Africa: Still Many Miles to Go 30 Years Later
[Namibian] IN DECEMBER 1988, the world marked the first World AIDS Day. Besides offering support to those living with HIV, the day also remembers the lives cut short by AIDS-related illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Systems & #039; Capacity to Provide Post-Abortion Care: A Multicountry Analysis Using Signal Functions
Summary Background Abortion-related mortality is one of the main causes of maternal mortality worldwide. Laws often restrict the provision of safe abortion care, yet post-abortion care is a service that all countries have committed to provide to manage abortion complications. There is minimal evidence on the capacity of national health systems to provide post-abortion care.Methods We did a multicountry analysis of data from nationally representative Service Provision Assessment surveys done between 2007 to 2017 in ten countries across three regions (Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanza...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Africa: Namibia's Health Minister Dr Bernard Haufiku on How HIV Testing is Key
[allAfrica] What the Namibian Health Minister, Dr Bernard Haufiku, said about fighting HIV/Aids in his country: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 Ways to End the Global HIV Epidemic —Locally
November 29, 2018It won ’t happen from an office or a conference room. It’ll happen on the front lines.If ever there was a day we wish didn ’t need commemorating, it’s World AIDS Day.We wish the virus had never made the jump from chimps to humans, morphing from simian immunodeficiency virus to HIV and altering the course of history in the process. We wish it hadn ’t orphaned countless children or infected them before they were even born. We wish it had never killed 39 million people and that there was no reason at all to mark December 1 this way, as we have for the past 30 years.Fortunately, w...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia: This Is How We Stop HIV
[Namibia Economist] HIV/AIDS continues to interrupt young peoples' dreams and aspirations, and it must be stopped. Thankfully, Namibia is making progress, as shown by this year's NAMPHIA survey results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Commits U.S.$29 Million for HIV-Aids Fight
[Namibian] THE United States government has committed another N$400 million towards the fight against HIV-AIDS in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anthrax alert in Namibia as more than 50 people are struck down by the killer disease
The World Health Organization said 52 people were reported to have been diagnosed with anthrax in Opuwo in the north-west of Namibia – the infection is believed to be spreading via goats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Mobile App for Fast Access to Medical Assistance Launched
[Namibia Economist] Emed Rescue24 recently launched its new Emed Rescue24 mobile application to provide the public with fast access to medical assistance in the event of an emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 208 Babies Die At State Hospital
[Namibian] Forty-eight hours - that is how long most newborn babies survive at the Oshakati State Hospital in the Oshana region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Makes Strides in Tackling Malaria
[allAfrica] The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven "High burden to high impact" response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Faith Leaders Mobilize Distribution of 26,000 Mosquito Nets to Eliminate Malaria in Rural Namibia
[J.C. Flowers Foundation] J.C. Flowers Foundation, which is working toward eliminating malaria in southern Africa, has joined forces with BASF, one of the world's leading chemical companies, to deliver 26,000 Interceptor ® long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to rural and remote Namibia. Today, community and Anglican faith leaders gathered in the northern town of Ondangwa to mobilize a broad-reaching initiative that aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria from the border regions of southern Afric a. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Red Cross, Chinese Embassy Host Hepatitis Awareness
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) in partnership with the Chinese embassy in Namibia held an information awareness fair focusing on Hepatitis E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: St. Mary's Health Centre Helps Children Living With HIV
[New Era] In Namibia, teen clubs help provide adolescents who live with HIV a positive space to gather socially-and help health centres reach the growing number of HIV-positive teenagers who need emotional and psychological support in addition to medical treatment. Odibo Health Centre established a teen club in 2013 to better meet the unique needs of adolescents living with HIV, increase their adherence to treatment, and achieve viral suppression in the Odibo district. The club meets once a month. Since its inceptio (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Premature Babies Need Care - Haufiku
[Namibian] Premature births remain one of the top causes of deaths for children under five years worldwide and also in Namibia, health minister Bernard Haufiku says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Oshakati Celebrates Premature Babies
[New Era] Oshakati -At least 150 premature babies out of more than 1,000 admitted at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital yearly do not survive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Animal Disease Experts Get Specialist Training
[Namibia Economist] Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are undergoing training intended to help them effectively combat animal diseases at grassroots level, through the Food and Agriculture Organisation's In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) training programme in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 3800 Cases of Hepatitis E Recorded to Date Since Outbreak Declaration
[Namibia Economist] Hepatitis E cases in the country have risen to 3800 since the country declared the outbreak in December last year, an official confirmed last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis Hits Havana Hard
[Namibian] FOR months it had been a subject of whisper and spoken about in hushed tones. Hepatitis E was other people's reality, and Alfeaus Sheefeni never thought the deadly virus would touch him or his family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Health Minister in Namibia for 'Sadc Public Wellbeing Issues'
[Daily News] THE Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu this week attended the SADC joint Ministerial Meeting held in Namibia to deliberate on public health issues aimed at contributing to the attainment of improved quality of life of the people in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Budget Cuts Sacrifice Eight Hospitals
[Namibian] THE government sacrificed the construction and renovation of eight hospitals and three health centres across the country when the finance minister presented his mid-term budget. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Nets for Rural Namibia
[Namibian] THE JC Flowers Foundation, which is working towards eliminating malaria in southern Africa, has joined forces with German company Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (BASF), a leading chemical producer to deliver 26 000 Interceptor ® long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to rural Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia to Observe German Specialised Facilities
[Namibian] A WEEK-LONG study tour in Germany by a representative of the ministry of education and the association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH) aims to engender the vision for comprehensive education in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Nangombe Reflects On Health Challenges
