Namibia: Govt Probes 'Useless' Health Machines
[Namibian] THE health ministry is investigating how the government was made to buy 25 "substandard" pregnancy monitoring machines from China, which have remained unused four years later. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Myth of Sleeping With Virgins Perpetuates HIV
[New Era] Paulina Moses (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Pharmacies Challenge Govt Restriction On Codeine
[Namibian] THE Pharmaceutical Society of Namibia is suing the government for restricting public access to vital medicine such as painkillers and cough syrup because they contain codeine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Invasion Wellness Hosts First Health and Fitness Expo
[New Era] The DTS Stadium in Olympia was crowded with over 300 fitness and health enthusiasts over the weekend who thronged the first ever health and wellness support event. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Miracle Cancer Survivor
[Namibian] AT four years of age, Ama Geingos could not live a normal and healthy childhood. While other children were playing and doing 'child' stuff, she was battling cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Campaign to Eliminate Hepatitis E
[Namibian] Communities need to work together to eliminate hepatitis E, health executive director Ben Nangombe said on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 700 000 Namibians Need Food Aid
[Namibian] MORE than a quarter of the Namibian population has registered for the government's drought relief food assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Survey Shows New Trends in Drug Use
[New Era] A rapid assessment of trends in injecting drug use and risk of HIV transmission which was recently concluded in parts of Namibia has shown an increase in drug use. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt to Introduce More Effective HIV Drug
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) will introduce a more effective HIV medicine called dolutegravir, as from October. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Cases Decrease in Zambezi
[Namibian] THERE has been a reduction in malaria cases in the Zambezi region, as only 243 cases were reported so far this year, compared to 3 345 case recorded last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Government Launches New ARV Guidelines
[Namibian] THE government has launched a new antiretroviral drug that will be used to treat HIV patients and reduce the 204 000 Namibians living with the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Former Finance Staff Still On Its Medical Aid
[New Era] Windhoek -Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke discovered that some staff members previously employed by the finance ministry have benefited from the MetHealth medical aid scheme, despite them having resigned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Anti-Corruption Body Seizes Chinese Medicine Container
[Namibian] The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has confiscated a Chinese medicine container that was blocked at a Namibian port last year for alleged poor quality and lack of import documentation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Rents Kombat Clinic for N$50k a Month
[Namibian] BUSINESSMAN Knowledge Katti has collected around N$2,1 million in over three years in rent from the government for a house which is used as a clinic at the rundown former mining town of Kombat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Dies in Clinic Queue
[Namibian] A mother of six died while waiting for assistance in line at the Robert Mugabe Clinic in Windhoek on Monday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 2019 Eye Camp Kicks Off in Ohangwena
[Namibian] THE 2019 eye camp kicked off at the Engela District Hospital in the Ohangwena region on Saturday, with over 400 eye patients from all over northern Namibia hoping to have their eyesight restored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Understanding HPV and Cervical Cancer
[Namibian] AFTER cervical cancer claimed the life of a loved one last year, 21-year-old *Irene has since educated herself about a sexually transmitted infection called the human papilloma virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 'Tippy Taps' Popularity Wanes
[Namibian] Community members in Windhoek's Goreangab settlements - one of the areas worse affected by hepatitis E - have not been using the 'tippy taps' introduced by the health ministry to encourage hand washing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Ministry of Health Wants 4,000 Posts Filled
[Namibian] The Ministry of Health and Social Services is pushing for the creation of 4 612 positions at its facilities throughout the country, in response to acute staff shortages in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Tsumeb District Hospital Falling Apart
[Namibian] Broken toilets, dirty bathrooms, leaking basins and pipes are some of the challenges that the Tsumeb District Hospital is currently facing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: No Official Proposal to Legalise Cannabis Yet
[Namibian] Concerned groups advocating the legalisation of marijuana are yet to make official submissions to the relevant authorities on why Namibia should legalise the use of cannabis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: New-Born Baby Found At Walvis Dumpsite
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The Namibian police in Erongo are investigating a case of murder and concealment of birth following the discovery of the corpse of a new-born baby boy at the Walvis Bay dumping site on Wednesday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Serious Food and Water Shortage in Khomas - Mcleod-Katjirua
[Namibian] There is a severe shortage of food and water in Windhoek rural constituencies, Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Exhibition to Enrich Health Profession's Perspectives
[New Era] The Museums Association of Namibia is conducting countrywide exhibitions portraying the then Nazi regime's 'Science of Race' and its implications for medical ethics (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 19 Hepatitis E Cases Reported in Otjozondjupa
[Namibian] The Otjozondjupa region has reported 19 new hepatitis E virus cases, with nine cases from the Okahandja district, says the ministry of health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Foreign Medical Graduates to Be Re-Evaluated
[Namibian] Foreign-trained medical graduates who were found to have been subjected to difficult evaluations last year in November can have a chance for re-evaluation in September this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: SA Pro-Cannabis Activists to Visit Namibia
[Namibian] SOUTH Africa's prominent pro-cannabis legalisation activists, also known as the 'Dagga couple', will be in Namibia during September for a public lecture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Enviro Initiative to Eradicate Hygiene-Related Diseases
[Namibian] STAKEHOLDERS at the launch of the Namibia Cleanliness Awareness Systems Awards (Namcasa) hailed environmental education as important in protecting the country's fragile environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2019 Marks 10 Years of Partnership through UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program
August 09, 2019 Chapel Hill, NCAs the UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellows Program turned ten this year, it expanded to include, for the first time, graduate students studying not only public health, but also nursing and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).Last month, the three 2019 fellows graduated from the program after ten weeks of working side-by-side with global health professionals atIntraHealth International. They analyzed data on family planning in Burkina Faso, created a tool to help health officials in Namibia quickly assess the quality of nursing care at their health facilitie...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Burkina Faso Namibia Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health IntraHealth-UNC Summer Fellows Gender Equality Nurses Source Type: news

Namibia: 'The Staff At the Clinic Are Very Friendly'
[New Era] Sometimes it is best to go where everyone does not know your name, but where you feel welcome just the same. It is that way for many sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Namibia, who bear the brunt of criticism, repulsion and stigmatism in almost all aspects of their daily lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Joins Fight Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
[Namibia Economist] The expansive Tsumkwe district which is home to the San community whose residents are particularly affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis, recently got a boost from the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Viral Hepatitis - Are You One of the Missing Millions?
