Namibia: Farmers Don't Need to Prove Covid-19 Impact to Apply for Agribank Funding
[Namibia Economist] Agribank announced this week that eligible farmers who are impacted by the destructive lockdown can start applying as from Monday 21 September for production loans as part of the bank's Covid-19 relief and stimulus package announced earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Gondwana Bosses Take 40% Pay Cut
[Namibian] The four executive directors of Gondwana Collection Namibia will from this month receive only 60% of their normal monthly income. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Minister Shangula Warns Against Covid-19 Vaccine 'Fake News'
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday cautioned the public to be wary against falling for "untruths and fake narratives" after a post suggested on social media that government was carrying out mandatory vaccination against the virulent pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Former Ambassador Dies After Contracting Covid-19
[Namibian] Former Namibian ambassador and presidential aide Daniel Smith has died of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Embracing Digital Govt During Pandemic
[New Era] The prime minister's office has encouraged government offices to embrace and enhance the use of digital technology to enable the work from home strategy and to minimize exposure of employees to the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Over N$50 Million Donated to Fight Pandemic - PM
[New Era] The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week announced that it received N$50.3 million in donations to fight Covid-19 in the country. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the funds came from individuals, political parties, private sector companies, trade unions, state-owned enterprises, traditional authorities and religious institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 732 Covid-19 Cases At Learning Institutions
[Namibian] TWO schools in the Oshana region and one in the //Kharas region have suspended face-to-face classes after positive cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed at these institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia/South Africa: Safa Confirm Bafana Friendly
[Namibian] The South African Football Association confirmed that they will play the Brave Warriors in a football friendly match in Namibia next month, subject to Covid-19 regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Workers Threaten to Resign Amid Forced Removal
[Namibian] Health workers at the Robert Mugabe Clinic in Windhoek say they will resign if the health ministry forces them out of the accommodation facilities paid for by the ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Country Records U.S.$208,8 Million Deficit for July
[New Era] In July 2020, Namibia recorded a trade deficit of N$3.5 billion, after the country's exports stood at N$5.9 billion and imports at N$9.4 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Walvis Bay Lockdown Survivors Share Their Advice
[Namibian] SOME Walvis Bay residents found ways to survive the economic setbacks they suffered due to the continued Covid-19-imposed lockdown at the coast in the past months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: De Beers Sales Figures Show Shimmer of Hope
[Namibian] Not all hope is lost in the diamond industry this year as major diamond dealer De Beers on Friday announced diamond sales have significantly improved in line with eased Covid-19 restrictions globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Results Ready Within 24 Hours
[New Era] Health authorities have managed to clear the Covid-19 testing backlog, which stood at more than 4 000 two weeks ago, health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula announced Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Recoveries Shoot Up
[New Era] The number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus in the country is on the up, with 1 648 given the all clear at the weekend, while the total recovery rate stood at 67%. According to the latest figures released by the health ministry yesterday, 6 543 patients have recovered from Covid-19, leaving the country with 3 075 active cases and 101 deaths. The cumulative confirmed cases in Namibia are 9 719. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Workers Close Robert Mugabe Clinic
[Namibian] Health workers at the Robert Mugabe Clinic in Windhoek this morning closed the clinic's doors after the Ministry of Health and Social Services announced staff members would no longer be accommodated at facilities paid for by the ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: State House - Update on Covid-19 National Response Measures
[Namibian] Windhoek -- President Hage Geingob says Namibia now has 9 437 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 4 898 recoveries and 4 441 active cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Pandemic Takes Bite Out of Firstrand Namibia Financials
[Namibia Economist] FirstRand Namibia recorded a 19.1% drop in its headline earnings, signalling a challenging trading environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state-mandated lockdowns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Statement by President Geingob During Covid-19 Briefing to the Nation
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- Good Afternoon, Fellow Namibians, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Church, Ministry Differ On Covid Burials
[New Era] The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN) has demanded government bury persons who succumbed to the novel coronavirus in a dignified manner, including providing coffins, especially to the less fortunate whose families may not be in a position to afford them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Windhoek Taxi Drivers' Income Dropped By About 60%
[New Era] Taxi drivers in Windhoek are concerned that their daily income dropped by as much as 60% during the past months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to drivers, their income depends on the movement of people in the city and the reduced economic activity brought about by the virus lockdown resulted in making ends meet become quite difficult. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Scales Up Its Response to Covid-19
[New Era] The government through the ministry of health has constructed eight isolation facilities across the country since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ethanol Traders Required to Register As Imports Soar
[New Era] The Ministry of Finance has reminded all importers, manufacturers and distributors that Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol) must be classified under the Harmonised System Code Heading or Tariff Item and that payment of excise duty on the substance must be made. This comes after the finance ministry, through the Directorate of Customs and Excise, observed an influx of ethanol imports into the country, which is being used by various traders for various reasons but mainly for production of Covid-19 related products, such (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Finance Ministry Paid Out 96% of Emergency Income Grant Applicants
[New Era] The ministry of finance yesterday announced that about 96% of applicants benefited from the emergency income grant (EIG) that government initiated in April to assist the less privileged and vulnerable members of society from the devastating economic impact of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 2020 Second-Quarter Output Down 51%
[Namibian] South Africa's overall economic activities decreased by 51% between April and June this year, Statistics South Africa announced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: More Health Workers Contracting Covid-19
[Namibian] Healthcare workers in the northern regions are increasingly getting infected with Covid-19, as the virus takes a toll on the frontline workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Expect Interest Rate to Remain Low
