Namibia: Rundu Gets N$53m Maternity Ward
[New Era] Rundu -- The long-awaited refurbishment of the maternity ward at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital has finally been completed after construction started six years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Mine Supports Efforts to Fight Covid-19
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -- //Kharas governor Aletha Frederick says port health services play an important role in the prevention (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Embassy Supports Public Health Sector to Covid-19 Fight
[Namibia Economist] The US Embassy is supporting 24 new public health jobs at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to continue the fight on COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Growing Disregard of Virus Rules Concerns Shangula
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has expressed concern about the growing disregard for the Covid-19 regulations and protocols. There has been an evident disregard of Covid-19 regulations and protocols as political campaigns intensified in the last couple of weeks ahead of tomorrow's regional council and local authority elections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Relief Fund for the Arts Benefits 143 Individuals, 42 Organisations and 51 Groups
[Namibia Economist] The temporary project based relief fund to support the cultural and creative industries managed to benefit 143 individuals, 42 organisations and 51 groups across the country since it was launched in June. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: N$500 Million Covid-19 SME Loan Scheme Commences
[Namibia Economist] The Minister of Finance, Ipumbu Shiimi, recently said that the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed the vulnerability of small businesses and start-ups to external shocks, but it also highlights the importance of the sector in the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Loans to Be Made Through Commercial Banks
[New Era] Government, in partnership with the participating commercial banking institutions and with financial support of the Bank of Namibia, on Friday announced the commencement of the Covid-19 SME loan scheme to the tune of N$500 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: State-of-the-Art Neonatal Unit for Swakopmund
[Namibian] THE government has provided about N$27 million for the construction of a modern neonatal unit and a mothers' shelter at Swakopmund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Otweya Residents Receive Counselling
[Namibian] OTWEYA residents at Walvis Bay are receiving counselling to help them deal with their tragedy that caused them to loose their belongings and the life of a baby in a fire a few months ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 to Hit SMEs Particularly Hard - IMF
[New Era] The domestic recession exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic is still to affect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) particularly hard. These smaller firms are typically more vulnerable than their larger counterparts, due to, among other factors, their limited financial buffers and reliable access to credit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Food Shortages Force Pupils to Drop Out of School
[New Era] Eleven grade 1 learners dropped out of the Tuguva Combined School in the Kavango West region, since last week Monday when the school ran out of meals through the school-feeding programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Calls for Emergency Meeting On Food-and-Mouth Disease
[Namibian] THE Namibian livestock industry has hosted a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) emergency meeting after a new outbreak was reported in the Kavango West region last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coastal Store Raises Funds for Cancer
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association received a donation of N$12, 815, which was raised through the #thinkpink challenge throughout October, to mark #BreastCancerAwarnessMonth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Prostate Cancer Still the Most Diagnosed Form of Cancer in Local Men
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) has again embarked on a wave of blue hope in support of men's health this November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Fears As Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreads Inland
[New Era] The foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in the Kavango West has spread further to more villages, veterinary authorities confirmed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa Must not Assume a ‘Business as Usual’ Approach to COVID-19 Recovery
Jennifer Cynthia Nyakonga, a 24-year-old teacher in Palabek Refugee Settlement, Uganda in class. Following closure of schools due to COVID-19, many of the girls have gotten pregnant and some have repatriated back to South Sudan. Photo credits: Emmanuel Museruka/Oxfam.By Peter Kamalingin B.L.NAIROBI, Nov 3 2020 (IPS) The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa’s population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor. Millions are being pushed further into hunger and poverty. Children have been forced out of school with many of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peter Kamalingin Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Namibia: School Goes Four Months Without Water
[New Era] The Okaoko-Otavi Combined School has been without running water since May despite government allocating money towards the construction and renovation of ablution facilities to intensify the fight against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pandemic Disrupts Kiswahili Adoption Plans
