Namibia: Country Records 70 New Covid-19 Cases
[Namibian] Namibia on Sunday recorded 70 new Covid-19 cases and 16 new recoveries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Shortens Isolation, Quarantine Periods
[New Era] In a bid to decongest hospitals and quarantine facilities, the government last week announced the isolation period for patients with confirmed coronavirus infections has been reduced to 10 days, while a negative test on the seventh day will end quarantine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Approaches IMF for Emergency Covid-19 Loan
[Namibia Economist] Namibia has applied to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loan through the institution's rapid financing instrument. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Birthday Funds Diverted to Covid-19
[New Era] President Hage Geingob yesterday instructed corporates and individuals not to place paid adverts in newspapers and other publications wishing him well on his birthday but instead to divert such money to the Covid-19 fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: One Economy Foundation Cancels Annual Gala Dinner
[Namibia Economist] The One Economy Foundation has announced with regret that due to COVID-19, they will not be hosting their annual gala dinner this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Approximately 5% of Health Workers Across Continent Are Infected With Covid-19
[Namibia Economist] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa. More than 10,000 health workers in the 40 countries which have reported on such infections have been infected with COVID-19 so far, a sign of the challenges medical staff on the frontline of the pandemic face. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Teachers Not Ready for School
[Namibian] The Teachers' Union of Namibia (TUN) says teachers are not ready to return to schools due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases and a lack of psychosocial support. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Mo Ibrahim Foundation Publishes Paper On Youth Perceptions of Covid-19
[Namibia Economist] The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has published its first Now Generation Network Survey findings on the impact of COVID-19, analysing youth perspectives on the challenges Africa faces as a direct result of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: HIV Patients Exposed to Covid-19
[Namibian] At least 100 patients may have been exposed to a confirmed coronavirus case, a health worker at the ARV clinic at Swakopmund said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Hospitality Sector Left With Crumbs
[Namibian] The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) has recorded a national average of less than 8% occupancy for the 76 institutions surveyed in June. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministerial Delegation to Be Quarantined
[Namibian] The high-level delegation that went to assess the Covid-19 situation at Walvis Bay and the Erongo region at large will be subjected to mandatory quarantine upon their return to Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, African Countries Grapple with Safely Easing Lockdowns
This article, originally published in UN’s Africa Renewal, has been updated to reflect the number of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths as of 29 June.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post As COVID-19 Cases Rise, African Countries Grapple with Safely Easing Lockdowns appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Franck Kuwonu, Afri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Franck Kuwonu Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Death Toll Rises to 7
[New Era] Covid-19 has claimed three more lives at Walvis Bay, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to seven. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Wage Subsidy for 860 Employers
[Namibian] The Social Security Commission will assist 860 companies who did not retrench workers (in May and June) with salary and wage payments by the end of this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Feachem Prevented HIV in Many Babies - Kamwi
[New Era] Former health minister Dr Richard Kamwi extolled the heroic role played by Professor Sir Richard Feachem for preventing Namibian babies being born with HIV that leads to Aids through the donor-funded Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: All Who Abetted Covid-19 Fugitive Face Charges - Police Chief Ndeitunga
[New Era] Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga has vowed everyone who aided and harboured Immanuel David, a Namibian-born South African passport holder, who entered the country illegally on 12 June by crossing the Orange River in a canoe, will be charged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Walvis Pre-Schools Receive Food
[Namibian] Global United, in partnership with Playtime Namibia, brought back the smiles of Walvis Bay pre-school owners and pupils last Saturday with a food donation to help them through the challenging lockdown period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: South Africa's Covid-19 Figures May be Warning for Rest of Continent - WHO
[DW] The WHO said South Africa's outbreak, which accounts for 61% of the continent's pandemic burden, could be a "precursor" for the region. Kenya, Zambia and Namibia are already seeing surging infection rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Mothers Launch Mask Business
[Namibian] SEVEN young mothers have launched a mask-manufacturing business through the United States government-funded DREAMS project in Windhoek last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Bikers Raise Funds for Cancer Association
[Namibia Economist] The Free Chapter Windhoek and Twenty 82 motorcycle communities hosted a 'Finding Chemo' fundraiser for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) and Kempen Claassens a biker fighting cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry Makes U-Turn On Resumption of Classes
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has postponed the resumption of face-to-face classes for Grades 11 and 12 at Swakopmund, Arandis and Walvis Bay for the next two days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Teachers Must Have Catch-Up Plans - Steenkamp
[New Era] Education ministry executive director Sanet Steenkamp said every teacher must have an academic recovery plan in order to accommodate pupils who could not resume face-to-face classes to catch up with others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Meatco Accused of Selling Sub-Standard Corned Beef
[Namibian] The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) is selling limited cans of sub-standard corned beef to staff, farmers' associations and members of the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Temporarily Grounds Conradie's Corruption Trial
[New Era] The trial of prominent Windhoek lawyer Dirk Conradie and his long-time friend Sara Ngenohani Damases hit another snag as Covid-19 restrictions means that his South African senior counsel Vas Soni cannot attend the hearing in the Windhoek High Court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Spotlight On Poor Housing
