empower people with disabilities and promoting their inclusion throughout society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:More Than 428,000 Condoms Distributed in //Kharas
[New Era] Karasburg -About 428,798 condoms have been distributed in //Kharas Region during the 2016/17 financial year in an attempt to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:WHO, EU Visit Maternity Waiting Home Sites
[Namibian] IN an effort to save the lives of pregnant mothers and their newborn children, the World Health Organisation in partnership with the European Union and the health ministry, is constructing maternity waiting homes at Opuwo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Crisis Worries President
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob said corruption and personal clashes between health minister Bernard Haufiku and permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola are affecting progress in the ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:City of Windhoek Continues to Accelerate Efforts Aimed At Ending Aids By 2020
[Namibia Economist] The City of Windhoek will host the 2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration on Wednesday 6 December at the Sam Nujoma Stadium from 08:00 to 12:00 and will be commemorated under the global theme "Right to Health". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Devil's Claw Generates Close to N$1 Million for Harvesters
[New Era] Windhoek -The harvesting and sale of Devil's Claw from the Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies made a significant contribution to the income of harvesters in 2017 with a contribution of close to a N$1 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Bank Commemorates World Aids Day
[New Era] Windhoek -Bank Windhoek staff members countrywide, joined the rest of the world to commemorate International World Aids Day On Friday. The bank embarked on its annual campaign to educate its employees about the importance of knowing their individual HIV/AIDS status. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:250 000 People Living With HIV-Aids
[Namibian] About 10% of Namibians or 247 126 people are living with HIV, according to 2016 statistics, health minister Bernard Haufiku said on Friday during World AIDS Day commemorations at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Renovated Katima Art Clinic Opened
[Namibian] The newly-renovated Katima Mulilo antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic in the Zambezi region was officially handed over to the government by United States ambassador to Namibia Thomas Daughton last Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Walvis Bay's Florence Nightingale
[Namibian] A retired nurse of Walvis Bay has embarked on a mission to help promote healthcare and prevent diseases in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Billions Rely On Fish for Nutrition
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The United Nations resident coordinator and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) representative to Namibia Kiki Gbeho says more than three billion people worldwide depend on fish as their daily source of food and protein source. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Gambling With the Nation's Health
[Namibian] Five surgeons sent an SOS missive to health minister Bernard Haufiku this week in which they state that more people are dying because of "unprecedented shortages" of basics in the country's busiest hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Officials Tap into Powerful Data to Expand HIV Services in Namibia
November 30, 2017Health officials in Namibia are using data from the first-ever nationalWorkforce Indicators of Staffing Needs (WISN) assessment to expand access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), update national health policies, and inform their budgets as they shape the future of Namibia ’s health workforce.The WISN method, developed by the World Health Organization, assesses workload pressure on health workers —including what kinds of tasks they perform, how long those tasks take, how many times they must perform them throughout the day, and more. Based on those workloads, WISN helps calculate exactly how many...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia:Worried Surgeons Warn About Looming Crisis
[New Era] Windhoek -For the past two months the Katutura State Hospital and Windhoek Central Hospital have experienced unprecedented shortages of basics in the operation theatres, wards and casualty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health NGOs Struggle to Access Funds
[Namibian] Major contributors to the delivery of healthcare in Namibia are non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The last decades have also seen changes within NGOs themselves because of the entry of a new cadre of trained technical people and professionals into NGOs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:World Aids Day Commemorations With Oyo
[Namibian] As part of global commemorations of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Ombeja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) Dance Troupe is giving a live performance to help raise awareness to tackle this issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Born Too Soon
[Namibian] SOME people say the delivery or baby ward is a happy place compared to the rest of the hospital, because there you often find happy parents and even happier grandparents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:More Villages to Be Declared Open Defecation Free
[New Era] Ongwediva -In the quest to increase sanitation coverage and accessibility to proper toilets in the country, five more villages are awaiting to be verified and certified as Open Defecation Free (ODF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Treating the Whole Patient and Not Only the Disease
[Namibia Economist] Two clinical psychology students at the University of Namibia this week returned from Rwanda where they attended an intensive cancer treatment academy focussing on the psychological foundation when treating patients with a potentially terminal illness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Troupe to Commemorate World Aids Day Through Dance
[Namibia Economist] The OYO Dance Troupe will present a dance showcase to commemorate World AIDS day and raise awareness, on 1 December at FNCC at 19:00 with tickets at N$50 in advance and N$70 at the door. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:People With Disabilities Should Serve On Boards - Manombe-Ncube
[New Era] Windhoek -Deputy Minister in the Office of the Vice Presidency for Disability Affairs Alexia Manombe-Ncube wants organisations of people living with disabilities to be consulted when standards and norms for accessibility are being developed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Ward Receives Commodes From MTC Staff
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's premier mobile telecommunications service provider, MTC, through its MTC Care Initiative, last Thursday donated commodes, chairs and nappies to the cancer ward at Windhoek Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Private Sector Could Help Feed Learners
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has come up with the draft Public Private Partnership Strategy for School Feeding intended to streamline and create a framework within which the ministry will engage with the private sector on school feeding matters at national, regional, circuit and school level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Circulating Others' Alleged HIV Status Condemned
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's Ombudsman Advocate John Walters questioned what joy some people derived from circulating others' HIV status on social media. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Prematurity a Leading Cause of Infant Deaths
[New Era] Oshakati -Prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under the age of five. This was said during Namibia's first commemoration of World Prematurity Day at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Communities Urged to Register People With Albinism
