Health

Shangula got me fired – Haufiku

5 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKSacked presidential health advisor Dr Bernhard Haufiku yesterday said his sudden dismissal was engineered by health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula.According to Haufiku, he received his dismissal letter early yesterday morning from...

Seven Covid-19 cases in Windhoek slums

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKWith nearly 100 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Windhoek, there is growing fear about how informal settlements – which so far have seven confirmed cases – would be affected.Information obtained from the ministry of health...

Namibia's corona testing ratio among the highest

1 day - 03 August 2020 | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKWith slightly more than 27 000 coronavirus tests having been conducted in Namibia, the testing ratio of 10.1 per 1 000 people is among the highest in the world.This is according to President Hage...

Court suicide victim could only afford N$20 fine

4 days ago - 31 July 2020 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUA destitute woman who hanged herself in the holding cells at the Rundu Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after being sentenced to six months in prison, or a N$3 000 fine, had informed the court...

Over 50 frontline medical staff in quarantine

4 days ago - 31 July 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe sudden spike of Covid-19 cases has caught the seemingly ill-prepared health system off guard and has landed over 50 frontline health professionals, including nurses, in quarantine, and out of action.This was confirmed by...

Pupil exposed to Covid-19 spits on desks

5 days ago - 30 July 2020 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUA Grade 11 learner at Mupewa Combined School at Oshikuku in the Omusati Region, who had been in close contact with a Covid-19 patient,...

Haufiku consults WHO on Trump's 'miracle drug'

5 days ago - 30 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKFormer health minister Bernhard Haufiku has consulted the World Health Organisation on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that has been touted as...

Corona shuts Windhoek businesses

6 days ago - 29 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAlthough the harbour town of Walvis Bay remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in Namibia, a flurry of business, government and parastatal closures...

Covid-19 strikes at National Council

1 week ago - 28 July 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESNational Council staff were sent home for the next 14 days after one of staff member tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.Secretary to...

We care, Govt tells Walvis

1 week ago - 28 July 2020 | Health

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYDeputy health minister Ester Muinjangue has assured Walvis Bay that government does care about the town's residents.Muinjangue said if the government did not...

Save a life during the pandemic

1 week ago - 28 July 2020 | Health

Johannes Kakelo Blood donations severely affected by Covid-19Due to reinforced protective measures by the government to combat the further spreading of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the...

Free us: Walvis Bay, Swakop residents 'gatvol'

1 week ago - 27 July 2020 | Health

Leandrea Louw WALVIS BAY Walvis Bay and Swakopmund residents converged at the Yianni Savva police station, situated between the two towns, demanding...

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Psemas tender delayed

1 week ago - 24 July 2020 | Health

HENRIETTE LAMPRECHT WINDHOEKThe Central Procurement Board has appointed a technical committee to evaluate the requirements of the tender document for a contract to administer...

Erongo Covid-19 cases expected to...

1 week ago - 22 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK Covid-19 cases in Erongo are expected to rise to 6 228 by the end of August, a new report...

Shangula ducks visiting Walvis

1 week ago - 22 July 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEK Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula is adamant that he will not be travelling to the Erongo Region, specifically Walvis...

New PSEMAS rule chokes rural...

1 week ago - 22 July 2020 | Health

HENRIETTE LAMPRECHTWINDHOEKHealthcare providers with satellite practices had until yesterday to decide which one of them would be contracted to the Public Service Employee Medical Aid...

Inside Erongo quarantine camps

2 weeks ago - 21 July 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKA crisis is looming in the Erongo Region where multitudes of Covid-19 patients are self-quarantined in backyard rooms, while state facilities are overflowing with...

First Covid-19 victim to be...

2 weeks ago - 20 July 2020 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAuthorities and the community in Walvis Bay – after a weekend of heated exchange – yesterday resolved to have the body of the country's...

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