Namibia: Covid-19 Response Press Conference with President Hage Geingob
[Namibian] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob is updating the country about the Covid-19 situation in Namibia. He says Namibia has seen a rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, with infections now numbering 63. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Statement by President Geingob on COVID-19 Response
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Good Afternoon, Fellow Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Walvis Needs 600 Quarantine Beds
[Namibian] WALVIS Bay, which has become the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in Namibia, is short of 600 beds for quarantine purposes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Halts Resumption of All Schools
[Namibian] The resumption of face-to-face classes for state and private pre-primary schools for Grades 1 to 3 initially scheduled for tomorrow have been put on hold. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Kamwi Backs Calls to Legalise Abortion
[New Era] The contentious topic of abortion returned to the front burner this week after gender minister Doreen Sioka came under fire for deeming the practise immoral. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Threatens Abortion Rights
[New Era] Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Disgraced Ngalangi Explains Role in COVID-19 Fugitive Case
[Namibian] Fishcor's finance general manager Paulus Ngalangi defended his decision to transport a South African Covid-19 patient, who is an alleged fugitive, from the border to Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Shangula Dismisses Khorixas COVID-19 Case
[Namibian] Heath minister Kalumbi Shangula has dismissed claims of a case of Covid-19 at Khorixas as lies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Dr Hage Geingob Commissions COVID-19 Treatment Units
[WHO] With 34 COVID-19 cases and 16 active cases, Namibia received praise from other governments and the World Health Organization for the leadership it demonstrated in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the praise is welcomed, government is cautiously optimistic and continuously improves its readiness and response to the current outbreak. The President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob commissioned two COVID-19 treatment units on 5 June 2020. One is a 9-bed high dependence unit (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nanaso to Source Funds for Aquaponics Project
[Namibian] The Immanuel Sheefeni Aquaponics Project and the Namibia AIDS Service Organisations (Nanaso) recently signed an agreement to secure funds for the preliminary work on a N$100 million aquaponics project. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Lack of Contraception a Threat to Life - PDM Women's League
[Namibian] The secretary general of the People's Democratic Movement (PDM) women's league, Loide Iipinge, says the lack of contraceptive pills for adolescents and young women at public health facilities is a threat to lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Gets Fever Screening Thermal Cameras
[Namibian] The Ministry of Health and Social Services this morning received 15 thermal cameras for screening temperatures from FirstRand Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Property Prices Outlook Looks Bleak - Expert
[Namibia Economist] The outlook for property prices in the country looks bleak from a market perspective as widespread job losses and income uncertainty induced by Covid-19 do not bode well for demand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Country Progresses On HIV Battle - Geingob
[New Era] President Hage Geingob last week said Namibia is on the verge of achieving total HIV/AIDS epidemic control in line with the triple 90 goals, with the country's HIV response standing at 94:96:95. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: School Readiness Questions Asked
[New Era] Nkurenkuru -Although school principals in the Kavango West region have indicated that they are coping with the current safety measures put in place during the reopening of face-to-face classes, some remain doubtful that the situation will remain the same once all learners return for lessons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 100 Finalists for Ideathon #AfricaVsVirus Challenge Announced
[Namibia Economist] The African Development Bank this week announced the 100 finalists from the #AfricaVsVirus Challenge ideathon to find solutions to challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An analysis of risk factors associated with road crash severities in Namibia - Adanu EK, Riehle I, Odero K, Jones S.