[New Era] Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) leader Mike Kavekotora says Covid-19 cases at Walvis Bay are getting out of hand, accusing government of only announcing new infections without taking decisive action to mitigate the impact of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 14-Day Quarantine Not Practical, Says Tourism Minister Shifeta
[New Era] Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta yesterday said although the government was hopeful of allowing an earlier phased opening of inbound tourists into the country, it was not practical to quarantine them for 14 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: China Delivers Medical Supplies Worth U.S.$268,000
[New Era] The Chinese embassy in Namibia has assisted the government with another batch of medical supplies worth N$4.3 million as part of the fight against Covid-19. The donation was handed over to health officials in Windhoek yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu Babies, Mothers Endure Cold in Ward
[New Era] Rundu -- Women in labour and those with new-borns in the maternity ward of the Rundu intermediate hospital are shivering from the current spell of cold weather due to the lack of space on the mattresses sprawled in the corridors they sleep. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Erongo Needs More Resources As COVID-19 Cases Rise
[Namibian] THE Erongo region, which is the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak, needs more quarantine and isolation facilities to deal with the increasing numbers of confirmed cases and their contacts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC and Russia Meet to Discuss Support On COVID-19 Response
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Russia met this week to discuss the COVID-19 situation in their respective jurisdictions where the Russian government presented a proposal regarding the availability of personal protective equipment and other medical equipment from Russian manufacturers to help the region in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: I Beat Depression - Roux-Che Locke
[New Era] The best advice she can give anyone is to always run their race at their own pace, adding people should not be afraid to wander off the beaten track and to follow their instincts as they navigate their way through this show called life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Local COVID-19 Death Registered
[Namibia Economist] The Minister of Health Kalumbi Shangula on Friday announced that the country has registered its first COVID-19 related death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: New Date For CHAN Tournament As CAF Makes Major Changes to Calendar
[New Era] The Brave Warriors of Namibia will now only get a chance to make a second appearance at the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament early next year, after CAF announced that the 2020 edition of the competition has been moved to January 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Institutions Pension Fund Tight-Lipped On Real COVID-19 Effect
[Namibian] Namibia's Government Institutions Pension Fund has to date not revealed what impact Covid-19 has had on investments, but has said diversified investments have kept the fund safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Status Quo Remains for Namibia
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob this afternoon said Namibia's 13 regions will remain in the current stage 4 of the Covid-19 state of emergency, while Erongo remains in stage 3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Update - President Geingob Announces Additional Measures for The Walvis Bay, Swakopmund & Arandis Local Authority Areas
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- Good afternoon, fellow Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Khomas Police Chief Out of the Woods
[Namibian] KHOMAS regional police commander, commissioner Joseph Shikongo has tested negative for the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Strict Regulations for Sanitiser Importers
[Namibian] IMPORTERS of hand sanitisers are expected to show an approval document from the Namibia Standards Institution to be able to supply the product locally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Namibian Govt Says Health Minister Moyo Lied About COVID-19 Test Kits Donation
[New Zimbabwe] Embattled Health Minister Obadiah Moyo is back in the limelight for all the wrong reasons after Namibian authorities have dismissed recent claims by the government official the neighbouring country donated 4 449 rapid result test kits to Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Scores Rally to Protest Abortion
[New Era] A group of anti-abortion activists rallied in Windhoek yesterday against calls to legalise abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Swartbooi Calls for Robust Abortion Talk
[Namibian] THE Landless People's Movement says the ongoing discussions about the legalisation of abortion must include other social issues to find solutions for the root cause of abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Making Abortion Safe and Legal
[New Era] The abortion debate post-independence was started by Dr Libertina Amathila, the then minister of health. During this debate, she highlighted the statistics of girls and women that had lost lives due to unsafe abortions and the actual number of women and girls that had proffered an abortion. This motion was denied. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Virus Isolation Unit At Rundu Completed
[New Era] The Covid-19 isolation facility built at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital, at the cost of N$3 million, has been completed in response to the national battle against the pandemic in Kavango East region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Cases May Peak to 700
[Namibian] EXPERTS say Namibia may see the number of Covid-19 cases jumping to roughly 700 by August, which could be the country's peak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mass Testing At School After Pupil Tests Positive
[Namibian] The Oshana education directorate has temporarily closed Mweshipandeka Secondary School after one of its pupils tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Kavango Regions Record Nearly 7 000 Malaria Cases
[New Era] Cecilia Iyambo (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Swakopmund, Arandis Ready for COVID-19
[Namibian] THE RESIDENTS of Swakopmund and Arandis say they will do everything they can to adhere to the lockdown regulations and curb the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob, Venaani Congratulate Chakwera
[New Era] President Hage Geingob yesterday joined several other African leaders in sending congratulatory messages to Malawi's new President Lazarus Chakwera, on his victory in the country's presidential elections re-run. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Anti-Abortion Petition Picks Up Steam
[Namibian] A PRO-LIFE movement sparked by a recent surge in calls to legalise abortion in Namibia is picking up steam through a petition which by Friday morning had garnered over 9 000 signatures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news