Namibia: First Batch of Grant Beneficiaries Paid
[Namibian] A total of N$110 million has been released to the first batch of recipients who qualified for the Emergency Income Grant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Opens Borders to Angolans Seeking Treatment
[Namibian] The Namibian government has opened its borders to Angolan nationals who are seeking medical attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry to Conduct Targeted Testing of COVID-19 At Hotspots
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services will commence with targeted testing, going to areas where they are reasonably confident of finding targets, an official said this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New Covid-19 National Response Measures Announced by President Geingob
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Concerns Over Emergency Income Grant
[Namibian] The Ministry of Finance says it is aware of worries over the Emergency Income Grant (IEG) system which is being rolled out to Namibians whose livelihoods are affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Plans COVID-19 Exit Strategy
[Namibian] The government has established committees to work out exit plans for the COVID-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Fisheries Begging to Return to Work
[Namibian] The fishing industry should restart work to avoid an economic disaster in one of Namibia's largest income-generating sectors, fisheries minister Albert Kawana said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Bans Poultry Imports From Hungary, Poland Over Avian Flu
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Agriculture last week stopped importation of live poultry products from Poland and Hungary following the outbreak of an influenza attacking the birds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Wipes Out Positive Economic Signals
[Namibian] Analysts have said the slack in tourist numbers and a drop in the appetite for commodities will wipe out the positive growth predicted for Namibia for this year as Covid-19 takes its toll. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: All Set for Income Grant Launch
[Namibian] The ministry of finance will launch the Emergency Income Grant on Friday as support for households who have lost income due to the lockdown, treasury spokesperson Tonateni Shidhudhu announced on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Deaf Community Concerned Over COVID-19 Information
[New Era] The Namibian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) is concerned that valuable information about COVID-19 is not made readily available for the hearing impaired, and this violates their right to access of information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Zambians Still Entering Namibia Illegally
[Namibian] Zambezi regional police have raised concerns over the increasing number of Zambians who are still entering the country illegally, despite the closure of the borders to fight against the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ambassador to France Aochamub Recovers From COVID-19
[New Era] Namibian ambassador to France, Albertus Aochamub has recovered from Covid-19 and has been discharged from hospital in France. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Over 800 Malaria Cases in Kavango
[New Era] The ministry of health in Kavango West and Kavango East region have reported about 827 malaria cases, while inhabitants are being encouraged to use mosquito repellents to curb the spread. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: De Beers to Help With Medical Supplies
[Namibian] Diamond mining giant De Beers Group says it will use its global procurement network to help source medical supplies for Namibia in the fight against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Cases Climb to 16
[Namibian] Namibia has recorded two more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 16. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob Asks for Help From Chinese President
[Namibian] President Hage Geingob has thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for funding for a new Namibian airport construction project and said Namibia would return for more help. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Stranded European Tourists Being Flown Home
[Namibian] The Lufthansa group this week operated six repatriation flights to Windhoek to accommodate more than 1 500 stranded tourists from Germany and Europe who wanted to return home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 Cases Climb to 13
[Namibian] TWO more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, bringing the total reported in the country to 13. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Rolls Out N$8,1b Covid-19 Stimulus
[Namibian] THE government has committed N$562 million as an emergency income grant to support households that have lost incomes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hundreds Gather for Covid-19 Fish Distribution
[Namibian] HUNDREDS of fishermen who have fallen on hard times gathered at Walvis Bay on Wednesday to receive boxes of fish donated to them as part of a Covid-19 relief drive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Reduce Red Tape At Borders'
[Namibian] THE Private Sector Task Team on Covid-19 has called for faster customs and immigration clearance at border posts for truck drivers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Free Sanitary Products for the Namibian Girl Child
[New Era] Is Namibia ready to have a conversation about providing the girl child with free sanitary products? While reading the news that Scotland is posed to be the first country to make period products free, I started to wonder where Namibia is at in terms of providing free sanitary products. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Walvis Teen Starts Peer-to-Peer Wellness Programme
[Namibian] A TEENAGER from Walvis Bay has started a programme that deals with handling mental health among the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nationwide Lockdown Looms
[Namibian] President Hage Geingob says Namibia will soon go into a countrywide lockdown to combat the further spread of the novel coronavirus, with the number of confirmed cases in the country having risen to 11. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Minister Confirms Three New COVID-19 Cases
[New Era] Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) executive director Graham Hopwood yesterday said government needs to initiate an economic relief package to shield the poor during the far-reaching coronavirus crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 to Significantly Increase Unemployment?
