Namibia: Health Ministry Gags Employees
[Namibian] THE health ministry has banned all its staff members from providing information to the media, a circular sent by permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Device Offers Hope to Kenyan Children With Cerebral Palsy
[Namibian] At the age of three, Esther Wamuyu's grandson could be running around with other children while learning a few things from the youngsters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Disabled At Sight, Very Capable At Table
[Namibia Economist] Have you ever experienced eating in the dark? Now is your chance to do so, by supporting Labonne Table Restaurant and the Namibian Federation of the Visually Impaired (NFVI) on their Blind Dinner Experience on 27 June and 02 July 2016. The Experience aims to raise funds through ticket sales, by creating awareness for the blind and challenging the stereotype that a visually impaired person is not employable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Financial Sector Given Clean Bill of Health
[Namibia Economist] The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Mr. Ebson Uanguta this week gave the banking and non-banking financial sectors a clean bill of health when he presented the Financial Sector Financial Stability Report for 2016. He made the presentation to a packed audience in the Bank of Namibia's auditorium, highlighting that both sectors remained profitable and posed no systematic risks to the economy. Of concern to Uanguta however was the level of household and corporate indebtedness which he said required co (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Case of FMD Since January
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has refuted claims that there is an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in the Ohangwena region, following various reports that the disease had re-emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: HIV, High Blood Pressure Prevalent in Prisons
[New Era] Windhoek -High blood pressure, treatment for HIV/Aids and dental diseases were among the top ten reasons inmates visited the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) clinics during 2013 and 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: FMD Outbreak a False Alarm
[New Era] Windhoek -Chief veterinary officer of the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) Dr Milton Maseke yesterday assured Namibians that the country is still foot-and-mouth disease free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: UNAM's New Graduate Doctors Now Registered
[New Era] Windhoek -All medical doctors who recently graduated from the University of Namibia (Unam) and have applied for registration as medical interns with the Medical and Dental Council of Namibia were registered accordingly, New Era has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Majority of Prisoners Are Youths
[Namibian] SHOCKING figures released by the Namibian Correctional Service show that out of 3 645 inmates currently at correctional facilities countrywide, 2 187 are under 30 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: The Unquiet of a Psychiatric Ward
[Namibian] Most people hate being here. They talk about killing themselves, not because they want to die, but because they want to get out of hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Maize Imports Raise Fear of GMO
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia is expected to import some 160 000 tonnes of maize this year to feed the poor and needy and with that, the danger of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in such maize is looming again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Abortion Accounts for 21 Percent of Maternal Deaths
[Namibian] COMPLICATIONS caused by illegal abortions in Namibia account for 21% of maternal deaths in the country, the United Nations Population Fund said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 6, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Chinese Acupuncture a Blessing for Namibians
[Focac] Windhoek -Many Namibians continue to testify to the benefits of the Chinese Acupuncture treatment offered by Chinese doctors at the Katutura hospital in the capital Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Windhoek Central Hospital Overwhelmed
[Namibian] The Windhoek Central Hospital has had once again to convert some corridors as wards after the number of patients shot over the 855 bed capacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geka Pharma Joins Fight Against Cancer
[Namibia Economist] Geka Pharma donated N$100,000 to the Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia (CHICA) fund of the Cancer Association of Namibia earlier this week. The donation will go towards the fund supporting Children Fighting Cancer in Namibia (CHICA), and is earmarked specifically for less-fortunate young Namibians, who need nappies, nutritional supplements, and food and formula milk products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Yellow Fever Case Confirmed
[Namibian] Health minister Bernard Haufiku announced yesterday in parliament that one case of yellow fever has been confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Plans for Hospital Hang in Balance
[Namibian] GOVERNMENT has not done anything regarding a third hospital proposed 10 years ago for Windhoek, despite setting money aside for the project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths Reduced
[Namibian] MALARIA cases and deaths have been reduced by 98% and 95% respectively from 2001 until 2015. This was said by deputy health minister Juliet Kavetuna during the commemoration of World Malaria Day at Outapi in the Omusati region on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Gruesome Childbirths Push Rural Girls in Uganda Into Midwifery
