Southern Africa: 'Nearly 30 Million People in Southern Africa Food-Insecure'
[Namibian] South African agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana said 29,4 million people in the Southern Africa Development Community are food-insecure during the 2018/19 consumption year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady Monica Geingos Receives World Without Aids Award
[allAfrica] The first lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, and singer and political activist Sir Bob Geldof have won the 2018 World Without AIDS Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady Monica Geingos Receives World Without Aids Award
[allAfrica] The first lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, and singer and political activist Sir Bob Geldof have won the 2018 World Without AIDS Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Children Stunted, Wasted - VP Mbumba
[Namibian] Around 24% of Namibian children under the age of five are stunted, while 6% are wasted and 13% underweight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:State Radiation Machines Still Under Repair
[Namibian] THE radiation machines at the Windhoek Central Hospital and the X-ray printers at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital are being repaired. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Launches Report On Suicide Prevalence and Interventions
[Namibian] THE ministry of health on Thursday launched a report on the national study of the prevalence and interventions for suicide in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Women Embrace Reusable Pads
[Namibian] WINDHOEK resident Sophie Booysen is one of the few women who have found comfort in reusable Ann pads since August this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry to Develop National Strategic Plan On Suicide
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services sand stakeholders are busy with the development of the second National Strategic Plan on Suicidology in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Erongo Hospitals Desperate for Rescue
[Namibian] SEVERAL hospitals in the Erongo region are in desperate need of renovations and the region's deputy health director, Dr Amir Shaker, yesterday said "unfortunately there are just no funds for maintenance". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Only Half of Namibian Women Have Access to Contraceptives
[New Era] There is a large unmet need for contraceptives among Namibian women, with only 50 percent of women having access to contraceptives, says the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Rains Could Push Up Hepatitis E Cases
[Namibian] THE Namibia Red Cross Society and Unicef yesterday warned members of the public that the rainy season will likely increase the number of hepatitis E virus cases throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV Infection Reduces in Namibia - Johnson
[Namibian] AMBASSADOR of the United States to Namibia, Lisa Johnson on Wednesday described the reduction in HIV infection cases in Namibia as wonderful progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyatta-Geingob Talk Trade, Healthcare as the Two Nations Establish Pact
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cooperation between Kenya and Namibia in the areas of trade, agriculture, and health has been earmarked as the central agenda when leaders of the two nations meet on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Patients Sent Away As Machines Crash
[Namibian] OVER 60 cancer patients have been turned away from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital and the Windhoek Central Hospital over the past two weeks after the two radiation machines at the institutions broke down. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Exchange Programme With Germany Partners to Assist With Cancer Battle
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) together with the Namibia National Cancer Registry have agreed to new collaborative engagements with their counter parts in Germany the, Krebsregister Rheinland-Pfal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Safe, Clean Drinking Water for Onjuva Clinic in the Kunene Region Courtesy of the US Government
[Namibia Economist] By Linda Machinga (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Red Cross Appoints New Secretary General
[New Era] The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) has appointed Bernadette Bock as its secretary general, after the position became vacant following the resignation of its secretary general this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Mission to Denounce Evil
[LWF] Windhoek, Namibia -Lutheran theology regarding women is message of hope says Assembly keynote speaker, Dr Mukwege, speaking on sexual violenceLutheran theology, especially regarding the place of women in society, is a message of hope for all of those who are victims of moral, physical and sexual violence, eminent Congolese surgeon Dr Denis Mukwege has told Lutherans from around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Halfway On, World Off-Mark On Aids War - UNAIDS
[New Era] A senior United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) official says that although notable progress has been made globally against HIV and AIDS, the world is still off the mark with respect to targets related to combating the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Contraceptives Crucial for Young People's Health
[New Era] Contraceptives are crucial for protecting the health of the youth who, however, often encounter significant barriers to accessing contraceptive information and services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Spraying in Progress At Ongwediva
[New Era] The Ongwediva Town Council last week commenced with its indoor residual spraying campaign, targeting Extension 11 and New Reception, which both have confirmed cases of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:UN Assembly to Hold High-Level Meeting On TB
[New Era] The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will tomorrow hold its first-ever high-level meeting on the fight against Tuberculosis (TB), under the theme "United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic". (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Over 600 TB Cases Recorded in Otjozondjupa
[New Era] Kalkfeld -The Otjozondjupa Region has recorded 616 tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2017, of which 46 were at drug resistant level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia On Alert for Zim Cholera - Haufiku
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Over 29 500 Malaria Cases in Last Four Years
