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

Namibia:724 People Get Anthrax Treatment
[Namibian] AT least 724 people are receiving treatment against the anthrax which killed 117 hippos and seven buffaloes two weeks ago in the Kavango East region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:724 People Get Preventative Anthrax Treatment
[New Era] Seven hundred and twenty four people are receiving prophylaxis treatment against the anthrax, which killed 117 hippos and seven buffaloes two weeks ago in Kavango East Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Zambezi to Combat Harmful Cultural Practices
[New Era] Oshakati -Libula and Chinchimane residents in Zambezi Region have expressed their willingness to partake in the fight against harmful practices enforced against girls and women, which violate their human rights and adds to the high HIV prevalence rate in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:37 Percent of Namibians Hungry and Undernourished
[Namibian] THE prevalence of undernourishment in Namibia was last measured at 37% in 2016, while 24% of children under the age of five are stunted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety status in the Windhoek construction industry: a Namibian perspective - Nghitanwa EM, Zungu L.
Construction industry remains the dangerous industry in the world, due to the nature of work and the working environment which exposes workers to different types of hazards and occupational accidents. Construction workers are also at risk of developing occ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Namibia:International White Cane Day Commemorated
[Namibian] For   government to help make life better for people living with disabilities, this group of people should engage government institutions to make their needs and challenges known. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:2017 Movember Campaign Launched
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) and Paratus launched the 2017 Movember campaign this week in Windhoek, which will run under the theme, "The Scottish Leader". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety status in the Windhoek construction industry: a Namibian perspective - Nghitanwa EM, Zungu L.
Construction industry remains the dangerous industry in the world, due to the nature of work and the working environment which exposes workers to different types of hazards and occupational accidents. Construction workers are also at risk of developing occ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Namibia:Sauyemwa Centre for Visually Impaired Gets Mosquito Nets
[New Era] Rundu -The Sauyemwa centre for the visually impaired in Rundu received a donation of 21 treated mosquito nets from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Pet Owners Urged to Vaccinate Animals Against Rabies
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services has urged pet owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies. Public relations officer in the Health Ministry Manga Libita said there is a shortage of anti-rabies vaccine in the country at present and that is the case globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Bank Windhoek Employees Donate Blood
[New Era] Windhoek -A total of 98 Bank Windhoek staff members and customers donated blood at the bank's fourth round of blood donation clinics last week in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Another Wave of Medicine Shortages Hits State Hospitals
[New Era] Windhoek -There is a shortage of various medicines, including allergex syrup, an antibiotic medicine used to treat children, at various state facilities countrywide, New Era learned this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Food for Down Children On Their Special Day
[Namibia Economist] Since the chairman of the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia, Dr Eline van der Linden asked corporates a week ago to support the upcoming Down Syndrome Day celebrations, two major companies announced this week they have come on board to make the day memorable for all Namibia's Heaven Children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Nearly 1,000 Women Screened for Cancer Last Friday
[New Era] Ongwediva -The Ongwediva private hospital, Medipark, screened 937 women for breast and cervical cancer on Friday, as part of its breast, cervical and prostate cancer awareness campaign at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Multi-Drug Resistant TB Drugs' Side Effects Can Be Controlled
[New Era] Windhoek -A recent study titled 'Optimizing the safety of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis therapy in Namibia', by Evans Sagwa, showed that side effects occur frequently in patients treated with current second-line anti-TB drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:'I Don't Know How I Contracted HIV'
[New Era] Omitara -When 52-year-old Maria Afrikaner started feeling ill at the beginning of this year, she had no idea that the diagnosis would be HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:'Cancer Is Not Deadly, Society Is'
[New Era] Ongwediva -"We are going to walk this journey together," were the remarks of the doctor who gave Fransina /Nanus, a survivor of breast cancer, a hug shortly after diagnosing her in June 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Slow Start to Disposing of Hippo Carcasses
[Namibian] THE ministry of environment appears to be overwhelmed by the large number of hippos that died of suspected anthrax in the Bwabwata National Park. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Slow Start to Disposing of Hippo Carcasses
[Namibian] THE ministry of environment appears to be overwhelmed by the large number of hippos that died of suspected anthrax in the Bwabwata National Park. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Special Plight of Down Children in the Spotlight On Dedicated Day
[Namibia Economist] Parents of children with Down Syndrome are coming together on Saturday 21 October to celebrate Namibia's first ever day dedicated to children living with the genetic disorder. The day is organised by the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia, a voluntary parent support group that champions the lifestyle normalisation of Down Syndrome children and young adults, and their integration into mainstream society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana finds anthrax outbreak after spate of hippo deaths
GABORONE (Reuters) - Anthrax has been detected in dead hippos floating in the Okavango River, officials in Botswana said on Wednesday, after more than 100 of the animals were suspected to have been killed by the disease in neighboring Namibia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia: Battling With Rheumatoid Arthritis
[New Era] Windhoek -Six years ago, 25-year-old Ndapanda Sakaria was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, after close to a year of being sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ambulance Needed At Rietoog
[Namibian] THE lack of an ambulance remains a key challenge at Rietoog Clinic in the Hardap region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Patients Get Own Wheelchairs For the First Time in 20 Years
[Namibia Economist] The lives of two physically disabled patients of the Otavi Clinic took a dramatic turn for the better this week when both received new wheelchairs as part of a gesture to support local healthcare services from a German charity in cooperation with a Namibian manufacturer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: More Women On ARV Treatment Than Men
[New Era] Windhoek -Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Dr Andreas Mwoombola, is concerned that men are not more forthcoming in curbing the spread of HIV, while women relatively do their best to stop the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:More Women On ARV Treatment Than Men
[New Era] Windhoek -Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Dr Andreas Mwoombola, is concerned that men are not more forthcoming in curbing the spread of HIV, while women relatively do their best to stop the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news