Namibia: 'Remdesivir Does Not Cure Covid-19'
[Namibian] Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula yesterday said remdesivir, an antiviral medicine used in patients with severe Covid-19 symptoms, should not be seen as a cure or a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Online Covid-19 Information Hub Launched
[Namibia Economist] An Interactive Covid-19 data hub to generate and display timely, accurate population and infrastructure data that supports the government's response and prevention measures was launched this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Funded Training to Help Healthcare Workers Deal With Covid-19 Cases
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services National Healthcare Training Centre has conducted the first in a series of new trainings for healthcare workers on COVID-19, through funding from the CDC Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Science Must Guide Reopening of Schools
[New Era] The importance of accessing education can never be overemphasised. As the saying goes, education remains the biggest equaliser. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a learning crisis for millions of children around the world. Namibia is no exception. The scant attention that we have been paying to this critical sector has now come back to haunt us and in a big way. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Why Animal Health Is Important
[Namibian] Livestock production in Namibia mainly comprises cattle, sheep and goats, and management practices adopted are aimed at taking care of their health, nutrition and welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Lung Specialist Shares Covid-19 Encounter
[Namibian] "IT'S quite an emotionally draining thing to be by yourself the whole time, but I didn't want to expose my kids." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Border Closure Hit Recyclers Hard
[Namibian] THE closure of the national borders, especially to South Africa, has left collectors who survive on selling recyclable materials such as bottles and cans with very little to survive on. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Keetmans Holds First Covid-19 Burial
[New Era] Keetmanshoop residents bid farewell on Monday to a member of the community who succumbed to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Deaths - Pay for Cremation, or Leave It to State
[Namibian] FAMILIES of those who succumbed to the novel coronavirus may transport their loved ones' remains only if the deceased was cremated at their cost. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob Puzzled By Media Absence At Coronavirus Briefing
[Namibian] THE Editors' Forum of Namibia (EFN) and media experts say relations between president Hage Geingob's press team and the media fraternity are at an all-time low. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Collecting Four Months of Medicine... Stepping Up HIV Patient Care During a Global Pandemic
[New Era] HIV positive patients who take their medication every day keep the HIV virus in their body under control. The amount of virus in their body becomes undetectable, and when the virus is undetectable, it is untransmittable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cultural Rituals Allowed At Covid Burials
[New Era] Cabinet has directed that the covering of Covid-related graves with mechanical ploughs be discontinued to ensure dignified burials for the deceased. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cops Ready to Enforce National Curfew
[New Era] Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga has called on members of the public to cooperate with law enforcement in the strict implementation of the daily curfew imposed nationally between 20h00 and 05h00 to help curb the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 - Oshana Coping for Now
[New Era] Ongwediva -- With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Oshana, regional health director Johanna Haimene said they are working on a plan to increase the number of isolation beds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: City of Windhoek Calls On Vendors to Obey Permits
[Namibian] The City of Windhoek has called on street vendors in the capital to sell products only within the boundaries stipulated in their permits, as per the informal trading bylaw. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Teen Dies After Contracting Covid-19
[Namibian] Five more Namibians died of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Recalls Tainted Paracetamol
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has recalled a batch of paracetamol tablets, because the product contains black spots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: ART Roll-Out During Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibian] NAMIBIA shares a 1 425-kilometre border with Angola, the bigger part of which is open. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Mother Claims Medical Negligence in Baby's Death
[Namibian] THE mother of a five-month-old baby that died a day after undergoing a neck operation at the Oshakati State Hospital has accused the medical staff of negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: More Troops Raked in Against Covid-19
[Namibian] The Ministry of Health and Social Services has appointed 2 627 more workers to help in the fight against Covid-19 as more healthcare workers test positive for the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: One Death, 169 Covid-19 Recoveries
[Namibian] Namibia today recorded one Covid-19-related death at Rundu, health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Empty Covid Hospital Speaks of Success of Aggressive Preventive Measures
[Namibia Economist] Hangana Seafood's makeshift Covid hospital is empty after the last of 14 crew members who tested positive, was discharged last week, healthy and fit as a fiddle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Dirk Mudge Dies At 92
[Namibian] Veteran politician Dirk Mudge succumbed to Covid-19 last night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 100 Inmates Contract Covid-19
[Namibian] About 100 prisoners at the Windhoek Correctional Facility have contracted Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Tour De Windhoek in Jeopardy
[Namibian] The highlight on the local cycling calendar, the Pupkewitz Tour de Windhoek, is in danger of being cancelled this year due to Covid 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Local Covid-19 Docu-Series to Air On DStv
[Namibian] In a bid to spread awareness on the social effects brought by the outbreak of the coronavirus, local documentarians have captured behind the scenes effects, efforts and information surrounding the arrival of the virus in Africa and what has happened since. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Doctor Shares Own Experience Battling Virus
[New Era] After treating a patient who later tested positive with coronavirus, Fillemon Nakanduungile, a local doctor from Oshakati, became one of the many healthcare workers battling the virus today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Psemas Only Covers 'Pre-Operative' Virus Testing
