Namibia: Ministry of Health Wants 4,000 Posts Filled
[Namibian] The Ministry of Health and Social Services is pushing for the creation of 4 612 positions at its facilities throughout the country, in response to acute staff shortages in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Tsumeb District Hospital Falling Apart
[Namibian] Broken toilets, dirty bathrooms, leaking basins and pipes are some of the challenges that the Tsumeb District Hospital is currently facing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Official Proposal to Legalise Cannabis Yet
[Namibian] Concerned groups advocating the legalisation of marijuana are yet to make official submissions to the relevant authorities on why Namibia should legalise the use of cannabis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New-Born Baby Found At Walvis Dumpsite
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The Namibian police in Erongo are investigating a case of murder and concealment of birth following the discovery of the corpse of a new-born baby boy at the Walvis Bay dumping site on Wednesday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Serious Food and Water Shortage in Khomas - Mcleod-Katjirua
[Namibian] There is a severe shortage of food and water in Windhoek rural constituencies, Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Exhibition to Enrich Health Profession's Perspectives
[New Era] The Museums Association of Namibia is conducting countrywide exhibitions portraying the then Nazi regime's 'Science of Race' and its implications for medical ethics (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 19 Hepatitis E Cases Reported in Otjozondjupa
[Namibian] The Otjozondjupa region has reported 19 new hepatitis E virus cases, with nine cases from the Okahandja district, says the ministry of health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Foreign Medical Graduates to Be Re-Evaluated
[Namibian] Foreign-trained medical graduates who were found to have been subjected to difficult evaluations last year in November can have a chance for re-evaluation in September this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: SA Pro-Cannabis Activists to Visit Namibia
[Namibian] SOUTH Africa's prominent pro-cannabis legalisation activists, also known as the 'Dagga couple', will be in Namibia during September for a public lecture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Enviro Initiative to Eradicate Hygiene-Related Diseases
[Namibian] STAKEHOLDERS at the launch of the Namibia Cleanliness Awareness Systems Awards (Namcasa) hailed environmental education as important in protecting the country's fragile environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2019 Marks 10 Years of Partnership through UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program
August 09, 2019 Chapel Hill, NCAs the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program turned ten this year, it expanded to include, for the first time, graduate students studying not only public health, but also nursing and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).Last month, the three 2019 fellows graduated from the program after ten weeks of working side-by-side with global health professionals atIntraHealth International. They analyzed data on family planning in Burkina Faso, created a tool to help health officials in Namibia quickly assess the quality of nursing care at their health facilitie...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Burkina Faso Namibia Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health IntraHealth-UNC Summer Fellows Gender Equality Nurses Source Type: news

Namibia: 'The Staff At the Clinic Are Very Friendly'
[New Era] Sometimes it is best to go where everyone does not know your name, but where you feel welcome just the same. It is that way for many sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Namibia, who bear the brunt of criticism, repulsion and stigmatism in almost all aspects of their daily lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Joins Fight Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
[Namibia Economist] The expansive Tsumkwe district which is home to the San community whose residents are particularly affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis, recently got a boost from the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Viral Hepatitis - Are You One of the Missing Millions?
[New Era] Yesterday, the world observed World Hepatitis Day under the theme 'Find the missing millions'. The event aimed to raise global awareness about viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as viral Hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D (HDV) and E (HEV). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HBV and HCV are the most common ones. In fact, WHO cautions that 325 million people worldwide are living with the two infections. Organisations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Says E-Cigarettes Don't Help Reduce Cancer
[Namibian] Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping to fight cancer, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette manufacturers about their latest products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 155 New Hepatitis E Cases Reported
[Namibian] The ministry of health has reported 155 new hepatitis E virus cases countrywide, with the most cases being in the Khomas and Erongo regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Convince Us Marijuana Is Healthy - Deputy Minister Kavetuna
[New Era] Swakopmund -The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Julieta Kavetuna says the legalisation of marijuana is very complex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study finds cultural differences in attitudes toward infidelity, jealousy
This study is part of a growing body of work over the last decade from social scientists who seek to be more inclusive and not just focus their research on western, educated, industrial, rich and democratic — also known as WEIRD — societies, Scelza said.“For a long time in psychology there was a tendency to use student samples from U.S. and European universities, and if they found a consistent result, extrapolate that as something that could be a ‘human universal,’” she said. “But there are many reasons to believe that people from WEIRD p opulations are unlikely to be representativ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Namibia: 'I Became Depressed Because of My Job'
[Namibian] WALKING into her first job was a dream come true for 21-year-old *Sandra until her mental health came crumbling down, as she was torn between her work and sanity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Men Do Not Prioritise Health Issues - Ongpin
[New Era] Windhoek -Majority of men do not prioritise health issues and have misinformation about HIV and health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pregnant Domestic Workers Face Hardship
[Namibian] Lack of maternity leave rights, sexual harassment, safety and lack of employment contracts continue to haunt domestic workers, according to a report of a study set to be released next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Free Kidney Screening for 5 000 Patients in Zambezi
[Namibian] THE management of a newly opened kidney and dialysis specialist centre at Katima Mulilo has vowed to do free screening for kidney diseases for 5 000 patients over the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cannabis Advocate Takes Shanghala to Task
[Namibian] Ganja Users of Namibia secretary general Borro Ndungula says members of the National Assembly should refrain from making untrue and misleading statements against cannabis legalisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Employee Claims Being Fired Over HIV Status
[New Era] Swakopmund -Walvis Bay resident Kenneth Beukes* says he was fired by a well-known tourism company for disclosing his HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Over 41 Million People in Southern Africa are Food Insecure
[Namibia Economist] A regional food security assessment indicates that southern Africa has a cereal deficit of more than 5.4 million tonnes this year following a subdued 2018/19 farming season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Employee Wellness Critical to Mental Heath