[Namibian] LEADERS of the Namibia Albino Association recently completed a tour of Kavango East and West, Zambezi, Ohangwena, Oshana and Omusati regions to raise awareness about the plight of people living with albinism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Antibiotic Resistance On the Increase
[New Era] Windhoek -Antibiotics are in danger of losing their effectiveness due to over-prescription and dispensing by healthcare professionals, as well as misuse by patients, such as not following the advice of healthcare professionals; overuse in farming and animal husbandry; poor infection control, and a lack of new antibiotics, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibian Student in Russia Does Research On Cardio-Vascular Diseases
[New Era] Anna Katysheva (AK) a reporter for Russia's news portals on science and technologies, Indicator.Ru, interviewed Chase Bassingthwaighte (CB) a Namibian medical student at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, which is also known as RUDN University. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Southern Africa Is Slipping Again After Coming Close to Eliminating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] In the last five years, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland have all been on the verge of eliminating malaria. In fact, progress had been so good that the southern African region had been tipped to be malaria free by 2018. But a spike in cases this year means that it's unlikely to meet the target. A new target has been set for 2020. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine editor Candice Bailey asked Professor Rajendra Maharaj to explain why. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Surges Towards 90 - 90:90
[Namibian] ACCORDING to the Namibian surges campaign, it is estimated that 19 people are infected with HIV in the country every day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Women and Diabetes - Our Right to a Healthy Future
[Namibian] DIABETES is a condition that affects more and more Namibians each year, yet very few people are aware of the extent of the problem, hence the Namibia Diabetes Lifestyle Foundation was established in 2012. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Integration of Traditional Healers Into Primary Health Care
[Namibian] A LOCAL medical anthropologist has suggested that traditional medicine and biomedicine should be used in tandem in order to accommodate and treat mental illness, not only in traditional settings in state facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Patient Beaten to Death in Mental Ward
[New Era] Rundu -The police in Rundu are investigating a case of murder after a 48-year-old mentally ill patient was assaulted to death by two other patients in the hospital ward where aggressive, mentally ill patients are held. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Civil Society Condemns Criminalising of HIV Transmission
[Namibian] Civil society organisations working on HIV and human rights in Africa recently condemned the enactment of repressive laws which often include provisions that criminalise HIV transmission, non-disclosure and exposure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Picture It: Namibia ’s Health Workforce Leaders
(Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Graduates of Leadership Program Help Shape the Future of Health Workforce Development in Namibia
IntraHealth leaders and participants in the UTAP Leadership Development Program celebrated in Windhoek, Namibia, last month. Back row, from left to right: Pamela McQuide, Pearl Kalimugogo, Ria Bock, Elize Booys, Elsie Hlahla, Rosaline Hendricks, Leilanie Chamberlain, Maureen Corbett, and Trilaine Massey. Front row: Cherizaan Willemse, Maritza Titus, Oretu Kavari, and Valery Mwashekele. Photo by Cherizaan Willemse for IntraHealth International.November 07, 2017Fourteen new leaders graduated last month fromIntraHealth International ’s 2017 leadership development program in Namibia. They include nurses, physicians, info...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports
Namibia ’s ban on antibiotics in healthy animals drives meat exports (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: antimicrobial resistance [subject], African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Namibia [country] Source Type: news

Namibia:NAPPA Unveils Youth-Friendly Clinic in Kavango
[New Era] Rundu -The Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) on Friday introduced a youth-friendly health mobile clinic van that will complement its services in both Kavango East and Kavango West regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Gets Over U.S. $30 Million War Chest to Fight HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has signed an amendment to the 2007 bilateral grant agreement with the USA to add N$435 million of funding under the US government's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to help fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Six Out of Ten Rural People Food Insecure - Report
[New Era] Windhoek -The debilitating droughts of the past four years may be over, but the latest Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results show that the number of people facing food shortage is around 214,170, while the population living below the livelihood protection threshold is estimated at an all-time high of 798,384 for 2017/18. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Public Hospitals Run Out of Sterile Gowns
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed that it has run out of medical sterile materials used in the operating rooms of hospitals, particularly at Windhoek Central Hospital, which is the country's biggest referral theatre hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:120,000 Learners Exposed to Health Hazards
[New Era] Windhoek -With the motion on poor sanitation high on the agenda in the National Assembly, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has revealed that the number of learners exposed to health hazards associated with lack of sanitation facilities is approximately 120,218 countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Shifeta Tours Bwabwata As 131 Hippo Carcases Are Disposed
[New Era] Bwabwata -Environment minister, Pohamba Shifeta, last week visited the anthrax-affected areas in the Bwabwata National Park in Kavango East Region to assess the situation on the ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospital disaster emergency preparedness: a study of Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital, Northern Namibia - Ncube A, Chimenya GNT.
This study explored disaster emergency preparedness at Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in Northern Namibia. It utilized quantitative and qualitative research methods, using a self-administered questionnaire, semi-structured key informant interviews, and a hos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Namibia:Mixed Feelings Over Sex Education in Schools
[New Era] There are reasons why people are not happy with the new curriculum for sex education, perhaps it is true that it is too crude, that it teaches children not only to abstain from sex and to be careful, but also to engage in questionable sexual behaviour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe ’s Health Services?
Many children under 15 in Zimbabwe discover their HIV status only when they fall critically ill later in life. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/ IPSBy Frederic MousseauOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 2017 (IPS)On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before. A Guardian article cited WHO member states and activists “who noted that Zimbabwe’s health care system, like many of its public services, has collapsed under Mugabe’s regime.” Another ar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frederic Mousseau Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news