[New Era] The Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) now covers the majority of the cost of a Covid-19 test, in fact up to 95% of the tariff, if a member is booked for surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coastal Businesses Taking Care of the Elderly
[Namibian] Several coastal businesses have undertaken initiatives to take care of pensioners during the Covid-19 lockdown period as part of their corporate social responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Annual Windhoek Jazz Festival Shelved Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibia Economist] Jazz lovers this year will be disappointed following the cancellation of the annual Windhoek Jazz Festival scheduled for November due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pandemic Delays Naming of New Gciriku Chief
[New Era] Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the Gciriku royal family could not meet last weekend to finalise the naming of a new traditional leader to take over from Hompa Kassian Shiyambi who died last year in November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Over 150 Medical Students Withdraw From Hospitals
[New Era] Over 150 medical students at the University of Namibia's School of Medicine have temporarily withdrawn from clinical settings, citing, among others, a lack of adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: How Humanitarian Crises Like Drought Increase Girls' Vulnerability
[UNFPA] Gobabis, Namibia -- Life has not been kind to Julien Konjak, 17. Since she gave birth at the age of 16, the negative response of her friends and community has been depressing for her. Her situation has been exacerbated by the country's ongoing drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 - Banks Under Pressure to Accelerate Digital Transformation
[Namibia Economist] The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across Africa has seen a surge in digital payments and e-commerce transactions as financial institutions scramble to offer businesses and consumers contactless ways of spending, borrowing and lending, and making payments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: WHO Renew Effort to Address the Hepatitis E Virus Outbreak in Namibia
[WHO] The Namibian government renewed its efforts in containing the Hepatitis E Virus (HEV), which was declared as an outbreak since 14 December 2017. To this end, the "Improving the national preparedness and response capacity to contain infectious disease outbreaks and other drought related public heath events in Namibia" project worth close to four million Namibian dollars was launched by the Embassy of Japan, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shikongo Warns Curfew Violators
[New Era] Khomas police chief Commissioner Joseph Shikongo has warned against citizens taking the Covid-19 state of emergency curfew lightly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Over 760,000 Receive Emergency Income Grant Payments
[New Era] Over 760 000 Namibians have so far benefited from the emergency income grant (EIG) that government started rolling out in April nationally to cushion the impact of Covid-19 on the less privileged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nujoma's Sister Dies After Contracting Covid-19
[Namibian] Founding president Sam Nujoma's sister Sofia Asino died of Covid-19 last week Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Windhoek Spring Fiesta Set for 2021
[New Era] The much anticipated Windhoek Spring Fiesta All White party (WSF) has been called off due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Team Namibia Calls for Businesses to Stand Together
[New Era] While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on businesses of all sizes, the crisis has also provided a further opportunity to reset and refocus, relying on the Namibian sense of community. This was the sentiment expressed at a recent on-line Team Namibia board meeting whereby the impact of Covid-19 was discussed and solutions sought to promote Namibian products and services in support of Namibian lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coronavirus Test Refusal a Crime
[Namibian] Refusing to be quarantined or tested for the novel coronavirus could earn those guilty of such conduct a fine of up to N$2 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Wrecks Oshana's Economy
[Namibian] MANY small and medium businesses in the Oshana region have been forced to shut down due to the economic downturn caused by Covid-19 and its offshoots, but hope for a recovery still lingers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Needs More ICUs
[Namibian] THE country still lacks human resources, intensive care units and equipment, and high-care units in its fight against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Opinion - the Role of Young Namibians Post-Covid-19
[New Era] We are living through a defining moment for the 21st Century, as we experience profound socio-economic disruptions. Covid-19 is not only a global health security challenge that has caused immense loss of life and human suffering, the true extent of its impacts will be most pronounced in the aftermath of the public health emergency. Anticipated economic vulnerabilities, recessions and mass unemployment threaten to further complicate the socio-political landscape. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Deaths at 22
[Namibian] NAMIBIA'S novel coronavirus deaths currently stand at 22 after the country today reported three new deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Update on National Response Measures for Covid-19
[Namibian] Windhoek -- PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says Namibia has reported more novel coronavirus cases in July than any other month and August is projected to record more cases. The president said it took Namibia 11 days to reach 3 000 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Statement by Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Migration to Stage 3
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- Your Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, Your Excellency, the Vice president, Right Honourable Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers, Ladies and gentlemen, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Statement by President Geingob During Covid-19 Media Briefing on Migration to Stage 3
[Government of Namibia] Since the onset of this pandemic, the world passed the milestone of 20 million COVID-19 cases. Also, in the last week, Africa passed the mark of one million confirmed cases. More than half of those are in South Africa, putting our region of Southern Africa at particular risk. We are seeing cases rise rapidly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Human Foetus Found At Karibib Dumpsite
[Namibian] The police in the Erongo region have opened a case of concealment of birth after a human foetus was discovered at a dumpsite at Karibib on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Haufiku Denies Itula Party Rumours
[Namibian] Former health minister Bernard Haufiku, whose appointment as special adviser to the Presidency on health was terminated on Monday, has denied allegations that he is poised for the vice president position in the newly formed political party the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news