Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Occupational accidents and injuries among workers in the construction industry of Windhoek, Namibia - Nghitanwa EM, Lindiwe Z.
The construction industry is the most dangerous industry in the word with higher prevalence of occupational accidents, injuries and diseases. There is a paucity of studies that investigate occupational accidents, injuries and diseases in the Namibian const... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Namibia: Youth-Friendly Clinic to Introduce ARV Services
[New Era] Windhoek -Young people, as well as key populations that includes men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and sex workers who are HIV positive, will face less stigma and discrimination with the latest introduction of antiretroviral (ARV) services at the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) clinic at Okuryangava in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: School of Medicine Advisory Board Commissioned
[New Era] Windhoek -The advisory board of the University of Namibia's (Unam) School of Medicine was inaugurated and commissioned on Friday as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Unam and the Health Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nation Marks World Blood Donors' Day
[Namibian] Every year on 14 June, the world celebrates World Blood Donor Day, and the theme for this year is 'What can you do?', with a secondary message, 'Give blood. Give now. Give Often'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Student Doctors Starving in Russia - Report
[Namibian] The health ministry has delayed paying Namibians studying medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and dentistry in Russia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 100 Karas Schoolgirls Fell Pregnant in 2016
[Namibian] Statistics from the //Karas regional education directorate show that 101 schoolgirls aged between 12 and 18 fell pregnant last year alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infant HIV Testing Soars from 30% to 94% in Northern Namibian District
A health worker tests an infant for HIV in northern Namibia. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.June 07, 2017The number of infants tested for HIV in the northern Namibian district of Nyangana skyrocketed over the past year —from 29.3% to 94.4%—thanks in part to a new tracking system developed byIntraHealth International.IntraHealth nurse mentor Rightwell Zulu and district monitoring and evaluation officer Felistas Shindimba were part of the team of health workers at Nyangana District Hospital who developed the system to test nearly every baby born to HIV-positive mothers in the district. Their ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: State Denies Turning Patients Away Over Non-Payment
[Namibian] PATIENTS who fail to pay the required N$4 for clinic visits are never turned away, despite claims to the contrary, //Karas health control officer David Lamberth says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cabinet Gives Mental Health Bill the Nod
[Namibian] CABINET has approved the Mental Health Bill 2017 in principle, information minister Tjekero Tweya said last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Keeping Babies HIV-Free
May 26, 2017This team of health workers in northern Namibia is determined to test 100% of babies  born to HIV-positive mothers. And they're almost there.  Squinting in the hot northern Namibian sun, a man smartly dressed in a nurse ’s uniform greets us with a warm smile. Rightwell Zulu, or “Dr. Zulu,” as he is affectionately called by his colleagues, is a nurse mentor at Nyangana District Hospital in Namibia.Zulu, together with his colleagues, Veronika Shivute and Felistas Shindimba, developed a system that has helped this hospital test nearly every baby born there to HIV-positive mothers. Their...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Denies Delaying Overtime Payments
[Namibian] THE health ministry has denied claims made by Erongo state hospital staff that overtime payments have been outstanding since February this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 150 Have Eyesight Restored
[Namibian] Dozens of elderly people of the //Karas, Hardap and Omaheke regions were all smiles after undergoing free cataract surgery at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital over the last few days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Avails Funding to Fight HIV/Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has availed around N$1 billion towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia for this financial year. This year's budgetary allocation from PEPFAR (US$ 72.3) exceeds the N$731,86 million allocated by PEPFAR in the previous financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Tiny Baby Takes Crucial Steps
[New Era] Ongwediva -Baby Victoria, one of the tiniest - if not the tiniest - baby ever to survive pre-mature birth in Namibia has taken her first steps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Through the Pharmacy Window
