Health

Ministry to build more hospitals

18 hours ago | Health

The minister of health and social services, Bernard Haufiku, says his ministry will focus on building health facilities this year. Addressing journalists on Friday, Haufiku announced that they would start construction of the Aussenkehr...

Middle age & eating disorders

3 days ago - 20 January 2017 | Health

Eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, affect a small but substantial number of women in their 40s and 50s, UK research suggests.The study, involving more than 5 000 women, found just over 3% reported having...

Weekend warriors

1 week ago - 13 January 2017 | Health

Cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits, a study suggests.And being active without managing 150 minutes of moderate activity a week was still...

Water crisis at the Opuwo hospital

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2017 | Health

The Opuwo State Hospital has been without water since Friday.The acting health director in the Kunene Region, Jason Ndahepele, said the crisis was caused by low pressure in the water system. Patients and frustrated staff...

Oshipangelo shaOpuwo sha taalela ompumbwe yomeya

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2017 | Health

Ø Ngoka ta longo pehala lyomukomeho gwUundjolowele mOshitopolwa shaKunene, Jason Nahepele okwa koleke konzonkundaneki yoNampa kombinga yomukundu ngoka.Aapangwa naaniilonga moshipangelo shoka oya lulilwa nayi konkalo na oya ithana oshikundaneki shika mEtiyali taya nyenyeta kombinga...

Ten suffer food poisoning in Kunene

2 weeks ago - 04 January 2017 | Health

Ten people were treated for food poisoning at the Opuwo State Hospital on Christmas Day. Kunene regional health inspector Barbara Kahiha told Nampa that...

Haufiku condemns HIV prophets

1 month - 20 December 2016 | Health

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has urged patients not to throw away their anti-retroviral treatment (ART) medication because of prophets claiming that they...

Domestic financing needed for health

1 month - 19 December 2016 | Health

A forum on strengthening health systems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has highlighted the importance of sustainable domestic financing...

HIV is not a death sentence

1 month - 05 December 2016 | Health

Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua encouraged fellow men to visit health facilities for HIV testing and voluntary medical circumcision in order to reach the target of...

World Aids Day

1 month - 05 December 2016 | Health

NO TO HIV AND AIDS: Namibia hosted its first-ever Aids conference in Swakopmund this week as part of the worldwide commemoration of World Aids Day....

See you at the court

1 month - 02 December 2016 | Health

A study looking at the impact of individual sports on mortality found racquet sports reduced the risk of death by around 47%.Researchers also found reduced...

The answer is in the test

1 month - 01 December 2016 | Health

Health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku has pleaded with Namibians, particularly men, to go for HIV testing in order to benefit from life-saving treatment. Haufiku''s plea...

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Namibia in denial about prison...

2 months ago - 23 November 2016 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES Namibia must acknowledge that sex is taking place in prisons and amend the old apartheid sodomy law in order to allow correctional authorities...

Young women remain at risk

2 months ago - 22 November 2016 | Health

The alarming rate of HIV infection among young women aged 15 to 24 is driven by rebellion and denial, which makes treating them extremely difficult,...

Namibian student dies in Kenya

2 months ago - 18 November 2016 | Health

A Namibian student in her third year of medicine at the University of Maseno in Kenya died this week after giving birth to a baby boy. The late...

Oshakati hospital receives large donation

2 months ago - 16 November 2016 | Health

The Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust has donated medical equipment worth about N$700 000 to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.Hans-Wilhem Schutte, the managing director of Ohorongo Cement,...

Pastor shares his suffering

2 months ago - 15 November 2016 | Health

A defence force chaplain stationed at the naval base in Walvis Bay, Pastor Simeon Kandjala, 55, wants to share his story of living with the...

Tsumkwe patients to be airlifted

2 months ago - 15 November 2016 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku has submitted an appeal to Cabinet to use army helicopters to airlift critically ill patients from Tsumkwe to hospitals. This...

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