Health

Rubbers coming for inmates

2 days ago - 15 August 2018 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITH Namibia’s health minister, Dr Bernhard Haufiku, says he is confident that discussions with prison authorities could soon lead to the provision of condoms to prisoners.Haufiku has long fought...

Toilets remain scarce

2 days ago - 15 August 2018 | Health

Rural Namibians are living in the filthiest conditions in terms of sanitation in the SADC region, with 75% of residents still practising open defecation. The State of Hygiene in Southern Africa report revealed a mere...

Highest HIV, highest suppression

1 week ago - 07 August 2018 | Health

Namibia's densely populated northern regions, including Zambezi, Omusati, and Kavango, remain most affected by the HIV epidemic but have also achieved some of the highest levels of viral load suppression among HIV-positive residents which means...

Young men crucial in winning HIV battle

1 week ago - 06 August 2018 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku says the last stretch to reach the 2020 goal of HIV epidemic control in the country will largely depend on a number of innovative ways to reach young people, especially young...

Corruption cripples Health

1 week ago - 06 August 2018 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku says corruption in his ministry is entrenched and is eating away at the ministry's purse, making it difficult to function adequately. In an exclusive interview with Namibian Sun on Friday,...

HIV rate drops to 12.6%

2 weeks ago - 02 August 2018 | Health

Namibia is making great strides in the fight against HIV/Aids and is poised to become the first SADC country to reach the 90-90-90 targets. ...

Katutura hospital defends services

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2018 | Health

The medical superintendent at the Katutura State Hospital, Dr Fady Ashmawy, has apologised after a public complaint about poor healthcare, including long waiting times, lack...

Namibia leads the pack

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2018 | Health

Results from the Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (Namphia) show that 77% of all HIV-positive adults have achieved viral load suppression, surpassing the Joint United...

Medical aid industry coughs up for fraud, waste and...

3 weeks ago - 25 July 2018 | Health

Fraud, waste and abuse relating to healthcare annually cost the industry millions if not billions in dollars. This in turn leads to increased healthcare costs...

Haufiku to resuscitate health councils

1 month - 16 July 2018 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku has urged MPs to ensure that his proposed legislative amendments, which would allow for the composition of health professions councils that...

Foreign nurses threatened - Haufiku

1 month - 09 July 2018 | Health

Health minister Bernhard Haufiku has cautioned Namibians to stop making the lives of foreign nurses unbearable. According to him, some foreign nurses have reported...

Aapangi aazaizai ya taalela omambandameko

1 month - 09 July 2018 | Health

Ominista yuundjolowele Bernard Haufiku oya kunkilile AaNamibia ya hulithepo okuninga nayi aapangi aazizai, mboka taya ningilwa omatilitho.Pahapu dhaminista, aapaangi yamwe po aazaizai oya lopota kutya...

Health

Haufiku shoots down swine flu...

1 month - 04 July 2018 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku announced yesterday in the National Assembly that four cases of hepatitis E have been confirmed in the DRC informal settlement of...

Hepatitis E hits Erongo

1 month - 03 July 2018 | Health

Erongo health authorities have confirmed the outbreak of Hepatitis E in the region today, the third region to be impacted after the Khomas and Omusati...

Not swine flu, but seasonal...

1 month - 28 June 2018 | Health

The health acting permanent secretary, Petronella Masabane, in a statement just released, said that there are currently five confirmed cases of so-called swine flu. However,...

Tonata gets N$32m injection

1 month - 28 June 2018 | Health

Tonata, an organisation for people living with HIV, has welcomed a five-year partnership agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which will...

Drugged instead of counselled

1 month - 27 June 2018 | Health

A social worker claims that 130 inpatients and 400 outpatients at the Oshakati hospital's psychiatric unit are being given psychiatric drugs with serious side-effects without...

Skyrocketing World Cup prices hit...

1 month - 22 June 2018 | Health

About 200 medical students who were sponsored by the ministry of health to go and study in Russia claim the ministry is neglecting them, while...

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