Road crash is a leading cause of death and disabilities in Namibia and other developing countries. Based on recent trends, the World Health Organization indicated that progress to realize Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 3.6 - which calls for a 50... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Namibia: Presidential Statement on New COVID-19 Restrictions for Coastal Region of Erongo
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -Fellow Namibians, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Disrupts Maritime Sector Operations
[Namibian] The national lockdown period imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the marine industry and rendered some activities less effective. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Media Freedom Cannot Be Suspended or Diminished By State of Emergency'
[Namibia Economist] The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) recently said they are appalled by the recurring incidences in which public officials try to prevent media houses from covering events and issues of national concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Conservation Agriculture Increasing Yields
[New Era] In any drought year, communal farmers often struggle to feed their families. The majority of subsistence farmers in northern Namibia rely on rain for crop farming. Seasonal crop farming patterns are, however, slowly becoming a rare sight due to unexpected weather behaviour that has quite often discourage communal farmers from producing mahangu due to fear of little to no rain at all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pandemic No Excuse for Poor Delivery - Kavekotora
[New Era] Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) president Mike Kavekotora has said his party appreciates the efforts by government in fighting Covid-19 and using the budget as part of the ammunition in its arsenal to fight the pandemic. By yesterday, the country had 29 confirmed cases, 16 recoveries and 13 active cases. However, Kavekotora said the pandemic should not be used as an excuse to address the economic challenges that citizens are facing before and during the outbreak of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Coastal Churches Trying to Adhere to Distancing Rules
[Namibian] Some coastal churches are savouring the blessing of being able to start gathering for prayers again, after the country's migration to stage 3 of its Covid-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Oppposition Clashes with President During State-of-the-Union Address
[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob's sixth state of the nation address erupted in chaos as opposition parliamentarians protested against the Fishrot scandal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: State of The Nation Address by President
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek - Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly and Madame Katjavivi; Honourable Victoria Kauma, Vice Chairperson of the National Council; Right Honourable Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in Parliament; Comrade Sophia Shaningwa, Secretary General of the Ruling SWAPO Party; Honourable McHenry Venaani, Leader of the Official Opposition; Honourable Members of Parliament; Special Guests: Comrade Nangolo Mbumba, Vice President of the Republic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: PM Justifies U.S.$367,7 Million Defence Allocation
[New Era] Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has defended the N$6.2 billion allocated to the ministry of defence, saying civil operations of the ministry directly promote economic growth through their business activities and protection of the country's natural resources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: School Defends COVID-19 Indemnity Form
[New Era] The St George's Diocesan School has defended its decision to request parents to sign Covid-19-related indemnity forms once pupils return to school. Many parents frowned upon the decision this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Air Namibia Repatriates Body From UK for Free
[New Era] The grief-stricken family of 43-year-old Bryan Hembapu, who died in the United Kingdom in March, have thanked Air Namibia for repatriating his remains for free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Canadian PM Accepts Offer to Visit Namibia
[New Era] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday telephonically accepted President Hage Geingob's invitation to visit Namibia post-COVID-19, according presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Presidency Apologizes After Journalists Barred From Covering Launch of COVID-19 Facility
[allAfrica] The Presidency in Namibia issued an apology to local journalists after media workers were blocked from covering the inauguration by President Hage Geingob of a COVID-19 isolation facility at Windhoek Central Hospital in Windhoek. Two women journalists who were harassed by police, have reportedly filed assault complaints against the officers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibians Rush to Quench Thirst After Govt Lifts Ban on Sale of Alcohol
[Namibian] With the ban on the sale of alcohol lifted on Tuesday morning, Namibians rushed to retail outlets across the country to buy alcohol for their businesses and personal consumption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: President Fines Guests Who Breached Lockdown to Attend His Party
[Nairobi News] Namibia's President Hage Geingob on Thursday admitted to breaching coronavirus regulations last month by hosting a celebration to mark his party's 60th anniversary and subsequently fining all the guests who attended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Border Post Runs Out of COVID-19 Test Kits
[New Era] The Mamuno border post in Botswana has run out of confirmatory testing kits, which are used for testing of truck drivers for coronavirus, putting Namibia's fight against Covid-19 in jeopardy. Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS) executive director Leslie Mpofu confirmed the developments yesterday. Mpofu said both Botswana and the Namibian authorities met on Saturday at the Mamuno border gate to be briefed about the situation at hand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Governor Wants Border Control Measures Strengthened
[New Era] As a region bordering directly with South Africa, which accounts for almost 80% of Namibia's imports, a need exist to relook at Covid-19 mitigation measures in place at the Ariamsvlei and Noordoewer border posts, said //Kharas governor Aletha Fredericks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: King Nehale, and Many Other Gondwana Lodges Open As Lockdown Measures Ease
[Namibia Economist] Nearly all the lodges of the Gondwana group will reopen their doors as the restrictive measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic are eased. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Member States Urged to Remain Vigilant Amid COVID-19
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting was held virtually last week and was chaired by Prof. Palamagamba John Kabudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: COVID-19 Cases Go Up to 24
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has recorded another Covid-19 case, bringing the total number for the country to 24. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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