[New Era] For the past four years, Namibia was hit hard by seasonal upsurges in malaria cases and by June 2018, over 29, 524 cases had been reported-ten times more than the 2012 cases, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Spraying Starts At Oshakati
[New Era] The Oshakati Town Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services will kick-start its malaria spraying campaign at the town today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Million Structures Targeted in Malaria Fight
[Namibian] The health ministry, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, will launch the 2018 indoor residual spraying campaign today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:WHO Impressed With Malaria Battle
[New Era] The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Namibia for having made tremendous progress over the last two decades in its quest to reduce the malaria burden, though in the same breath the UN agency said resistance to anti-malaria drugs remains a challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Miss Namibia to Focus On Youth Mental Health
[Namibian] Miss Namibia 2018 Selma Kamanya has promised to lead a campaign that will focus on mental health issues faced by the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:TB Cases Sharply Decreasing
[New Era] The Ministry of Health and Social Services recorded only a nominal decrease of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the past three years from 9154 cases of active TB reported in 2016, to 8854 in 2017 representing a decrease of a mere 3 percent, while so far this year the figure further decreased to 8575. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Menstrual Hygiene Project Launched By WAD
[New Era] The Women's Action for Development (WAD) and the Wise Economy Global Association in Sweden yesterday launched the 'My period is awesome' pilot project that would train Life Skills teachers in menstrual hygiene management as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Over 35,000 Men Circumcised in Khomas
[New Era] Over 35, 000 men have been circumcised in Khomas Region since the inception of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme in 2009. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:700 TB Deaths in 2017
[Namibian] ABOUT 700 people died from tuberculosis-related infections in Namibia, while over 8 800 new infections were recorded in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Addresses Non-Communicable Diseases
[WHO] The Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Saara Kuungongelwa-Amadhila, launched the National Strategy on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases recently in Windhoek. The Strategy aims to reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity, mortality and disability due to non-communicable diseases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Erongo Records Highest Suicide Rate
[Namibian] THE Erongo region has recorded the highest regional suicide rate since January this year, something which governor Cleophas Mutjavikua yesterday linked to increasing job losses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:24 000 Positive for Malaria in Kavango Regions
[Namibian] ABOUT 132 304 people were tested for malaria at health facilities in the Kavango East and Kavango West regions, of whom 24 406 (18%) were positive since January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Few Have Access to Medical Aid
[Namibian] NATIONAL Council Chairperson Margaret Mensah-Williams says only 19% of the country's population has medical aid cover. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:'My Son Was Born Without an Oesophagus'
[New Era] Seven months into her pregnancy in 2015, Utjitaye Kangun ÿe was given the option to either terminate her pregnancy because her unborn baby would have serious birth defects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Govt Prepares for Ebola Outbreak
[New Era] With neighbouring Zambia being among countries at risk of an Ebola outbreak, the Ministry of Health and Social Services says Namibia has an Ebola virus disease (EVD) preparedness and response plan in place that was developed in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hospitals Without Food and Equipment
[Namibian] FOOD supply to all Erongo region hospitals was cut off for four days this week while orthopaedic services at Windhoek's state hospitals are apparently in shambles, with the government being blamed for not paying service providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Omaheke Seeks Trauma Centre for Road Casualties
[Namibian] OMAHEKE governor Festus Ueitele says there is an urgent need for the setting up of a trauma response centre in the region to offer assistance to road accident survivors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young and HIV-Positive? We See You
September 05, 2018For kids who live with the virus, an empathetic health worker can be a link to a lifetime of successful treatment.“Can you see me?”We heard this question repeatedly and in different ways throughout the week-longInternational AIDS Conference in Amsterdam this summer.The question urged us to consider people who exist entirely at the margins of their societies, struggling for access to health care, for acknowledgement, for basic safety and health —people for whom this biannual gathering is possibly the only venue where they feel fully seen, safe, and prioritized.For some of us, we ’re...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Paul Rankin obituary
Paul Rankin, my dad, who has died aged 72, was a research physicist and an adventurer. He worked for the electronics company Philips for 36 years, and filed more than 40 patents in that time. He was an innovator, with projects in the favelas in Brazil, the wastes of Mali, the temples of Thailand and the peaks of Peru.He visited more than 70 countries in his lifetime. After retirement he became involved in research into pangolins in Namibia, helping to track and understand these creatures, sometimes known as scaly anteaters.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tobias Rankin Tags: Science Wildlife Environment Africa World news Physics Electronics and electrical engineering Education Higher education Source Type: news

Namibia:American Doctors Donate Arthroscopy Equipment
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Local Pharmaceutical Companies Encouraged to Enter Regional Markets
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Malaria Cases Surge in SADC
[Namibian] THE Southern African Development Community has recorded a 40% increase in malaria cases since 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news