[Namibian] Moroto -Untold stories of gruesome childbirths compounded by cultural beliefs and remoteness are pushing young women in rural Uganda into midwifery to stop the trend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths in Namibia Down By 95 Percent - Kavetuna
[New Era] Outapi -Namibia has made tremendous progress in reducing malaria cases by 98 percent and deaths by 95 percent between 2001 and 2015. The country has thus met the Abuja Target and Millennium Development Goal 6 of reducing malaria mortality and morbidly by 60 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths Down By 95 Percent
[New Era] Outapi -Namibia has made tremendous progress in reducing malaria cases by 98 percent and deaths by 95 percent between 2001 and 2015. The country has thus met the Abuja Target and Millennium Development Goal 6 of reducing malaria mortality and morbidly by 60 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Hearing Loss Seeks Earliest Intervention
[Namibia Economist] To mark the end of the project 'Empowerment through Education', the EU and the Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH) organized two events this month which included the launch of the documentary 'Joelma's story', one of the project beneficiaries as well as an academic seminar on "Early Identification, Early Education and Parents' Empowerment" forCchildren with Hearing Loss at the Windhoek Country Club. Speaking at the one day seminar for education, health (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Lung Protection Features High On Safety Agenda
[Namibia Economist] The Chamber of Mines reported in its latest newsletter that a workshop on occupational safety for people working in the uranium industry, was recently conducted by the Uranium Institute in Swakopmund. The Namibia Uranium Association and the Institute in Swakopmund, in conjunction with the Lung Clinic, 3M, and NEHC, held two one-day respiratory workshops earlier in March with over 50 people from local mines and industries attending and receiving certificates for their participation. "The event was opened by (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mict Helps With the Fight Against HIV/Aids
[Namibia Economist] Honourable Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) handed over Mass Media Campaign Materials for Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Voluntary Medial Male Circumcision (VMMC) to Honourable Dr. Bernhard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services last week. Tweya said that these materials are designed and produced by MICT and that they are charged with the responsibility of developing concepts to provide improved coordination of national mobilization (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: A Blue Month for Men
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) launched its first ever, Men's Breakfast on 21 April, which will be held at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre on 4 June to kick start their "Blue Month" in support of men fighting cancer in Namibia. Rolf Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of CAN said because male cancer, especially prostate cancer is becoming more prevalent, they have decided to dedicate the month of June to male cancer. "In 2015 we recorded 3154 cases of male cancer compared to 2343 in 20 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Better Nurses, Quicker Convalescence
[Namibia Economist] Ohorongo Cement through its corporate social investment vehicle, the Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust last week announced its support for three nursing students, Henry Dollar, Helena Hofeni and Clement Samati. Together, the three will receive financial support exceeding N$60,000 this year. The three bursary recipients have been selected in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Dollar is enrolled at Welwitschia University while Samati and Hofeni study at UNAM. horongo Cement said it ap (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Orphanage Ventures Into Horticulture
[New Era] The categorisation of Namibia as an upper middle-income country has left many orphanages, charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a state of limbo as donors have gradually withdrawn financial assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: 17 000 Youth Live With HIV - Report
[Namibian] AN ESTIMATED 17 000 youths between 10 and 19 years are living with HIV in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Exports 70 Tonnes of ARVs to Namibia
[East African] The shipping of 70 tonnes of anti-retroviral medicines worth $4 million by Uganda's Cipla Quality Chemicals Ltd to Namibia last week -- the single largest export order for an East African pharmaceutical company -- has been hailed as a game-changer for the Kampala-based drugs maker. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Paracetamol to Angola for Yellow Fever
[Namibia Economist] The Namibian Ambassador to Angola, HE Grace Uushona last week presented a gift of Yellow Fever vaccine from the Namibian Government to the Angolan Minister of Health, Hon Luis Gomes Sambo, in Luanda. The handover ceremony took place on World Health Day, 07 April. "At a time when the people of Angola are facing the outbreak of Yellow Fever, I am delighted to hand over today, on behalf of the people and Government of Namibia, a donation of medical equipment and supplies to the people and Government of Angola (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Dies After 13 Years in a Coma
[Namibian] ALMA Itope-Tobias, who has been in a coma in the Oshakati State Hospital since 5 June 2003, died last week. She was 43 years old. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Gives Birth to Twins, Triplets Twice