[New Era] The ministry of education says the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted plans aimed at introducing Africa's most internationally recognised language, Kiswahili, in Namibian classrooms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Dreams Ambassadors Instrumental in Expanding HIV Education From 21,000 to 64,000 Prospects
[Namibia Economist] The first group of young women to complete the DREAMS Ambassadors programme on HIV prevention, containment and lifestyle management, has just graduated. From here on, the ambassadors will mobilize and support participation in the programme in their respective communities in Windhoek, Katima, Onandjokwe, Omuthiya and Tsumeb. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 - Crowded Dormitories Put Pupils At Risk
[New Era] Oshakati -- Members of the Oshana Covid-19 task force this week visited the Iipumbu Senior Secondary School at Oshakati where a number of pupils have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Vulnerable Communities Receive Food Parcels
[Namibia Economist] Over the past weekend, 50 vulnerable households in Woeregemoed, Rooisand, Areb Naugas and Stink Water received food parcels. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Debeers Diamond Production Decreases By 43%
[Namibia Economist] Debeers' diamond production in Namibia decreased by 43% to 0.2 million carats as the marine fleet suspended production for part of third quarter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Breaks Out in Kavango West
[New Era] Rundu -- The veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle at Sivara in the Kapako constituency of Kavango West. The directorate of veterinary services (DVS) under the ministry of agriculture announced the new outbreak yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shortage of Anti-Psychotic Drugs Hits Hospital
[New Era] Nurses at Oshakati state hospital are complaining of being attacked by patients at the psychiatric ward due to shortage of anti-psychotic medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Households Struggle to Retain Income Levels - Report
[New Era] The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Namibian households and overall affected both households and individuals in multiple ways. More often than not, the pandemic had a negative effect on the income of many households - either because household members lost their jobs or their work hours were severely reduced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Investment in Innovation Needed for More Productivity
[New Era] The Covid-19 pandemic has put an end to the 'business-as-usual' notion hence the increase in the need for innovation. This is according to Utoni Nujoma, Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, when speaking at the launch of Namibia's Productivity Awareness Campaign week. Nujoma noted that Namibia needs to move away from the traditional thought of innovation as just being about new products and services and should strive towards the adaption of innovation as a new way of working - (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mom Has High Hopes for Baby Born Without Limbs
[New Era] An unemployed mother to a 14-month-old baby girl, who was born with a rare condition, where she has no bones in her arm and leg, hopes to see her daughter lead a normal life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rapid Adaptation of HIV Treatment Programs in Response to COVID-19 - Namibia, 2020
This report describes the rapid adaptation of human immunodeficiency virus treatment programs during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 22, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] HIV Prevention HIV/AIDS MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Deaths Reduced By 40%
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has recorded a 40% reduction in Covid-19 deaths and a 60% reduction in new cases in the past four weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Risk of a Second Covid-19 Wave Remains Real and Possible, Says Geingob
[Namibia Economist] The Risk of a Second Covid-19 wave remains real and possible as this has been observed in recent weeks and months in other countries, the President, HE Dr Hage Geingob said Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: EU-Namibia Political Dialogue Looks At Resolving Global Challenges
[Namibia Economist] The European Union and Namibia late last month took part in a political dialogue engaging in an in-depth discussion on a number of topics of shared interest, ranging from the multilateral order, AU-EU relations, climate change, biodiversity and green-recovery to the Covid-19 response and economic recovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Over 600 Battle Skin Disease in Kavango
[New Era] Rundu -- In the past nine months, about 634 cases of scabies have been recorded among the San community in the two Kavango regions, with the highest numbers reported in the Ndama informal settlement in Rundu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: International Reserves Decline Due to Covid-19 Expenditure
[New Era] Namibia's stock of international reserves held by the Bank of Namibia (BoN) decreased both on an annual and quarterly basis at the end of the second quarter of 2020. The stock of international reserves declined by 3.7% quarter-on-quarter and 5% year-on-year to N$31.8 billion, which the central bank said is still adequate to sustain the currency peg between the Namibia dollar and the South African rand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: National Airline to Restart Flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town
[Namibia Economist] National airline, Air Namibia on Monday announced that they will launch weekly flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town from 28 October. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Old Mutual Financially Supports Recruitment of Covid-19 Medical Workers