[New Era] Yesterday, the world observed World Hepatitis Day under the theme 'Find the missing millions'. The event aimed to raise global awareness about viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as viral Hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D (HDV) and E (HEV). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), HBV and HCV are the most common ones. In fact, WHO cautions that 325 million people worldwide are living with the two infections. Organisations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Says E-Cigarettes Don't Help Reduce Cancer
[Namibian] Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping to fight cancer, the World Health Organisation said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette manufacturers about their latest products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 155 New Hepatitis E Cases Reported
[Namibian] The ministry of health has reported 155 new hepatitis E virus cases countrywide, with the most cases being in the Khomas and Erongo regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Convince Us Marijuana Is Healthy - Deputy Minister Kavetuna
[New Era] Swakopmund -The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Julieta Kavetuna says the legalisation of marijuana is very complex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study finds cultural differences in attitudes toward infidelity, jealousy
This study is part of a growing body of work over the last decade from social scientists who seek to be more inclusive and not just focus their research on western, educated, industrial, rich and democratic — also known as WEIRD — societies, Scelza said.“For a long time in psychology there was a tendency to use student samples from U.S. and European universities, and if they found a consistent result, extrapolate that as something that could be a ‘human universal,’” she said. “But there are many reasons to believe that people from WEIRD p opulations are unlikely to be representativ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Namibia: 'I Became Depressed Because of My Job'
[Namibian] WALKING into her first job was a dream come true for 21-year-old *Sandra until her mental health came crumbling down, as she was torn between her work and sanity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Men Do Not Prioritise Health Issues - Ongpin
[New Era] Windhoek -Majority of men do not prioritise health issues and have misinformation about HIV and health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Pregnant Domestic Workers Face Hardship
[Namibian] Lack of maternity leave rights, sexual harassment, safety and lack of employment contracts continue to haunt domestic workers, according to a report of a study set to be released next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Free Kidney Screening for 5 000 Patients in Zambezi
[Namibian] THE management of a newly opened kidney and dialysis specialist centre at Katima Mulilo has vowed to do free screening for kidney diseases for 5 000 patients over the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cannabis Advocate Takes Shanghala to Task
[Namibian] Ganja Users of Namibia secretary general Borro Ndungula says members of the National Assembly should refrain from making untrue and misleading statements against cannabis legalisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Employee Claims Being Fired Over HIV Status
[New Era] Swakopmund -Walvis Bay resident Kenneth Beukes* says he was fired by a well-known tourism company for disclosing his HIV status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Over 41 Million People in Southern Africa are Food Insecure
[Namibia Economist] A regional food security assessment indicates that southern Africa has a cereal deficit of more than 5.4 million tonnes this year following a subdued 2018/19 farming season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Employee Wellness Critical to Mental Heath
[Namibian] Health specialists have urged employers to take mental health and wellness at the workplace seriously, because it can affect company productivity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pharma's market: the man cleaning up Africa's meat
In Namibia a country of meat-lovers, vital expertise is needed to stop livestock spreading diseasesWreathed in barbecue smoke, Vetjaera Haakuria gestures at the men butchering meat and cooking it over hot coals behind his back. “What have you learned about the risks of eating this?” he asks his young audience, spotless in their white lab coats. “It might contain drug residues, right? And what about diseases?”It ’s nearly noon in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and the market is preparing grilled meat – known locally askapana – for the lunchtime rush. Everyone comes here, from co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Linda Nordling in Windhoek Tags: Namibia Africa World news Veterinary medicine Pharmacy and pharmacology Science Education Agriculture Health Animals Environment Medical research Source Type: news

Namibia: Health Ministry Provides Interns With Placements
[Namibian] THE health ministry's executive director, Ben Nangombe, says the ministry has placed more than 140 medical and dentistry interns in public hospitals across Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Foreign Medical Graduates Exonerated
[Namibian] THE pre-internship examination that foreign-trained medical graduates were subjected to last November has been found to be too difficult, unnecessary and out of context by experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Artificially Grown Meat Could Cause More Environmental Damage
[New Era] Artificially grown beef could generate longer-lasting and more damaging greenhouse gases than rearing cattle normally, according to a new scientific study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Medical Circumcision Offered Countrywide
[New Era] Windhoek -A number of health facilities throughout the country provide free Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services to the public, the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Split Over Legalisation of Marijuana
[Namibian] Government agencies are conflicted over legalising dagga in Namibia, with the national medicine regulator open to the plant's use if the law is changed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news