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

Namibia://Karas Lifts Congo Fever Quarantine
[Namibian] //Karas regional health director Bartholomeus Muntenda yesterday confirmed that the 37 Keetmanshoop residents who had been in contact with a deceased Congo fever victim have been released from quarantine after being cleared of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hepatitis E Might Remain in Informal Settlements
[New Era] Windhoek -There are fears that hepatitis E in Havana and Goreangab informal settlements could become endemic, according to epidemiologist, Dr Lilliane Kahuika, of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Patient to Lose Arm
[New Era] Windhoek -A 21-year-old man diagnosed with chondrosarcoma is struggling to accept his diagnosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Healthcare Is a Right, Not a Luxury - Hansen
[Namibian] Quality and equitable healthcare should be a basic human right, but it has been commodified and is now a luxury which only a few have access to in most parts of the world, said Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) chief executive Rolf Hansen on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Cases On Increase in Namibia
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia is experiencing an increase in the number of confirmed cancer cases with an average 10 Namibians being diagnosed with cancer daily, according to statistics from the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Oshikoto Grapples With High Teenage Pregnancy
[New Era] Ekulo -The chief regional officer of Oshikoto, Frans Enkali, has expressed concern about the high rate of teenage pregnancy in the region, particularly among schoolchildren, as well as cases of some unscrupulous teachers engaged in intimate relationships with learners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Appeal to Transform The Public Service Medical Scheme
[New Era] Windhoek -The Public Service Employment Medical Scheme (Psemas) should transform from a scheme to a health insurance or medical fund, it was suggested. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Congo Fever Outbreak Declared
[Namibian] THE health ministry yesterday declared Congo fever an outbreak after the death of a Keetmanshoop man at the Windhoek Central Hospital on Tuesday, and the hospitalisation of two others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Lonely Burial for Congo Fever Victim
[Namibian] HEALTH officials buried 37-year-old Keetmanshoop resident Hendrik Hartebees in Windhoek on Tuesday soon after he died of Congo fever at the Windhoek Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:42 Kunene Teenagers Fell Pregnant Last Year
[Namibian] THE One Economy Foundation says 42 Kunene teenagers below 15 years received maternal health-care between 2016 and 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Man Dies of Congo Fever
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services yesterday confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop resident who last week tested positive for Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever has died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Congo Fever Patient Dies
[New Era] The Ministry of Health and Social Services today confirmed that the 37-year-old Keetmanshoop man who last week tested positive for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever, known more as Congo fever, died on Tuesday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Man Dies of Congo Fever
[Namibian] A MAN died yesterday after being diagnosed with Congo fever at the Windhoek Central Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:TB Does Not See Skin Colour, Says Survivor
[New Era] Windhoek -A tuberculosis (TB) survivor last week dismissed myths that the disease only affects black and poor people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia://Karas Confirms Congo Fever Case
[Namibian] //Karas health directorate has confirmed that a resident of Keetmanshoop, living at the town's Ilenie informal settlement, was tested positive for symptoms of Congo fever, and that about 40 people suspected of having been in contact with him were placed under quarantine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Still Hopeful After Nine Miscarriages
[Namibian] AS a woman who has never carried a pregnancy to full term, a simple question about babies is a heartbreaking reminder for Maura Amagola and her recurrent history of miscarriages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Student Nurses Demand Jobs
[Namibian] About 30 student nurses from various institutions yesterday demonstrated at the health ministry's head office in Windhoek to call on the minister to address the issue of nursing jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Arthrosis Silently Prowling On Animals
[New Era] Windhoek -Scores of Namibian farmers are baffled by the presence of arthrosis in all breeds of cattle and it seems that the popular Brahman is affected the most by this non-infectious degenerative condition of especially hind leg joints. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Finance to Introduce Biometric Cards
[New Era] Ongwediva -The state-owned medical aid, Public Service Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS), is in the process of introducing biometric cards to identify its members and to eliminate fraud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Villagers Walk Over 40 Km to Clinic, Says NSA
[New Era] Windhoek -Some Namibians seeking basic medical care walk up to 40 km to reach the nearest public health facility, a Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) report revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Integration of HIV Clinics Will De-Stigmatise HIV
[New Era] Swakopmund -The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku has instructed health personnel at Walvis Bay to integrate HIV clinics into the normal primary healthcare clinics, instead of isolating them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High and Dry: Can We Fix the World ’s Water Crisis?