May 19, 2017Meet Elina Nantinda, one of a new generation of health workers who are turning the tide of Namibia ’s HIV epidemic.“When I was in grade 8, I was into two things: fashion and medicine,” says Elina Nantinda, a 25-year-old pharmacy assistant in rural Namibia. “So I decided to study hard. I thought, ‘It would be so nice to work with medicine and to know more about yourself and how medicine works in your body .’”Today she runs the pharmacy at Omuthiya District Hospital ’s HIV clinic in northern Namibia, dispensing antiretroviral medicines to a hundred clients per day, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: #BeFree Launched by First Lady - a UNAIDS Advocate
[Government of Namibia] The # BeFree Movement was launched in November 2016 at a Windhoek nightclub with the assistance of UNFPA and UNAIDS. #BeFree was inspired by the UNAIDS drive to ensure a AIDS-free generation by 2020 through the START FREE, STAY FREE, AIDS FREE initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Urges Action On Preventable Deaths Among Africa's Youth
[Namibian] African governments and their development partners should invest in new home-grown initiatives to reduce high death rates among the continent's youth from preventable causes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report released in Nairobi on Tuesday (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Over 42,000 Newborn Babies Registered
[New Era] Windhoek -Although Namibia still has citizens who do not have national identity documents, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has managed to register 42,154 babies under the age of one year, which translates to 60 percent of all newborn babies, while 60,854 persons were registered late in the 2016/2017 financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Locals Fetch Water From Toilets
[Namibian] THERE seems to be no end to the sanitary woes for residents of the Soweto location at Tsumeb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Safe Motherhood Campaign On
[Namibian] ONGWEDIVA Medipark has joined hands with the Office of the First Lady to undertake an annual initiative called the Safe Motherhood Campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady Delivers #SafeMotherhood Keynote Address
[Government of Namibia] The First Lady joined the Ongwediva Medipark for the second consecutive year for the annual #SafeMotherhood Initiative to promote antenatal information and treatment to expectant women and their partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Prostate Cancer High Among Aawambo Men
[New Era] Windhoek -In Namibia, Aawambo men are at high risk of developing prostate cancer, according to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Report - Six Babies Die Daily in Namibia
[New Era] Windhoek -In Namibia six babies die every day and every fifth day a mother dies due to pregnancy-related complications, latest statistics show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt's Priority Is to Improve Maternal Health
[New Era] Windhoek -Improving the health status of mothers and children is one of the important priorities for the Namibian government, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Picture It: Health Workers Provide Care for Mothers Every Day
May 12, 2017Happy Mother ’s Day to moms—and the health workers who care for them—everywhere!It ’s 11:30 at night.Rakhi Rawat, an ASHA or community health worker in India, answers a call on her mobile. It ’s about Preeti, a pregnant woman she’s been caring for.Her condition is serious. She has pregnancy-induced hypertension. Her membranes have ruptured.Rakhi rushes to Preeti ’s home. She learns Preeti is planning to go to a specialty hospital in Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, India. But it’s a private hospital, and Preeti’s family can’t afford the costs...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

More Babies Tested, Treated, and Born HIV-Free in Namibia
May 11, 2017To end the country's HIV epidemic, new infections among children must be eliminated. This district is making it happen.Children are the most vulnerable members of our society.Be it from hunger or disease, the littlest and most innocent human beings should not suffer —because it is not their fault. It is never their fault. Their life and wellbeing depends on others.It is our responsibility and moral duty to do everything in our power to protect them from harm.The number of children born HIV-positive has dropped by over 90%.HIV can pass from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. B...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: Reimplantation Surgery
[Namibian] MARIA-MAGDELENA was lucky that she got to the hospital in time for her hand to be saved after she was hacked with a panga. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Journalists Don't Know Geingob - Tweya
[Namibian] IN A rambling speech at the official World Press Freedom Day commemorative event yesterday, information minister Tjekero Tweya charged that young journalists reported on President Hage Geingob from an ignorant perspective. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Patient Shocked By Unhygienic State of Hospital
[Namibian] A man who was admitted at the Walvis Bay State Hospital TB ward recently to have an abscess removed said he was shocked at the unhygienic state of the facility and the personnel's attitude. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Week-Old Baby Survives Cold Night
[Namibian] An abandoned one-week-old baby girl wearing only a diaper miraculously survived the cold after spending the night under a bridge near the Keetmanshoop Stadium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: War Vets Battling Mental Illness