[Namibian] TRUE to the adage that the elephant does not feel the weight of its tusks, Taimi Handjaba, who has had two sets of twins, two sets of triplets and another single birth, handles her brood with ease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 18, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Slacking in Circumcision Target
[Namibian] THE male voluntary circumcision advert launched in Windhoek yesterday says: Get the smart cut, it's easy, safe and simple. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Fewer Aids Deaths Recorded
[Namibian] THE health ministry says about 143 000 people were on anti-retroviral therapy last year alone at hospitals across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Ongwediva Medipark Performs Historic Kidney Transplant
[New Era] The medical team at the privately-owned Ongwediva Medipark - with the assistance of medical specialists from South Africa - this week successfully performed the first-ever kidney transplant in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Aspiring Medical Student Appeals for Funding
[New Era] The future of a young Namibian man looks bleak as he struggles to raise funds for his studies at a medical school in Russia. The 28-year-old hopeful, Amon Junias, is seeking financial help after he got accepted to study general medicine at Irkutsk State Medical University in Russia, where he is expected to fork out US$4 800 (about N$72 000) for his studies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Malaria Elimination in Southern Africa
[Namibian] NAMIBIA is a large and sparsely populated country on the edge of the malaria map in southern Africa with two thirds of the population at risk from the disease, and most cases occurring in the north of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: National Cancer Outreach Programme
[Namibian] THE Cancer Association of Namibia says every Namibian can do their part to make the fight against cancer a stronger battle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Angolans in Namibia Pray for the Sick
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan community in the neighbouring Republic of Namibia held on Sunday in Windhoek a prayer meeting for the sick in the country, following the yellow fever outbreak and other diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Stocks Up On ARVs
[Namibian] ANTI-RETROVIRAL drugs which were bought from Ugandan company Cipla Quality Chemicals arrived in Namibia on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: I Feel Like a New Person - Kidney Transplant Patient
[Namibian] NAMIBIA'S first kidney transplant patient, Bernard Maswahu (59), says he feels like a new person. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 63 Tonnes of ARVs Arrive At Hosea Kutako
[Namibian] A consignment of 63 tonnes of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs arrived at the Hosea Kutako International Airport on Friday and another consignment of the drug is expected to arrive in the next few days. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Namibia Joins Efforts to Fight Yellow Fever
[ANGOP] Luanda -The ambassador of Namibia to Angola, Cláudia Grace Uushona Thursday, in Luanda, delivered a donation of medicines, consisting of 10.200 paracetamol boxes of 120 and 500 mg, respectively, and 1.800 syringes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Little Boy’ Devouring African Food
Credit: Anne Holmes/IPSBy Jeff WilliamsMombasa, Kenya, Apr 7 2016 (IPS)There is a ‘Little Boy’ who has nothing to do with the atomic bomb that the United States dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. This time it is about another ‘Little Boy’ who has been devastating the harvests in many regions, especially in Africa. This ‘Little Boy’ (from El Niño in Spanish) is a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific including the coasts of South America. In Latin America the term “El Niño” refers to the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jeff Williams Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Namibia: Medicine Stockout Deepens
[Namibian] FOUR hospitals in Namibia are experiencing a shortage of antiretroviral medicines, The Namibian has learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pregnant and Regretful
[Namibian] THERE are various reasons why many schoolgirls who fall pregnant are reluctant to return to the classroom to continue their education, despite a government policy which allows them to do so. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Brain Units, Consciousness and Mental Health
[Namibian] THE human brain consists of three functional units. The renowned Soviet neuropsychologist, Alexandr Luria, who studied the brain for many decades, maintained that these were the attention-arousal, the perception-memory and the planning units. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Haufiku Proud of Transplant Pioneers
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Bernard Haufiku expressed pride in the medical team which performed Namibia's first-ever successful kidney transplant this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Can You Get STI From a Toilet Seat?
[Namibian] THERE is nothing worse than desperately needing to use the toilet when the only options are service stations or public toilets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Psychological maladjustment of Asian and African peacekeepers in Liberia and its related factors - Chen S, Sun X, Zhang L, Kong L, Chen L, Guo J, Lin H, Chen C, Yao G.
This study aimed to investigate the maladjustment of Asian (Bangladeshi, Pakistani) and African (Nigerian, Namibian, Ghanaian) peacekeepers and its major influence factors. By random cluster sampling, 300 Asian peacekeepers and 271 African peacekeepers wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news