[Namibian] THERE IS MUCH speculation regarding how central banks worldwide will further manage and deal with interest rates in an attempt to mitigate the impact of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: //Kharas Seeks to Flatten Covid-19 Curve
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -- Recent large social gatherings in the //Kharas region are, according to summaries submitted, proof that most of the Covid-19 cases were contacts of confirmed cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New tracking technology will help fight rhino poaching in Namibia
(Duke University) Interactive software that 'reads' and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to keep watch on the endangered species and help keep it safe from poachers, according to a Duke University-led study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malnutrition among a hunter-gatherer group
(University of Helsinki) The diets of hunter-gatherers are changing at a fast pace, as in the contemporary world, they are increasingly being deprived of their access to land and natural resources and urged to adapt to sedentary lifestyle. An interdisciplinary study from the University of Helsinki brings forth the underlying causes of food and nutrition insecurity among a San group in Namibia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Guarding Against Clostridial Diseases
[New Era] Have you ever stumbled upon your livestock in the morning and discover that it had died during the night? Have you ever thought how strange such a scenario is, considering the animal never showed any sign of illness and nor was it bitten by a poisonous reptile? Chances are that your animal died due to one of the numerous clostridial diseases around. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 12,507 Malaria Cases, 40 Deaths Recorded This Year Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibia Economist] Malaria cases this year increased by 440.2% compared to 2841 cases recorded in 2019 and reduced when compared to 2018 cases of 31,000, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health availed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Cases On the Decrease - Minister Shangula
[Namibian] Health minister Kalumbi Shangula says the curve of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country looks encouraging, as there is a decrease in the number of cases reported daily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Patients Show Recovery' After Remdesivir Treatment
[Namibian] Local specialist physician Dr Ishmael Katjitae says the condition of two patients, who have been treated with remdesevir - an antiviral medicine used in patients with severe Covid-19 symptoms, has shown improvement so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 - Seek Medical Care Early
[New Era] Walvis Bay -- Some Namibians are compromising their chances of surviving Covid-19 by seeking medical assistance at the last minute, while they barely can breathe. This is according to Eleanor Jansen, infection prevention and control coordinator of the Welwitschia Private Hospital at Walvis Bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Elections Body Rolls Out Voter Registration Amid Covid-19 Fears
[New Era] The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will today kick off its week-long supplementary registration of voters despite some stakeholders expressing fears due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Patients Aided During Covid-19
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) managed to support more than 121 newly diagnosed cancer patients for the month of August. The association also helped vulnerable patients with pay-out money during the first 25 days of the month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: AfDB President Adesina Reinvents Second Term With Covid-19 in Mind
[Namibia Economist] In a speech kicking off his second term as African Development Bank chief, newly sworn in President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled a sweeping vision to consolidate the institution's successes of the last five years, hone the Bank's operations and exploit opportunities and urgency created by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Millions for Covid-19 Vaccine Trial
[Namibian] DESPITE Namibia's medium-income status, which disqualifies the country from accessing grants, it will be forking out millions to access a new trial vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Identification of factors associated with road crashes among functionally classified transport modes in Namibia - Adanu EK, Jones S, Odero K.
Namibia, like other low- and middle-income countries, is facing a public health crisis from deaths and injuries attributable to road crashes. The crash fatality rate in Namibia was recently estimated to be 23.9 per 100,000 population. Such a high rate of r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Namibia: Over 2,600 Benefit From Old Mutual Relief
[New Era] Omuthiya -- A total of 2,622 individuals have so far benefitted from Old Mutual Namibia's Covid-19 relief fund meant to assist poor and vulnerable communities through the provision of food hampers. So far, 11 regions have received food parcels worth over N$1.3 million surpassing the N$1 million allocated earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Local Artack Show Empowers Youth
[New Era] The Local Artack Show (LAS) is a new 9-part series funded by the National Art Council of Namibia (NACN) through the Arts and Culture Covid-19 Relief Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Village Life Continues Despite Covid-19
[Namibian] At cuca shops in and around Ehafo village in Oshikoto region, patrons share a jar of home-brewed beer at sunset. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Remdesivir Does Not Cure Covid-19'
[Namibian] Minister of health and social services Kalumbi Shangula yesterday said remdesivir, an antiviral medicine used in patients with severe Covid-19 symptoms, should not be seen as a cure or a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Online Covid-19 Information Hub Launched
[Namibia Economist] An Interactive Covid-19 data hub to generate and display timely, accurate population and infrastructure data that supports the government's response and prevention measures was launched this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Funded Training to Help Healthcare Workers Deal With Covid-19 Cases
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services National Healthcare Training Centre has conducted the first in a series of new trainings for healthcare workers on COVID-19, through funding from the CDC Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Science Must Guide Reopening of Schools
[New Era] The importance of accessing education can never be overemphasised. As the saying goes, education remains the biggest equaliser. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a learning crisis for millions of children around the world. Namibia is no exception. The scant attention that we have been paying to this critical sector has now come back to haunt us and in a big way. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Why Animal Health Is Important
[Namibian] Livestock production in Namibia mainly comprises cattle, sheep and goats, and management practices adopted are aimed at taking care of their health, nutrition and welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Lung Specialist Shares Covid-19 Encounter
[Namibian] "IT'S quite an emotionally draining thing to be by yourself the whole time, but I didn't want to expose my kids." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Border Closure Hit Recyclers Hard
[Namibian] THE closure of the national borders, especially to South Africa, has left collectors who survive on selling recyclable materials such as bottles and cans with very little to survive on. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Keetmans Holds First Covid-19 Burial
[New Era] Keetmanshoop residents bid farewell on Monday to a member of the community who succumbed to Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news