[Namibia Economist] Insurance giant, Old Mutual Namibia this week handed over financial support of N$1.3 million to the National Disaster Fund geared at the temporary recruitment of medical workers to assist on the frontlines against COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Namibia Removed From List of Covid-19 Risk Countries
[Namibia Economist] The Namibian Embassy in Berlin last week Friday finalised the visa applications for a 15-member Robert Koch Institute delegation that departed on Saturday, 17 October, to Namibia on the invitation of Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, the Minister of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: It's Not Just the Flu, Woman Says After Battle With Covid-19
[Namibian] Lydia Hewicke (53) says it was her faith in God that pulled her through a 10-week battle with the feared novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Private Airlines Resume Flights to South Africa
[Namibian] NAMIBIA'S private airline FlyWestair along with South Africa's Airlink last week connected Namibia to South Africa following the opening of borders for travelling between the neighbouring countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia Improves HIV Care through Training and High-Quality Services
October 16, 2020Between 2015 and 2019, IntraHealth International’sUSAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project (UTAP) helped 42,578 HIV-positive clients in Namibia begin antiretroviral therapy (ART), conducted a nurse training program, increased the number of community adherence groups from 40 to 484, and helped roll out an electronic patient management system for the country.In 2018, an estimated200,000 people were living with HIV in Namibia, with regions in the north and capital city having thehighest burden. Now Namibia is one of three sub-Saharan African countries that have achieved the UNAIDS 90-90-9...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Namibia USAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project & AIDS Source Type: news

Namibia: Protesters Call for Vetting of Lecturers' Sexual History
[Namibian] PROTESTERS demonstrating against sexual and gender-based violence yesterday demanded institutions of higher learning to interrogate sexual relationships between lecturers and students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Angry Parents Pull 500 Pupils Out of School
[New Era] More than 500 learners at Omundudu Combined School were withdrawn by their parents pending investigations and a hearing into the alleged misconduct involving two senior staff accused of contravening the Public Service Act of 1995. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Heavy Job Losses and Salary Cuts As Covid-19 Takes Its Toll On Hardap Tourism
[New Era] Mariental -- The cascading effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism market in the Hardap region in a big way, with many facilities located in close proximity to the Namib Desert finding it hard to open for business as most of them rely mainly on international tourists to make ends meet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 a Wake-Up Call - Mbumba
[New Era] Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba has said that the ongoing Covid-19 is "a wake-up call" and the SADC region's members of parliament must adapt to the new norm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Delays Lawyer's Theft Case
[New Era] Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller on Monday warned lawyer Hipura Ujaha that he must be ready to commence with the trial of 43-year-old estate administrator Mervin Kozonguizi if he is declared fit to stand trial on 16 November this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Early Disability Detection Is Key
[Namibian] EARLY detection and intervention are key in giving children with disabilities the best chance of a quality life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Studying Agriculture Not an Embarrassment
[New Era] We are in the midst of a health and economic crisis which has drastically changed the way we do things. The pessimists will say the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has come to turn our lives upside down but the optimists among us will say that it is opening our eyes, forcing us out of our comfort zones and making us do things we have never attempted to do before. And therefore, despite the challenges we face and the hardships we are enduring because of Covid-19, we must look to the future with hope and opt (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Kavango West Isolation Facility Completed
[New Era] Rundu -- The Kavango West region finally has its own Covid-19 isolation facility after months of referring cases to Rundu hospital for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Kudos for Namibia's Pandemic Response
[New Era] Namibia's response to the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has drawn praise and admiration, with a top delegate during the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), saying it "offers priceless lessons to be shared". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry Can't Afford 322 TB Health Workers
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services lacks the financial means to employ 322 tuberculosis (TB) community health workers countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Stiff Penalties for Non-Compliance of Covid-19 Public'
[Namibia Economist] The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on Monday reiterated that the country's Public and environmental health Act which is currently in force, prescribes stiff penalties for non-compliance, hence citizens have to comply irrespective of the circumstances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news