[Namibian] DESPITE having limited financial and human resources, the health ministry has the mammoth task of ensuring that Namibians enjoy the highest quality healthcare possible, permanent secretary Ben Nangombe says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Extension Workers Demand Answers From Govt
[Namibian] FORTY of the 640 health extension workers who were promised employment by the health ministry through the health extension programme are camping out at the Zoo Park in Windhoek for the next four days in protest after the ministry failed to employ them as promised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Learners Resort to Open Defecation
[New Era] T.H.F !Gaeb Primary School pupils in Khorixas have for the past three years been using the riverbed to relieve themselves that is also a haven for dagga smokers, because their school does not have toilets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Recruit 240 Medical Graduates
[New Era] Windhoek -The Permanent Secretary of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, yesterday said the additional N$175 million allocated to the health and social services ministry, which received N$6.5 billion in the main budget, will among others be used to recruit health professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Uncollected Katima Rubbish a Health Hazard
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Uncollected piles of rubbish continues to pose a health hazard in Katima Mulilo after the town council nullified the refuse collection tender early last month, after it was ordered to re-advertise the rubbish tender by the Procurement Review Panel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady Receives Award For Fight Against Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -First Lady Monica Geingos received an international award for her contribution towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady Receives Award For Fight Against Aids
[New Era] Windhoek -First Lady Monica Geingos received an international award for her contribution towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Health Ministers to Review Public Health Issues in the Region
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers of health responsible for HIV and AIDS will meet in Windhoek this week to review public health issues aimed at contributing to the attainment of improved quality of life of the people in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady's Efforts to Combat HIV and Aids Recognised With Award
[Namibia Economist] The First Lady Monica Geingos and Sir Bob Geldof were presented with the 2018 World Without AIDS Award during the 25th Opera Gala event hosted by the German AIDS Foundation at the Deutsche Oper on 4 November in Berlin, Germany. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady's Efforts to Combat HIV and Aids Recognised With Award
[Namibia Economist] The First Lady Monica Geingos and Sir Bob Geldof were presented with the 2018 World Without AIDS Award during the 25th Opera Gala event hosted by the German AIDS Foundation at the Deutsche Oper on 4 November in Berlin, Germany. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:'Nearly 30 Million People in Southern Africa Food-Insecure'
[Namibian] South African agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana said 29,4 million people in the Southern Africa Development Community are food-insecure during the 2018/19 consumption year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: 'Nearly 30 Million People in Southern Africa Food-Insecure'
[Namibian] South African agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana said 29,4 million people in the Southern Africa Development Community are food-insecure during the 2018/19 consumption year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:First Lady Monica Geingos Receives World Without Aids Award
[allAfrica] The first lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, and singer and political activist Sir Bob Geldof have won the 2018 World Without AIDS Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: First Lady Monica Geingos Receives World Without Aids Award
[allAfrica] The first lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, and singer and political activist Sir Bob Geldof have won the 2018 World Without AIDS Award. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Children Stunted, Wasted - VP Mbumba
[Namibian] Around 24% of Namibian children under the age of five are stunted, while 6% are wasted and 13% underweight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:State Radiation Machines Still Under Repair
[Namibian] THE radiation machines at the Windhoek Central Hospital and the X-ray printers at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital are being repaired. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Launches Report On Suicide Prevalence and Interventions
[Namibian] THE ministry of health on Thursday launched a report on the national study of the prevalence and interventions for suicide in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Women Embrace Reusable Pads
[Namibian] WINDHOEK resident Sophie Booysen is one of the few women who have found comfort in reusable Ann pads since August this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry to Develop National Strategic Plan On Suicide
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services sand stakeholders are busy with the development of the second National Strategic Plan on Suicidology in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Erongo Hospitals Desperate for Rescue
[Namibian] SEVERAL hospitals in the Erongo region are in desperate need of renovations and the region's deputy health director, Dr Amir Shaker, yesterday said "unfortunately there are just no funds for maintenance". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia 9th Highest Affected By TB
[New Era] WINDHOEK - Namibia is said to be among the countries of the world highly rated with severe cases of tuberculosis and one of the highest in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Only Half of Namibian Women Have Access to Contraceptives
[New Era] There is a large unmet need for contraceptives among Namibian women, with only 50 percent of women having access to contraceptives, says the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Rains Could Push Up Hepatitis E Cases
[Namibian] THE Namibia Red Cross Society and Unicef yesterday warned members of the public that the rainy season will likely increase the number of hepatitis E virus cases throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:HIV Infection Reduces in Namibia - Johnson
[Namibian] AMBASSADOR of the United States to Namibia, Lisa Johnson on Wednesday described the reduction in HIV infection cases in Namibia as wonderful progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyatta-Geingob Talk Trade, Healthcare as the Two Nations Establish Pact
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cooperation between Kenya and Namibia in the areas of trade, agriculture, and health has been earmarked as the central agenda when leaders of the two nations meet on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Cancer Patients Sent Away As Machines Crash
[Namibian] OVER 60 cancer patients have been turned away from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital and the Windhoek Central Hospital over the past two weeks after the two radiation machines at the institutions broke down. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Exchange Programme With Germany Partners to Assist With Cancer Battle
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) together with the Namibia National Cancer Registry have agreed to new collaborative engagements with their counter parts in Germany the, Krebsregister Rheinland-Pfal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news