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Solar systems for rural clinics

3 days ago - 18 January 2018 | Health

Solar systems were installed at five rural clinics in Namibia during December to provide constant and cost-effective access to electricity. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Namibia collaborated with Global Fund and the health...

Hepatitis E cases rise

4 days ago - 17 January 2018 | Health

The number of hepatitis E cases plaguing several informal settlements of Windhoek continue to rise, with 294 cases presenting with clinical signs at Windhoek health facilities since October last year.The informal settlement of Havana remains...

Oshipangelo shaShikuku tashi tamanekwa

1 week ago - 12 January 2018 | Health

Uuministeli wuundjolowele inawu vula okugandja epeko lyondjokonona yepango lyomukokele ngoka a pangwa moshipangelo shaSt Martin, mOshikuku koHealth Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA). Ofamili yomukokele ngoka, otayi popi kutya okwa lemana konima sho a kalekwa moshipangelo...

Oshikuku hospital under fire

1 week ago - 11 January 2018 | Health

The health ministry has been unable to provide the medical records of a pensioner treated at St Martin's Hospital at Oshikuku to the Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA).The man's family claim that he became...

Rebate ban a lose-lose situation

1 week ago - 11 January 2018 | Health

Local gym owner Henk Cloete believes the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) has made a big mistake by doing away with gym rebates.This, he says, will not only have the effect of making gyms...

Kwa lopotwa iipotha yoHepatitis E moshilandopangelo

1 week ago - 08 January 2018 | Health

Omuntu gumwe okwa lopotwa a hulitha omanga yaali ya taambelwa moshipangelo shaKatutura oshowo shaRoman Catholic Private Hospital na yalwe oya tumwa komagumbo. Onkundana ndjoka oya...

Pollution is a ticking time-bomb

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2018 | Health

The ministry of health appears to have on its hands a massive health crisis which was in fact predicted in a 2017 publication about informal...

Shortage of rabies vaccine

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2018 | Health

For the past few months government hospitals and clinics have been running out of human rabies vaccine, which forces people to turn to private pharmacies...

Rebate drop irks gym goers

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2018 | Health

Fitness centre members are unhappy about the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) decision to cancel gym rebates. Namfisa late last year announced that medical...

Hepatitis outbreak still under control

3 weeks ago - 29 December 2017 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHA total of 38 people have been linked to the hepatitis E virus (HEV) outbreak in Windhoek’s informal settlements, including nine who tested positive...

Geingob asks for national spirit of love this Christmas

3 weeks ago - 25 December 2017 | Health

President Hage Geingob’s Christmas wish list is for all Namibians to adopt a zero tolerance attitude towards violence against women and children, to remain safe...

Hepatitis E outbreak can be contained

1 month - 21 December 2017 | Health

A rare outbreak of hepatitis E virus (HEV) spread by contaminated water in Windhoek's informal settlements claimed the life of a 26-year-old mother in November,...

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Hepatitis E outbreak confirmed

1 month - 20 December 2017 | Health

Health minister Bernhard Haufiku confirmed the outbreak of a rare form of hepatitis in Windhoek’s informal settlements today.Nine people have tested positive for the Hepatitis...

Mwoombola hits back at...

1 month - 14 December 2017 | Health

Former health permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola has spoken out for the first time since his widely publicised standoff with his former boss Bernard Haufiku, which...

No listeria fears for Namibia

1 month - 14 December 2017 | Health

Namibia is safe from contaminated food products which have caused an outbreak of listeria in South Africa and caused the death of at least 37...

Cabinet to decide on referral...

1 month - 13 December 2017 | Health

Cabinet will have the last say as far as the site for the new referral hospital in the north is concerned.The health ministry yesterday confirmed...

Crisis? What crisis?

1 month - 07 December 2017 | Health

A new central procurement system has been blamed for bogging down the supply of essential medical supplies at the Central Medical Store in Windhoek. ...

Hospital project in limbo

1 month - 05 December 2017 | Health

A boardroom tussle between northern politicians and health minister Bernard Haufiku is threatening to stall the development of a large hospital project. A high...

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