[Namibian] Health specialists have urged employers to take mental health and wellness at the workplace seriously, because it can affect company productivity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pharma's market: the man cleaning up Africa's meat
In Namibia a country of meat-lovers, vital expertise is needed to stop livestock spreading diseasesWreathed in barbecue smoke, Vetjaera Haakuria gestures at the men butchering meat and cooking it over hot coals behind his back. “What have you learned about the risks of eating this?” he asks his young audience, spotless in their white lab coats. “It might contain drug residues, right? And what about diseases?”It ’s nearly noon in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and the market is preparing grilled meat – known locally askapana – for the lunchtime rush. Everyone comes here, from co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Linda Nordling in Windhoek Tags: Namibia Africa World news Veterinary medicine Pharmacy and pharmacology Science Education Agriculture Health Animals Environment Medical research Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Provides Interns With Placements
[Namibian] THE health ministry's executive director, Ben Nangombe, says the ministry has placed more than 140 medical and dentistry interns in public hospitals across Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Foreign Medical Graduates Exonerated
[Namibian] THE pre-internship examination that foreign-trained medical graduates were subjected to last November has been found to be too difficult, unnecessary and out of context by experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Artificially Grown Meat Could Cause More Environmental Damage
[New Era] Artificially grown beef could generate longer-lasting and more damaging greenhouse gases than rearing cattle normally, according to a new scientific study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Medical Circumcision Offered Countrywide
[New Era] Windhoek -A number of health facilities throughout the country provide free Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services to the public, the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Split Over Legalisation of Marijuana
[Namibian] Government agencies are conflicted over legalising dagga in Namibia, with the national medicine regulator open to the plant's use if the law is changed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PrEP and Health Worker Training Are Protecting More Namibian Girls from HIV
June 27, 2019In the Oshikoto region of Namibia, the number of adolescent girls and young women taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) increased by over 100% in just three months—an uptick from 82 to 172. That means over twice as many at-risk girls and women are now lowering their risk of infection by using this daily medication.This is one of the early, promising results ofIntraHealth International and IntraHealth Namibia’s work on the USAID-funded Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored,& Safe (DREAMS) project, which is led by Project HOPE in Namibia.DREAMS is helping Namibia prevent new H...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Namibia Namibia DREAMS HIV & AIDS Gender Equality Youth Health Workers Source Type: news

Namibia: Seven Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed
[Namibian] Seven cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) have been confirmed in Windhoek, with four patients hospitalised, health executive director Ben Nangombe said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: The Kingdom of Eswatini Hosts the Polio 22nd Inter-Country Certification Committee Meeting
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini hosted the 22nd Inter-Country Certification Committee meeting (ICCC) from 11 to 13 June 2019 at Happy Valley Hotel in Ezulwini. The meeting was attended by representatives from Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini and members of the Africa Region Certification Committee (ARCC). The meeting launched in 2002 allows countries to support one another to ensure that Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy is implemented and progress fully documented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Swine Flu Hits Windhoek
[Namibian] Two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Windhoek this week, health executive director Ben Nangombe has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Extension Workers' Case Drags On
[Namibian] A meeting between unemployed health extension workers and legal representatives from the ministry of health held in Windhoek last Wednesday to resolve issues, was postponed to 10 July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Sachse Wins Final Sanlam Cancer Challenge
[Namibian] The Sanlam Cancer Golf Challenge saw a fine turnout of 47 players at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club over the past weekend, while N$4 260 was raised in the fight against cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Women's Rights Groups Dismayed By U.S. Abortion Move
[Namibian] The United States' relationship with Africa has always been somewhat strained, as unequal match ups often are, and president Donald Trump's abrasive rhetoric towards the region has not helped. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Safe Motherhood Initiative Launched
[New Era] Okahao -The Office of the First Lady Monica Geingos together with Ongwediva Medipark Academic Hospital once again hosted the Safe Motherhood Initiative campaign, which seeks to educate expecting mothers and their families on the importance of antenatal care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 207 Households Still Use Bucket Toilets in //Kharas
[Namibian] A total of 207 households in //Kharas still use bucket toilets, regional governor Lucia Basson has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 26 000 People On HIV Treatment
[Namibian] Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua says the number of people on treatment for HIV in Khomas region has increased, with 26 000 people, including children, accessing antiretroviral therapy. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: High Blood Pressure Medicine Out of Stock
[Namibian] The ministry of health is experiencing a shortage of amlodipine medication used to treat high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Education Department Hosts Workshop On Teenage Pregnancy
[New Era] Oshikoto Region, Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture, last week held a community mobilisation workshop on Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health Education which was organised by Regional Aids Committee of Education (Race). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Only 18 ICU Beds in Public Health Sector
[Namibian] THERE are only 18 intensive care unit beds at 350 centres in the public health sector in the whole country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Tobacco Plant Approval Draws Criticism
[Namibian] SEVERAL activists have spoken out against the government's decision to approve the N$14 billion tobacco plantation project in the Zambezi region, citing health and environmental concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: How Ghana Is Using Graphic Pictures to Cut Tobacco Use
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings on tobacco products. The other countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal and Seychelles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Only One Case of Congo Fever Confirmed
[New Era] Only one case linked to Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Three other cases suspected to be of the fever tested negative while two other cases' results are still pending. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Medipark Joins Congo Fever Fight
[Namibian] THE Ongwediva Medipark private hospital has joined the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in a partnership to fight the outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the Oshikoto region through a donation of medical equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Drought Linked to Congo Fever Outbreak
[New Era] ONGWEDIVA - The ongoing drought which is causing displeasure of animal movement in the country could be the cause of the recently reported outbreak of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Oshikoto Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news