Namibia: Juveniles Among Regular Drug, Substance Users
[Namibian] News - National | 2020-01-06 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Weakening Food Security Haunts Rural Namibia
[Namibian] MOST households in rural Namibia have no food reserves left, as food security deteriorates, the agriculture ministry's Input and Household Food Security Report released on Friday has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Universal Health Coverage Tops... As SADC Parly Forum Plenary Meets
[The Herald] The 46th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum ended recently in Swakopmund, Namibia, with a call for SADC member states to work towards universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry of Health and Social Services Trains Trainers to Strengthen the Clinical Care of NCDs
[WHO] Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) exerts a growing burden on mortality and morbidity in Namibia. They account for an estimated 43% of total deaths in the country. As part of efforts to reduce this growing burden, the Ministry of Health and Social Services with support from WHO is strengthening the health system to ensure that comprehensive services for prevention and control of NCDs are decentralized to peripheral health facilities. The WHO Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease interventions or PEN (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Engaging Stakeholders Around Key Achievements in the Health Sector
[WHO] The World Health Organization in Namibia engaged stakeholders from the public and private health care to deliberate on key milestones within the health sector and to share the Organization's strategic direction for the next five years. This is in lieu of the Organization's approving a new Global Programmme of Work which sets the tone for the global public health agenda consequently the local office strategy for the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Battles Medical Negligence Allegations
[Namibian] TWO women have accused the ministry of health of medical negligence during separate procedures that have left them scarred for life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness: A New Approach to the Nursing Shortage Crisis
By Ebahi Ikharo, 2019 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowDecember 16, 2019Just outside Windhoek, Namibia, I stood in the maternity ward of Windhoek Central Hospital. Filling the lime green halls were students, nurses, midwives, doctors, clients in motion, and the groans of a mother in labor.I was there as part of my UNC-IntraHealth summer fellowship to support the Nursing Now Namibia Campaign, building a tool to help identify gaps in compliance to hospital standards on the maternity floor and provide recommendations for areas of improvement. I had the opportunity to visit three hospitals and interview nine nurses.It is very tr...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Mental Health Nursing & Midwifery Nurses Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibians to Get Free Foot, Ankle Surgery
[Namibian] Around 40 Namibians will have a life-changing opportunity when they receive free corrective foot and ankle surgery through the Steps2Walk initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Do Not Discriminate Against Men - HIV/Aids Activist
[New Era] Ongwediva -Israel Hatutale, who has been living with the HIV virus for the past 21 years, says the fight against the deadly epidemic can only be a success with the involvement of men. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: 90% of Outjo Residents Living Below Poverty Line
[Namibian] Outjo mayor Samuel !Oe-amseb says his municipality wants to solicit resources for the needy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 40 Patients to Get Free Foot Surgery
[Namibian] Around 40 Namibians will have a life-changing opportunity when they receive free corrective surgery from the Steps2Walk initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Blood Services Appeals for Donations Ahead of Festive Season
[Namibia Economist] Namibia Blood Transfusion Services (NamBTS) this week said it is in dire need of blood supplies and is appealing to all eligible blood donors to donate before the holiday season kicks off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 200 000 People Living With HIV
[Namibian] MINISTER of health Kalumbi Shangula says there are more than 200 000 people aged 15 and above living with HIV in Namibia, with more than 50% of them being women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: UNAIDS Supports Training of Prison Nurses in HIV/Aids Management
[New Era] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) in Namibia is supporting the training of nurses from the Namibian Correctional Services (NCS) to initiate inmates on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as global efforts to take health care services closer to the people gain momentum. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: PM Refutes Claims of Malnutrition Deaths at Amarika
[New Era] Ongwediva -Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, during a visit to Amarika in the Otamanzi constituency of the Omusati Region last week, refuted claims that children in that area have died as a result of a lack of food. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis Outbreak Tops 1 600 Confirmed Cases
