Health

Getting it right

5 hours ago | Health

Today the waiting room at Onandjokwe’s Shanamutango HIV clinic isn’t crowded. Wait times have dropped drastically since the hospital hired additional staff and began making services available beyond the central hospital location. Just a few...

'Sex is not a free meal'

4 days ago - 20 March 2017 | Health

Health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku says poverty is not the main driving force behind an increase in HIV infections – attitudes are the problem.Haufiku says the majority of young people who contracted HIV in the...

It's our own battle

1 week ago - 17 March 2017 | Health

The permanent secretary in the Zambian health ministry, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, has praised a two year-long SADC-initiated project meant to advocate for the use of domestic resources to respond to HIV and Aids.Zambia is among...

Rosh Pinah sold, Glencore still involved

1 week ago - 15 March 2017 | Health

The Rosh Pinah Zinc mine was recently acquired by mining company Trevali.“The transaction will add two African zinc assets to Trevali's portfolio of mines in Peru and Canada, creating the only global mining company focused...

Critical challenges for health

1 week ago - 13 March 2017 | Health

The Ministry of Health is crippled by major challenges impeding service delivery to the Namibian public. The assessment of the health ministry's performance in the 2016/17 financial year lists these challenges that it still endures...

Second case of Congo fever

1 week ago - 13 March 2017 | Health

The second case of the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (Congo fever) has been confirmed in the Omaheke Region. This was announced by the Ministry of Health...

Malaria oteendelele monooli

2 weeks ago - 10 March 2017 | Health

Okwa popi kutya omukithi gwomalaria oshowo omaso taga etithwa komukithi nguka oga londo okuya pombanda okutameka mo-2014, nomaso 86 oga lopotwa omvula ya...

A fifth of patients take their BP meds

2 weeks ago - 10 March 2017 | Health

According to the World Health Organisation, around 45% of Namibians suffer from some form of hypertension or high blood pressure. In South Africa there are...

Good news for Aids sufferers

2 weeks ago - 10 March 2017 | Health

When the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is successfully suppressed by medication, people with HIV can't transmit the virus to others, according to a coalition of...

Malaria outbreak causes concern

2 weeks ago - 09 March 2017 | Health

ILENI NANDJATOHealth minister Bernard Haufiku this week announced that 7 003 cases of malaria had been reported in January and February.He said malaria infections and...

Healthcare workers hit by TB infections

2 weeks ago - 07 March 2017 | Health

ILENI NANDJATOExposure to infectious patients has resulted in many healthcare workers contracting tuberculosis (TB) in the line of duty at a northern hospital.The ministry of...

Shanghai stubs out smoking indoors

3 weeks ago - 03 March 2017 | Health

Chinese lawmakers and political advisors in Beijing for their annual meetings said they will push for a national indoor smoking ban.Shanghai on Wednesday became the...

Health

Chronic shortage hampers nutrition

3 weeks ago - 02 March 2017 | Health

Health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku has expressed his shock and disappointment at the fact that there are only five qualified nutritionists serving government hospitals. Citing...

Good news in Congo fever...

3 weeks ago - 28 February 2017 | Health

The four patients and five health personnel who were quarantined after an unnamed 26-year-old man died of Congo fever last week are still symptom free.In...

Possible malaria outbreak in Ohangwena

3 weeks ago - 27 February 2017 | Health

The ministry of health and social services has confirmed a possible malaria outbreak in the Ohangwena Region and said that powerful anti-malaria medication has been...

Malaria resistance grows

4 weeks ago - 24 February 2017 | Health

For the first time in Africa, researchers announced that they have detected a malaria parasite that is partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin,...

Prevention is better

1 month - 17 February 2017 | Health

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new...

AU commits to immunisation

1 month - 03 February 2017 | Health

Heads of State from across Africa adopted a Declaration on Universal Access to Immunisation in Africa, in which they endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunisation,...

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