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Only six vaccinated dead from Covid

15 hours ago | Health

Jo-Maré Duddy WINDHOEKOnly six people who were vaccinated against Covid-19 have died since the third wave hit Namibia in May.All of them had comorbitities and their ages varied from 50 to 78.These...

More succumb to acute oxygen shortage

15 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia’s Covid-19 battle is now characterised by critically ill patients gasping for air as they line up in desperate need of oxygen, for which there is currently a wild-eyed demand.This...

Nightmare ride with father’s dead body on bakkie

15 hours ago | Health

Henriette Lamprecht WINDHOEKA woman whose father died of Covid-19 at home in Okahandja was forced to transport his body – covered in a sheet...

First couple to be vaccinated this month

15 hours ago | Health

JANA-MARI SMITH WINDHOEKPresident Hage Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos plan to get vaccinated before the end of this month.Geingos revealed this during...

Kavango East to clamp down on crowded funerals

15 hours ago | Health

Kenya Kambowe RUNDUKavango East governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has sent out a stern warning to families dealing with burials in the region, saying the police and health officials’ presence will now be a prerequisite at memorial...

Inequalities widen under Covax

15 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKAs African countries weather renewed Covid-19 waves where cases have increased threefold, the Covax facility touted to provide much-needed...

Covid numbers alarming

3 days ago - 18 June 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia’s third Covid-19 wave surges on, with the country recording both its highest death toll – 33 – and...

Otjozondjupa vaccination campaign kicks off

3 days ago - 18 June 2021 | Health

ESTER KAMATI OTJIWARONGO The Otjozondjupa Region’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which started yesterday, is...

Covid: Bodies pile up

4 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Health

Henriette Lamprecht WINDHOEKBodies of Covid-19 fatalities have spilled over to the state mortuary’s hallways because of a lack of space in refrigerators.According...

Oshakati hospital’s oxygen system broken

4 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI Oshakati State Hospital’s oxygen system is not functional, leaving the hospital to depend on cylinders to support patients.With...

Hepatitis E: 8 071 cases, 66 deaths

4 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Health

Kenya Kambowe RUNDU While Namibia is under siege of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is also faced with hepatitis E, which...

Angala needed oxygen

4 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI Former Oshikoto health director Peter Kefas Angala’s family had to scramble for a hospital bed when his condition began...

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Rehoboth gobbles up Ivermectin stock

5 days ago - 16 June 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES AND OGONE THLAGE WINDHOEKMany residents of Rehoboth, the community hardest hit by Covid-19 after Windhoek, are refusing to report to...

Nam surpasses India as infections...

5 days ago - 16 June 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia is buckling under the heavy weight of daily Covid-19 cases...

Osteoarthritis linked to higher Parkinson's...

6 days ago - 15 June 2021 | Health

A study published in Arthritis Care & Research has uncovered an elevated risk of Parkinson's disease in individuals with osteoarthritis.A retrospective study using Taiwan's Longitudinal...

Weekend vaccinations set to continue

6 days ago - 15 June 2021 | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe ad hoc Covid-19 vaccination held this past weekend is set to continue, should there be sufficient demand, health minister Kalumbi Shangula has said.The...

Covid-19: Six SA tourists die...

1 week ago - 14 June 2021 | Health

NEWS24JOHANNESBURGSix elderly tourists died from Covid-19 after 37 out of 40 travellers on a bus trip in Namibia tested positive for the coronavirus.According to Netwerk24,...

President too quiet in crisis...

1 week ago - 14 June 2021 | Health

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFormer health minister Dr Richard Kamwi is among those who believe that President Hage Geingob’s silence, as the country endures its worst wave of...

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