Namibia: Windhoek Receives 20 000 Masks From Shanghai
[New Era] Shanghai, one of the four municipalities of the People's Republic of China and a sister city to Windhoek, has donated 20 000 face masks to help the Namibia capital city to contain the pandemic that has sickened millions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: We Are Guilty - Geingob
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob yesterday admitted contravening the lockdown regulations when the Swapo Party held a birthday celebration in April at parliament in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Eases COVID-19 Restrictions
[Namibian] ALL 14 regions of the country will on Monday migrate to stage 3 of the lockdown exit strategy for the next 28 days - except for Walvis Bay, which will go back to stage 1 until 8 June. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: High-risk Walvis Bay Under Total Lockdown
[New Era] Walvis Bay Urban constituency councillor Knowledge Ipinge yesterday welcomed President Hage Geingob's decision to place the coastal town under tighter Covid-19 restrictions with immediate effect, saying it was a proactive and applaudable move by government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: President Geingob Eases COVID-19 Restrictions & Appeals for Personal Vigilance
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Fellow Namibians, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pupils to Be Divided Into Smaller Groups for Teaching
[Namibian] Pupils will be divided into smaller groups for teaching when schools reopen on 3 June, the executive director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibian Dies of COVID-19 in UK
[Namibian] A NAMIBIAN died of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Moody's Downgrades Country's Credit Rating Outlook From Stable to Negative
[Namibia Economist] International rating agency, Moody's Investors Service, has affirmed Namibia's long term foreign currency credit rating at Ba2 but changed the outlook on the rating to negative from stable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Authorities Probe Dumping of Medical Waste
[New Era] Highly infectious medical waste comprising of needles and syringes, circumcision blades, dirty linens and contraceptive implants were discovered about 50 metres from houses in Windhoek's Goreangab area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: African Swine Fever Contained in Omusati
[New Era] The African swine fever that has killed close to 300 pigs in parts of the Omusati region, with an enormous and costly impact on small-scale farmers in the region has been successfully contained. The Chief Veterinarian Officer, Dr Josephat Peter in the region said they have not reported any cases of African fever since last week. Peter said residents of Omusati successfully adhered to the biosecurity measures in place to prevent the introduction of the virus into big herds. Since the swine fever initially e (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Evicted During COVID-19 Crisis
[Namibian] Tenants at a dilapidated government building at Khorixas have until Saturday to move out. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cross-Border Truck Drivers Fired for Breaking Quarantine
[Namibian] Two cross-border truck drivers employed by FP du Toit Transport lost their jobs allegedly for breaking quarantine at Walvis Bay on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths At 32
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula says 32 people died of malaria since January 2020. Responding to questions from The Namibian this week, Shangula said malaria cases jumped from 2 405 in 2019 to 10 921 since January 2020 to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Dumped in Pit Latrine
[Namibian] A newborn baby's body was found dumped in a pit latrine in the DRC informal settlement on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Schools to Resume in June
[Namibian] THE ministry of education today said schools will begin with face to face classes in phases, with grade 11 and 12 resuming classes on 3 June. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Death Speculation Dismissed
[Namibian] The Ministry of Health and Social Services says the man who died at Mariental State Hospital on Friday did not succumb to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Bosses Fight Job Cut Ban
[Namibian] Two organisations representing Namibian employers have launched a High Court case against the president, the government and trade unions to have the suspension of parts of the Labour Act during Namibia's Covid-19 state of emergency declared unconstitutional. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Warns Against Misleading Information On COVID-19
[Namibian] Deputy health minister Esther Muinjangue has urged the media to verify information and not incite panic among the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Musicians Arrested for Violating Lockdown Rules
[Namibian] Sevveral local musicians were arrested last night for allegedly violating lockdown regulation at Funky Lab in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Worrisome Drug Use On the Rise
[New Era] The increase of drug use following the restriction of alcohol during the Covid-19 lockdown continues to be observed, according to the Namibian Police. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry Rejects Request to Resume Classes
[New Era] The education ministry has rejected a formal request by private schools to resume with face-to-face learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The request came days after government announced that face-to-face classes would only resume by 3 August later this year as part of measures to help contain the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Nurse ’s View from the Front Lines of COVID-19 in Namibia
By Irine Chelag ’at Birir , Nurse mentor ; Katherine Seaton, Former editorial officer, IntraHealth InternationalMay 12, 2020Irine Chelag’at Birir is a nurse in Namibia. We asked her to tell us more about her job, including how COVID-19 is affecting work for her and her fellow nurses in the country.Here’s what she told us.Why did you become a nurse?I grew up in a remote village in Kenya. My neighbor’s daughters were nurses and I admired the way they came home in uniform.When I received my acceptance letter from the nursing school, I was so happy, I was over the moon. The joy couldn't be described...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: COVID-19 International Nurses Day Global health security Nursing & Midwifery 2020 Youth Source Type: news

Africa: Meeting Africa's Liquidity Needs While Protecting Market Access - Appeal from Finance & Development Ministers
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Statement co-signed by the ministers of finance and / or ministers of development of the following countries: Angola, Cameroun, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Call for Immediate Resumption of Critical Grades
[New Era] Former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, who is a teacher by profession, has suggested learners who are in critical grades, especially in grade 11 and 12 should resume classes because not every child can afford online learning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ngato VTC Unveils Handwashing Instrument