[New Era] Ongwediva -Hepatitis E cases have spiked dramatically over the last couple of years, with health officials declaring 1 635 confirmed cases as at 10 November this year. The outbreak has claimed 56 lives, while a significant 6 672 cases have been reported since the outbreak started in December 2017. Of the 1 635 confirmed cases, Erongo Region is leading with 460 cases, while Khomas and Omusati have 351 and 169 cases, respectively. Khomas, however, has the highest reported cases with 4 179, followed by Erongo and Omusat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis E Leading Cause of Mortality Among Pregnant Women
[New Era] Nairobi -Hepatitis E is currently the leading cause of maternal mortality in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

HIV Support Groups Help Members and Health Facilities Alike in Namibia
By Valery Mwashekele , Communications officer, IntraHealth International HIV meds at a clinic in Omuntele, Namibia. Photo taken by Morgana Wingard for IntraHealth International.November 26, 2019It is a sunny day at Korokoko village in Northern Namibia where the USAIDHIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project(UTAP) is working to help people who live with HIV reach viral suppression.Gathered under a tree are seven women and two men, including a community health worker and the district HIV nurse mentor. The members are eager to share their experiences as part of the Kavidi Community Adherence Group. Formed in May ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement World AIDS Day Community Health Workers Source Type: news

IntraHealth and PEPFAR Partnership Means HIV Services for Millions
November 26, 2019Thanks to IntraHealth International’s longstanding partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, millions of people across the globe have received lifesaving services for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.Our PEPFAR-funded programs span Central America and Africa, and range from preservice education for health workers to voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV, which reduces men’s risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual intercourseby around 60%. With support from PEPFAR, we’ve worked with local partners, health workers, and minis...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Source Type: news

Namibia: Opposition Politician Venaani Promises to Reform Healthcare
[New Era] The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) vows it will improve healthcare and guarantee medicine in clinics and hospitals once elected into power. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Needs Over N$ 500 Million to Realize Its Health Security Plan
[WHO] Country Context (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia to Scale Up Youth-Friendly Family Planning - Iipumbu
[New Era] Nairobi -Namibia will scale up youth-friendly family planning services and address barriers that prevent key populations from accessing public health care services. Namibia will also expand investments into skills training and employability of young Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hepatitis E Claims 56 Lives
[Namibian] THE latest figures from the health ministry show that hepatitis E has so far claimed 56 lives since its outbreak in December 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S.-Funded Voluntary Male Circumcision Programme Expanded
[Namibia Economist] The U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson Launched the New -funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programme "Safe VMMC" in Namibia recently (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Treat Infertility With Professionalism, Empathy - First Lady Geingos
[New Era] The First Lady, Monica Geingos, has said infertility in Namibia should be treated like any other health issue: with professionalism, empathy, respect and stigma. "It is not always the women's fault; men too can struggle with infertility. Couples would not know if they are not both exposed to medical examinations and tests," explained Geingos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Keep Your Animals Healthy By Providing Necessary Supplements'
[New Era] Agra's winner, Heifers with Breeding Potential from the southern parts of the country, has urged fellow farmers in the country to keep their animals healthy by providing them with the necessary supplements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Nine African Countries Agree to Begin Journey to Pool Procurement for Better Access to Affordable Life-Saving Vaccines
[Namibia Economist] Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to pool vaccine procurement by sharing vital information on purchases including the prices they pay and their suppliers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: More Than 500 Prisoners Living With HIV
[Namibian] A total of 592 inmates in Namibian prisons are living with HIV out of a population of 4 561. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Training of Prison Nurses in HIV Management Vital
[The Herald] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia is supporting the training of nurses from the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) to initiate inmates on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as global efforts to take health care services closer to the people gain momentum. On Monday, approximately 30 nurses from NCS facilities throughout the country met in Windhoek for a five-day training on how to initiate inmates living with HIV on ART and manage them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Unclean Borehole Water Sends Boy to an Early Grave
[New Era] Omuthiyagwiipundi -An eight-year-old boy died last Friday after he reportedly drunk some unclean water from a borehole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These Researchers Are Using AI Drones to More Safely Track Wildlife