[Namibian] MANY veterans of the liberation struggle are still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of many years of witnessing the horrors of war. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Mum On Medical Aid Scheme Reform Details
[Namibian] GOVERNMENT remains tight-lipped about the progress of reforms of the Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Obesity a Sign of Poor Health, Not Wealth'
[New Era] Windhoek -Obesity is on the rise in Namibia and the problem could get worse, a local dietician has cautioned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Informal Food Vendors Get Training On Food Safety
[Namibia Economist] The Agro Marketing Trade Agency (AMTA) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conducted workshops in Rundu and Ongwediva on food safety to informal food vendors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Angola, Namibia Discuss Cooperation On Malaria Control
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Namibia will discuss bilateral mechanisms for cooperation on combat malaria at a meeting set for Tuesday in the border town of Namacunde, southern Cunene province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Medipark Unveiled As an Academic Hospital
[New Era] Ongwediva -Ongwediva Medipark Private Hospital has been designated as an academic private hospital and will officially train medical students at the University of Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: MPs Demand 'Wellness Centre' at Parliament
[Namibian] LAWMAKERS continue demanding nice-to-have benefits such as a clinic at parliament, an ambulance, apartments near their workplace and top-class air flights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Food and Cash Donated to Food Bank
[Namibian] OVER N$9 million worth of food and N$2,1 million in cash was donated to government's food bank during 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Man Electrocuted in Hospital
[Namibian] AN OSHAKATI man died after he was allegedly electrocuted in his room at the Eenhana State Hospital, where he was admitted last week, police said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Police Help Woman Give Birth On the Street
[Namibian] FIVE female police officers helped deliver a baby behind the Opuwo police station earlier this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nurse Acquires Diploma At 50 Years of Age
[New Era] Windhoek -A 50-year-old woman last week proved that with patience and determination anything is possible when she earned a diploma in general nursing and midwifery from the University of Namibia (Unam). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Another Award for 'Miracle Doctor' Ndume
[Namibian] NAMIBIAN eye specialist Dr Helena Ndume was crowned winner at the New African awards 2017 held at Dakar, Senegal, last Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Biggest Condom Distributor to Close Shop
[Namibian] THE organisation that distributes and promotes the use of condoms in Namibia is shutting its doors because it owes N$14 million to the Inland Revenue Office in import duty and Value Added Tax. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Unseen Dangers in Loss of Hearing
[Namibian] AUDIOLOGIST Janet Brits says loss of hearing is now very common among teenagers and young adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: State Hospitals Prepare to Begin Screen-and-Treat for Cervical Cancer
[Namibia Economist] Former American President, George W. Bush and his wife arrived in Namibia last weekend to cement agreements with local health service providers for extended support under the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fairy circles of Namibia: New research helps scientists gain insight
New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of the coastal Namib Desert, stretching from southern Angola to northern South Africa. They range in size from about 12 feet to about 114 feet, consisting of bare patches of soil surrounded by rings of grass. The origins of the circles have long been debated by researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Namibia: Student Contracts Drug-Resistant TB, Quarantined
[Namibian] A FIRST-year Unam student has been quarantined after contracting drug-resistant tuberculosis last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

At One Namibian Hospital, Shorter Lines, Healthier Clients
March 02, 2017In remote northern Namibia, Onandjokwe Hospital is becoming a national model for bringing health care to people where they live.Just a few years ago, if you ’d visited northern Namibia’s Onandjokwe Hospital to, say, get a refill on your HIV meds, you’d have had to sit in line for an average of 8 or 9 hours.“You had to wait for your name to be called at reception, then to have your BMI measured, then to have blood drawn, then HIV counseling, and then wait up to five hours at the pharmacy,” says nurse Ruusa Shipena, the ART (antiretroviral therapies) supervisor at Onandjokwe’...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: Nine Test Negative for Congo Fever
[Namibian] THE nine patients who were put in isolation and under observation have tested negative for Congo Fever, the ministry of health said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news