[New Era] The Covid-19 pandemic, which is wreaking havoc across the globe, has the potential to significantly increase Namibia's unemployment as it is no longer a health crisis but an economic, labour market and social crisis too. This is according to Executive Director in the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Bro-Matthew Shinguadja, who confirmed that several businesses have already experienced several disruptions, from their production throughout to their supply chains and customers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries
UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Lodge Locked Down After French Tourist Tests Positive For COVID-19
[Namibia Economist] A French tourist who stayed at Hobas Lodge in the deep south last week, tested positive for the Corona virus this week, forcing the lodge operator, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, to place the facility under lockdown with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Nationwide Hepatitis E Outbreak Concentrated in Informal Settlements - Namibia, 2017-2020
This hepatitis E outbreak has developed into Namibia's first reported nationwide outbreak and is a protracted event occurring mainly in informal settlements with poor water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

Namibia: Air Namibia Suspends All Operations
[Namibian] Air Namibia this afternoon announced the temporary suspension of its flights, domestic and regional routes, from 27 March to 20 April 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Tenants Should Get a Rent Break - Opposition Leader Venaani
[New Era] The government should bring in a payment holiday for rent, loan and mortgages as part of measures to soften the economic blow of Covid-19 on households, opposition leader McHenry Venaani said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Partial Lockdown in Effect from Friday
[Namibian] Windhoek -NAMIBIA will be on a partial lockdown with effect from Friday this week until 16 April in an attempt to curtail the further spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Briefing Statement by President Hage G. Geingob On Covid-19 National Response Measures
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Quarantine Facility in Deplorable State
[Namibian] People who were quarantined on arrival into Namibia from The Netherlands on Saturday, have described the conditions at the facility they are being kept, as deplorable and inhumane. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 - Third Case Confirmed in Namibia
[New Era] The health ministry yesterday announced contact tracing is underway after a German national tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the country's confirmed cases to three. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Flight From Europe Lands With 35 People
[Namibian] AN AIRCRAFT carrying 35 people returning to Namibia from coronavirus-hit Europe landed this morning at Hosea Kutako International Airport. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Air Namibia to Continue Servicing Domestic and Regional Routes
[Namibia Economist] National airline recently said inbound and outbound flights to South Africa and other countries in the region will continue to operate until further notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Difficult Past Clouds Namibia's 30 Years of Independence
[DW] The coronavirus is not the only thing which has dampened Namibia's independence celebrations. After 30 years of stability, the country must reckon with racial tensions, a stagnant economy and growing dissatisfaction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Bans Foreign Travels But Jets to Namibia With Entourage
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose government has banned foreign travels among civil servants while discouraging similar excursions among rest, was this Saturday expected to jet to Namibia to attend the inauguration of the SADC country's leader Hage Geingob. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Country Records Third COVID-19 Case
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has recorded its third case of a coronavirus infection, after a 61-year-old German national who travelled to Namibia tested positive for the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ambassador to France Aochamub Tests Positive For COVID-19
[Namibian] Namibian ambassador to France Albertus Aochamub was hospitalised on Monday night in Paris after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Geingob Declares State of Emergency as COVID-19 Fears Deepen
[Namibia Economist] The President, HE. Dr. Hage Geingob has declared a State Of Emergency with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Declaration Of Covid-19 State Of Emergency by President Geingob
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Cabinet, at its meeting held this morning at the State House, received briefings on the status of COVID-19 in Namibia and deliberated the state of readiness to respond effectively to this public health emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Covid-19 State Of Emergency Declaration by President Geingob and Cabinet Resolutions
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Statement by His Excellency The President Dr. Hage G. Geingob Upon Declaration Of State Of Emergency: Covid-19 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: President Geingob Cancels 30th Independence Day Celebration to Combat COVID-19
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for coming to State House (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry Confirms Closure of Schools
[Namibian] The education ministry this afternoon confirmed the closure of schools following two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: NUST Imposes Travel Ban in Light of COVID-19
[Namibian] THE Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) on Saturday suspended all travel outside the country for management, with immediate effect, following the COVID-19 outbreak in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Considers School Lockdown
[Namibian] HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula says all schools countrywide must close down for the next 30 days as per the president's directive to avoid huge gatherings due to the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia's Windhoek in Lockdown As Two Coronavirus Cases Are Confirmed
[New Zimbabwe] NAMIBIA President Hage Geingob Saturday suspended the country's Independence Celebrations which had been scheduled for March 21, 2020 because of two confirmed cases of coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news