In the late ’90s, wildlife conservationists Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai were grappling with a troubling realization. The pair had been studying black rhino populations in Zimbabwe, and they spent a good deal of their time shooting the animals with tranquilizer darts and affixing radio collars around their necks. But after years of work, the researchers realized there was a major problem: Their technique, commonly used by all manner of wildlife scientists, seemed to be causing female rhinos to have fewer offspring. The researchers published their findings in 2001, igniting a controversy in the conservation world. The ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized innovations MSFTAI2019 Source Type: news

Namibia: ACC Probes Medical Cheating Scandal
[Namibian] THE Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating a case of foreign-trained medical graduates who allegedly cheated in a competency test last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby With Hydrocephalus Needs Urgent Surgery
[Namibian] Cheryl Popas had no idea the baby she was carrying will be diagnosed with hydrocephalus shortly after birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: More Namibians Not Getting Nutritious Food
[Namibian] THE government must implement policies and regulations that make nutritious food available, accessible and affordable for Namibians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Hospital Boss Draws Flak Over Memo
[New Era] Windhoek -A memo issued by Katutura State Hospital medical superintendent Dr Fady Ashmawy, which discourages staff employed at the referral health facility not to seek treatment there, has been frowned upon by a nurses union. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 280 000 Namibian Children Undernourished
[Namibian] ONLY 13% of Namibian infants receive their minimum acceptable diet, according to a report published by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on the issue of children, food and nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Witholds Graduates' Qualifications
[Namibian] More than 100 medicine and dentistry graduates who studied in Russia are not able to apply for jobs because the ministry of health has not returned their certificates following a translation exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mental Health Key in Mitigating Suicide
[Namibian] THE World Health Organisation (WHO) this week revealed that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds on average globally, which means nearly 800 000 lives are lost every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Couple Opens Up Home to Unwanted Babies
[Namibian] A couple from Swakopmund, Ronel and Dick Peters have opened their house to babies who are not wanted by their mothers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Rolls Out 'Effective' HIV Drug
[New Era] Windhoek -The ministry of health has started rolling out a more effective HIV drug that has fewer side effects as of Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Recalls Tainted Heartburn Medicine
[Namibian] The Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council has recalled a certain heartburn medicine brand due to a cancer-causing substance recently found in the drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Opposition Leader Venaani Pledges More Clinics, Schools
[Namibian] Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani says his party will provide all 121 national constituencies with mobile clinics, if it is elected into power. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Mylan Launches Its First HIV Self-Test
[Namibian] Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V has launched its first HIV self-test kit that is now also available in Namibia as of last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Omuthiya Hospital Covered in Dirt
[New Era] Omuthiya -Amid disease outbreaks around the country arising from unhygienic environments in which people live, the Omuthiya State Hospital is drowning in garbage. Bloodstained utensils, aprons, masks, gloves and other disposable material are scattered all over due to lack of rubbish bags. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: UNAIDS Appoints New Country Director
[Namibian] Alti Zwandor has been appointed as the new Namibia country director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Council to Investigate Clinic Death
[Namibian] The Health Professions Council of Namibia will investigate the case of a patient who died in a queue at the Robert Mugabe Clinic in Windhoek last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Government to Probe Undernourishment
[Namibian] The study promises to generate data and information that will guide policy makers in finding alternative interventions to tackling malnutrition in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Namibia Reviews Free Healthcare to Angolans
[Namibian] The Namibian government has agreed to finalise a new agreement that will reconsider the current arrangement that allows patients from Namibia and Angola to receive free public healthcare in both countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases
[Namibian] PUBLIC health organisations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts, the incidence of polio has gone down 99% since then, with the virus eradicated from most countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Extension Workers Raising Funds to Sue Ministry
[Namibian] Six hundred and forty-seven health extension workers have decided to open a trust fund account to raise money that should enable them to hire a lawyer to take the health ministry to court. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news