Hepatitis E – Namibia
During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-ol...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Namibia:Ambulance Bicycles Help Improve Maternal and Infant Health in Rural Areas
[Namibia Economist] The Bicycle Empowerment Network Namibia have raised over N$13,000 with their first crowd funding project for a solar electric bicycle ambulance project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia resumes poultry imports from Belgium
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has lifted a ban on poultry from Belgium after outbreaks of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the Western European country caused trade to be suspended in June, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia bans food imports from cholera-hit Zambia
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - The Namibian government has provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighboring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 60 lives so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:70 New Cases of Hepatitis E Virus in 4 Days
[New Era] Windhoek -Incidences of hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been steadily increasing across Havana and Goreangab informal settlements in Windhoek, with 70 new cases reported in four days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Bans Food Imports From Zambia
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The Namibian government has resolved to provisionally ban the importation of all perishable food, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighbouring Zambia - where there is a cholera outbreak that has claimed 66 lives - until further notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Zambian Food Import Ban Claims First Victims in Namibia
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The cholera outbreak in Zambia and the food import ban implemented by Namibia with effect from Monday this week means Namibian fish traders will not be allowed to import boxes of frozen fish from the north-eastern neighbouring country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Kosis Inhabitants Hopeful Clinic Will Reopen
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Kosis residents still pray and hope that this will be the year when they will have their dilapidated clinic renovated and opened, despite waiting for years without any good news. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Residents Blame Councillor for Hepatitis E Spread
[Namibian] SOME residents of Windhoek's Havana informal settlement, where most cases of hepatitis E have been reported, yesterday accused their constituency councillor of neglect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Blood Donor Saves 726 Lives
[Namibian] Barend du Plessis (74) is one of the leading blood donors in Namibia, with an astounding 242 blood donations spanning over 48 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Men's accounts of passion killings in the Namibian context - Duff S, Nampweya M, Tree J.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global social problem, which may result in intimate partner homicide (IPH). Much of the research concerned with IPH is based in developed nations and as such this study explored men's explanations for IPH (known locally... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Prepared for Cholera Containment
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services is fully prepared for any possible spread of the cholera outbreak from neighbouring Zambia, acting health permanent secretary Dr David Uirab says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:More Than 150 Test Positive for Hepatitis E
[Namibian] THE health ministry yesterday said the number of people diagnosed with hepatitis E has increased to 152 since the outbreak about three weeks ago in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Anti-Psychotic Drug Out of Stock
[Namibian] THE psychiatric centre just behind the Windhoek Central Hospital has sent some of its patients home because of a shortage of a crucial anti-psychotic drug called Clozapine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hepatitis E Outbreak 'Not Under Control'
[New Era] Windhoek -The number of people testing positive for hepatitis E in the informal settlements of Windhoek continues to climb, as authorities now rush to have concentrated efforts to boost sanitation in the capital's urban informal settlements, equal to what is being done in rural areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Gym Members Not Happy With Rebate Cancellation
[Namibian] FITNESS centre members are unhappy about the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa)'s decision to cancel gym rebates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Current Bloodstock Only Enough for Seven Days
[New Era] Windhoek -The current stock of blood for emergency blood transfusions is only enough for seven days, the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NamBTS) revealed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Unwavering Blood Donor Retires After 242 Donations
[New Era] Windhoek -After a remarkable 242 blood donations, a 74-year-old donor has finally called it quits. Barend du Plessis began donating blood at a young age and has been a regular blood donor since. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Daughton Suggests Mandatory HIV Testing for Learners
[New Era] Windhoek -Former American ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, says Namibia should make HIV testing on learners mandatory if efforts to get teenage boys, between 15 and 19 years old, to test on their own are not successful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Blood Stocks At Critical Level
[New Era] Windhoek -The Blood Transfusion Services of Namibia (NamBTS) has made an impassioned appeal to members of the public to donate blood, as the current blood stock is only enough for the next 12 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Solar-Powered Bike Ambulances for Namibian Villages
[Namibian] THE Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BENN) is planning to start building 30 solar-powered electric bike ambulances for villages in Namibia and Zambia in February next year, that will help thousands of rural women, men and children to gain access to healthcare in medical emergencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Hepatitis E Outbreak Hits Windhoek
[New Era] Windhoek -In light of the Hepatitis E outbreak in Windhoek, the Ministry of Health and Social Services has cautioned the public to maintain good hygiene at all times as a preventative measure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Woman Dies of Hepatitis E After Giving Birth
[Namibian] A 26-YEAR-OLD mother who had just given birth is the first known victim of the hepatitis E outbreak in Windhoek that has been confirmed by the health ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

7 Issues that Will Shape the Health Workforce of the Future
December 19, 2017What will it take to build the ideal health workforce?There are 7.6 billion of us on the planet today.That ’s 7.6 billion working adults, infants in diapers, nursing mothers, teens planning their futures, elderly people, and many, many more. We each have different hopes and requirements. And our health care needs change dramatically over the course of our lives.So how do we provide health care for everyone?If we have a prayer of achieving universal health coverage, it has to start with health workers. These are the pros on the front lines of health care, the lab techs and scientists behind the scenes...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

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