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Amid high infections, PrEP is an option

19 hours ago | Health

“The provision of sustainable HIV prevention services through making Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis available to HIV-negative people who are at substantial risk of contracting the virus, is a definite milestone for Namibia,” American ambassador to Namibia, Thomas...

All at health ministry chip in to save

1 day - 16 October 2017 | Health

Health minister Bernhard Haufiku has sacrificed his big office for a smaller one to make room for more staff at ministry headquarters as part of sweeping cost-cutting measures that won't affect patient care.“Even the minister...

Work stress can kill

1 day - 16 October 2017 | Health

At least 50% of people with depression do not receive treatment as a result of lack of information, stigma and cultural taboos.This was said by the World Health Organisation's director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti,...

Men reluctant to test for HIV

1 week ago - 06 October 2017 | Health

The ministry of health has expressed concern at the low number of adult males who go for HIV testing, saying they are to blame for slowing down the fight against the scourge. According to...

Schlettwein satisfied with new PSEMAS model

2 weeks ago - 29 September 2017 | Health

Finance minister Calle Schlettwein believes the government and medical service providers have found a lasting solution to the problems plaguing the medical aid fund for public servants, PSEMAS. “The new system has been developed...

Work starts on Okahandja pharma plant

2 weeks ago - 28 September 2017 | Health

The government's plan to establish its own pharmaceutical plant at Okahandja is finally out of the starting blocks.It would appear as if the government's previous...

Truckers resent HIV stigma

2 weeks ago - 27 September 2017 | Health

The truck drivers' union Solidarity has urged reporters, researchers and advocacy groups to stop blaming truck drivers for spreading HIV.Solidarity leader Joseph Garoeb said truck...

Pensioner dies in Opuwo clinic queue

3 weeks ago - 25 September 2017 | Health

A pensioner died while waiting to be attended to at the Opuwo clinic on Thursday morning.The police's crime investigations coordinator in Kunene, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf...

Unam to train anaesthetists

3 weeks ago - 22 September 2017 | Health

The Unam School of Medicine, established seven years ago, will enrol its first batch of students for a four-year specialisation course in anaesthesia next year.The...

Should young children own cell phones?

3 weeks ago - 22 September 2017 | Health

Could your child's cell phone make them more vulnerable to cyberbullying? The experts weigh in.Smartphones are everywhere and even the youngest member of the family...

These are not just bad PMS

3 weeks ago - 22 September 2017 | Health

Cramps suck. But they're nothing if not consistent. That's why it can be so alarming when your cramps suddenly feel different. Maybe what was once...

Private sector must join HIV/Aids fight

3 weeks ago - 21 September 2017 | Health

The Kavango West regional governor, Sirkka Ausiku, has appealed to the private sector, especially those involved in healthcare, to help eliminate HIV/Aids.Ausiku made the call...

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LGBTI group more prone ...

1 month - 11 September 2017 | Health

A recent study has concluded that HIV/Aids prevalence rates are relatively higher among certain population groups, based largely on their sexual orientation.The study was carried...

Running on fumes

1 month - 08 September 2017 | Health

You're only as old as you feel, the saying goes. But what if you feel old, tired, and rundown? Fatigue is a common complaint, especially...

A-tishoo!

1 month - 08 September 2017 | Health

Homemade remedies for hay fever can quickly reduce seasonal allergy reactions, providing relief from symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itching, congestion and coughing. Hay...

Blue Kunene renders humanitarian aid

1 month - 05 September 2017 | Health

Two people were airlifted from the Kunene Region to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital after military doctors forming part of the SADC joint air force exercise...

PrEP treatment makes inroads

1 month - 04 September 2017 | Health

About 44 people have accessed the oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) anti-HIV treatment from two Walvis Bay Corridor Group clinics and the Nappa clinic in Windhoek....

Aids funds are drying up

1 month - 01 September 2017 | Health

Namibia cannot afford to be caught with its pants down and must urgently find ways to mobilise domestic resources to combat HIV amid plans by...

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