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Shangula looking beyond Covax for vaccine

22 hours ago | Health

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKNamibia is looking beyond the Covax facility to procure additional stock of Covid-19 vaccine, health minister Kalumbi Shangula has said.The Covax facility, an initiative of the World Health Organisation, was introduced to assist poor...

Resistance major obstacle in malaria control

1 day - 19 January 2021 | Health

To prevent a potential public health emergency, there is an urgent need for new antimalarial drugs, with single-dose cures, broad therapeutic potential, and novel mechanism of action. Antimalarial drug development can follow several approaches ranging...

Covid-19: Namibia only has 318 ventilators

5 days ago - 15 January 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKDespite Namibia having 3 449 active cases of Covid-19, the country only has 318 ventilators and 235 intensive care unit (ICU)...

Schoolgirls coerced into sex – Steenkamp

5 days ago - 15 January 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Omusati Region has been hardest hit by the scourge of teenage pregnancies, with a total of 562 cases recorded. This...

Covid-19: Nationwide curfew remains

6 days ago - 14 January 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe nationwide curfew introduced to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 will remain in place as Namibia battles a second wave...

1 200 frontline workers battle Covid

1 week ago - 13 January 2021 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKAs healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of Covid-19, the health...

Malaria: Substantial costs to individuals, governments

1 week ago - 12 January 2021 | Health

Malaria is one of the most severe public health problems worldwide and a leading cause of death in many developing countries with young children and...

Pack a lunch that packs a punch

1 week ago - 12 January 2021 | Health

Ensuring children get all the essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.Dietary influence on performanceEating a healthy diet and...

Covid carriers skip country

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKFour foreign nationals, who had entered Namibia for business purposes, escaped from isolation in Windhoek where they were held after three of them had...

700 health workers have Covid-19

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIHealth minister Kalumbi Shangula says the country is facing a worrying situation, with over 700 healthcare workers having tested positive for Covid-19 and three...

Covid-19: Former Erongo governor Mutjavikua dies

2 weeks ago - 04 January 2021 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKFormer governor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua, died from Covid-19 complications yesterday.He was in self-isolation after coming into contact...

Rapid tests to be used

2 weeks ago - 04 January 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKGovernment has changed its mind and will now make use of Covid-19 rapid tests received through numerous donations at the...

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Covid-19: State hospitals suspend visits

4 weeks ago - 23 December 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEK Visiting hours at all state hospitals have been suspended until further notice because of the rise in Covid-19 cases.This was confirmed yesterday by...

Covid-19: Gains and losses

4 weeks ago - 22 December 2020 | Health

Henriette Lamprecht Nine months to the day the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in Namibia on 14 March, president Hage Geingob confirmed Namibia is...

Purified air for Medipark staff,...

4 weeks ago - 22 December 2020 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAONGWEDIVAAir-conditioning company Millennium Refrigeration and Electrical Services donated an AeroMax air purifier valued at over N$30 000 to the Ongwediva Medipark private hospital on...

Namibia's medicine stocks healthy

1 month - 21 December 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKPharmaceutical supplies at the country's Central Medical Store (CMS) now stand at 76%, which is significantly higher than the same time last year when...

Wear your masks – Geingob

1 month - 18 December 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKPresident Hage Geingob has announced adjustments to the existing regulations in response to the escalating Covid-19 cases, which include...

Oshana sensitises citizens on Covid

1 month - 18 December 2020 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI Oshana regional police commissioner Rauha Amwele has pleaded with Namibians, especially those residing in her region, to comply...

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