[New Era] Rundu -To curb the further spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic, founder of Ngato Vocational Training Centre (VTC) Fernando Kaushiwetu and his students recently developed a locally-made handwashing instrument to sanitize hands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 500 Retrenched During Lockdown
[Namibian] A total of 543 employees were retrenched at 10 companies during the lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: African Swine Fever Kills 61 Pigs
[New Era] Health authorities in Omusati yesterday said 61 pigs have died from African swine fever following an outbreak in the region, affecting nearly 200 animals. Omusati State veterinarian Josephat Peter confirmed the outbreak, saying a local farmer reported the first case on 17 March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: San in Kavango West Trapped in Extreme Poverty
[New Era] NKURENKURU -The San community near Nkurenkuru are still subjected to living in extreme poverty, as they still have no access to basic needs such as proper shelter, food and water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Gives U.S.$6,7 Million for COVID-19 Response
[New Era] US Ambassador Lisa A. Johnson announced last Friday that the government of the United States of America is providing N$100 million to help Namibia fight the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought to a halt the country's economic and social activities as it has done globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: N$2 000 for Not Wearing a Mask
[Namibian] MEMBERS of the public who are found without a mask in public will be fined N$2 000 or face six months' imprisonment. This according to stage 2 regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Wearing of Masks Mandatory
[Namibian] AS of today Namibians are urged to wear masks when in public as part of stage 2 of the national lockdown exit strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: National Airline to Resume Domestic Flights
[Namibian] Namibia's troubled national airline, Air Namibia, will resume domestic flights on Wednesday next week, the airline announced on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Launch Statement: National Employment and Salary Protection Scheme of the Economic Stimulus and Relief Package
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Fellow Namibians, Members of the media, Ladies and gentlemen, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Creating Access for All
Leave No One Behind (LNOB) a disability accessibility standard for all public buildings and infrastructure has been created in Namibia (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 30, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Africa Source Type: news

Namibia: Family Planning Open During Lockdown
[Namibian] DUE to the Covid-19 lockdown Namibians have been uncertain about whether family planning services are still available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 148,000 Grant Applications Rejected
[New Era] The Ministry of Finance says it is carrying out data reconciliation to verify whether the rejection of more than 148 000 applicants for the emergency income grant (EIG) is justified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 31 Repatriated Namibians to Arrive From South Africa
[Namibian] Namibia is expecting 31 repatriated citizens to arrive in the country with a flight from South Africa today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: GDP Expected to Massively Contract By 6.9% in 2020 - Central Bank
[Namibia Economist] Namibia's economic prospects have weakened substantially since the last update in February, due to the negative impact of COVID-19, with real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expected to contract by 6.9% this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Landlords Urged to Be Lenient
[Namibian] The government has urged homeowners to be tolerant towards tenants who cannot pay rent this month because of the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Angolan Consul Allegedly Breaches Lockdown Rules
[Namibian] Police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga said the police are looking for an officer who opened the Oshikango-Namibia border to Angolan consul general at Oshakati, Andre Ventura, and two Namibians on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Unique Namibian trial finds smart interventions reduce malaria transmission by 75%
(University of the Witwatersrand) A trial by scientists at the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM), in collaboration with Namibian, UK, and US researchers demonstrates how mass drug administration and vector control can help eliminate malaria. A vector refers to an organism that transmits infection, as mosquitos infected with parasites transmit malaria to people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Testing Hit By Lack of Reagents
[Namibian] THE mass testing for Covid-19 is being hindered by the limited availability to reagents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Meet Brentius Jahs - the 12-Year-Old Teacher
[Namibian] A 12-YEAR-OLD Walvis Bay boy has set up a classroom in his parent's yard to teach other children mathematics and English during the lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Air Namibia to Delay Staff Salaries
[Namibian] Air Namibia has announced it will delay the payment of April salaries, citing critical cash flow problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shoprite Workers' Plight Continues
[Namibian] In July 2015 workers went on a nationwide strike after which the Shoprite Group hit 93 of them with a N$4,5 million "damages" lawsuit, which was later withdrawn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: City Makes U.S.$6,1 Million Loss
[Namibian] The City of Windhoek has failed to collect N$177 million owed in rates and taxes because of the ongoing lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Opposition Parties Sue Ruling Party for Lockdown Violation
[Namibian] Opposition parties want president Hage Geingob and the Swapo party charged for allegedly contravening emergency regulations to minimise the spread of coronavirus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Powercom Denounce 5G Rumours
[Namibia Economist] Powercom Pty Ltd have said any link between COVID19 and 5G technology and its alleged roll-out on their towers are completely unfounded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Worst Is Yet to Come, Says Health Minister Shangula
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has warned there is worse still to come before the country turns the corner against the COVID-19 outbreak. Speaking yesterday at the COVID-19 communication centre in Windhoek, Shangula reiterated even though there is a public irritation at the government's stay-at-home advice, a full lockdown was necessary to contain the spread of the virus and save lives of Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Informal Sector Needs Help to Operate Under Lockdown
[New Era] The announcement by President Hage Geingob that informal traders would be allowed to operate under strict conditions until the country emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown on 5 May has been met with appreciation. However, a small business expert has cautioned that the sector will need special assistance to operate under strict conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news