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.The post High and Dry: Can We Fix the World’s Water Crisis? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mxolisi Ncube Tags: Africa Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Water & Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Beating Drug-Resistant TB
[Namibian] One of the success stories the health ministry and the United States embassy in Namibia will mark on World TB Day on Saturday is that of Nuka K#gao. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Early Healthcare Mitigates Hepatitis Mortality
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services has urged pregnant women who display symptoms of hepatitis E to seek medical attention as soon as possible to decrease their chances of dying. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Patient Denied Drugs By State Clinic
[New Era] Walvis Bay -A terminally ill child was last week allegedly denied much-needed medication by a state clinic at Walvis Bay after he got a prescription from a private doctor, who examined him at the coastal town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Listeria-Tainted Vienna Traced to Grootfontein
[New Era] Omuthiya -The Vienna sausage containing listeria that sickened a 47-year-old man in Tsumeb over two weeks ago in the first case of the disease reported in Namibia since the deadly outbreak in South Africa, was supplied from a butchery in Grootfontein. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Katima Hospital Runs Out of Essentials
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The Katima Mulilo State Hospital is running low on essential supplies, and on several occasions state patients who visited the hospital were told to go to a pharmacy to buy for themselves whatever was prescribed by doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Coast Faces Hepatitis Drug Shortage
[New Era] Swakopmund -Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, says he will investigate the availability of hepatitis A and B medication in the country. This follows a complaint by a Swakopmund private doctor that there has been a shortage of hepatitis A and B medication at the coast. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Decrease in TB As Namibia Observes World TB Day
[New Era] Windhoek -Although the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases remains high in Namibia, there has been a significant reduction by 25 percent from 2010, when 12,000 cases were reported, to 9,000 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hanse-Himarwa Slams Doctors for Teacher Book-Offs
[New Era] Swakopmund -Minister of Education Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, has lashed out at medical doctors, who book off teachers for unnecessarily long periods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Windhoek Schlachterei Declared Listeriosis Free
[New Era] Windhoek -Following the recent outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa, Windhoek Schlachterei, which is a member of Namibia Dairies and a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver& List (O&L) Group, has confirmed that its machinery and products have undergone tests and are free of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Listeriosis Jolts Namibia Into Action
[Namibian] The health ministry yesterday said they had strengthened and intensified surveillance at all the borders and ordered a stop to the selling of ready-to-eat meat products after the detection of listeriosis in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Namibia 'Pulls Products Linked to Listeriosis Off Shelves' - Report
[News24Wire] The Namibian ministry of health has reportedly instructed food inspectors to remove products that are likely linked to listeriosis from shelves in shops all over the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia Records First Listeria Case After It Kills 180 in S. Africa Namibia Records First Listeria Case After It Kills 180 in S. Africa
Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Namibia:One Case of Listeriosis Confirmed
[New Era] Windhoek -A 47-year-old resident of Tsumeb is being treated for listeriosis in a Windhoek hospital. The disease has claimed almost 200 lives in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Funds Dry Up for Outjo HIV Support Projects
[New Era] Kamanjab -Most projects initiated for the Outjo HIV support group have come to a screeching halt due to the project funds drying up. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Man, 41, Fighting for His Life in Namibia's First Case of Listeriosis - Report
[News24Wire] Namibia has reportedly recorded its first case of listeriosis, with a 41-year-old man said to be fighting for his life in a hospital in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia records first listeria case after it kills 180 in South Africa
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia's health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighboring South Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:Hearing-Impaired Pupils Do Extraordinary Things
[Namibian] It is a warm Tuesday morning at Eenhana, and a teacher is attending to her Grade 5 pupils inside a quiet classroom at the Usko Nghaamwa Special School. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:Time Is Now To Scale Up Women's Rights And Nutrition Activism In Africa
[allAfrica] Op-ed by Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of IPU, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency and Nahas Angula, former Prime Minister of Namibia and Convener of the Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition (NAFIN) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Meatco Distances Itself From Listeria Outbreak
[New Era] Windhoek -Meatco is greatly shocked and appalled by an image of its Eloolo canned beef product being circulated on social media along with alarming articles on meat products that are unrelated to Meatco, saying it has nothing to do with the deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Retailers Scramble to Mitigate Listeria Outbreak
[New Era] Windhoek -Local retailers were this week scrambling to mitigate the effects of the listeria outbreak in South Africa that has been linked to the Enterprise brand's processed cold meats and Rainbow Chicken polony production facilities in Polokwane, South Africa. As of yesterday the outbreak, which has thus far resulted in 180 deaths in South Africa, had culminated in South Africa's neighbours banning the importation of cold meats from the affected manufacturers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Top 10 Tips to Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases
[Namibian] CARDIOVASCULAR disease is one of the leading causes of death in the developed world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia to Suspend Import Permits Due to Listeriosis Outbreak
[Namibian] NAMIBIA intends suspending import permits of the Enterprise Food Production facility in Polokwane and Rainbow Chicken in the Free State after meat products from these two factories were identified as the sources of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Pick n Pay Namibia Recalls Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Products
[Namibia Economist] Pick n Pay Namibia a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver& List (O&L) group has issued an urgent instruction to the retailer's stores countrywide to immediately remove all Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) products from its shelves following the confirmation of the source of the listeria outbreak in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Govt Needs 470 Doctors to Meet Standards
[Namibian] GOVERNMENT needs over 470 doctors in order to meet the required international standards on how many patients should be attended to by one doctor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Teenager Dies From Suspected Congo Fever
[New Era] Windhoek -The family of the 19-year-old man from Okalongo in Omusati Region, who died early last month (February) after he was bitten by a tick, are still waiting for the state to inform them of the cause of death, although management at Oshikuku Catholic Hospital hinted the victim died from Congo Fever . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news