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Fresh water could turn hepatitis tide

4 hours ago | Health

Unless the lack of clean running water and toilets within informal settlements is tackled urgently, the 19-month tide of hepatitis E infections across the country which has infected thousands and killed 45 will be difficult...

Namibia okuli moshiponga shomikithi

4 hours ago | Health

Pethimbo oshilongo tashi kondjo nomukithi gwohepatitis E, ehangano lyuundjolowele muuyuni olya holola olopota kutya oopresenda 49 dhaakwashigana kadhi na uundjugo na ohadhi longitha owala iihwa nenge omahala ga andjuka mokwiikwathela nokutula oshigwana moshiponga shomikithi. Pauyelele...

Disease time bomb

1 day - 19 June 2019 | Health

As the country battles an ongoing hepatitis E epidemic, a global health report has shockingly revealed that 49% of Namibians are still defecating in the open, posing a serious health risk. According to the new...

Hepatitis E cases surpass 5 000

1 week ago - 13 June 2019 | Health

More than 1 000 new hepatitis E cases have been detected in Namibia since January, while 45 people have died since the first case was detected nearly two years ago in Windhoek's informal settlements....

Cervical cancer kills 135 in //Karas in 2018

1 week ago - 10 June 2019 | Health

In 2018, cervical cancer accounted for 135 deaths of women mostly aged between 30 and 49 in Namibia, the governor of the //Karas Region, Lucia Basson, has said. Basson revealed these statistics during a stakeholders'...

TB hospital nears completion

2 weeks ago - 06 June 2019 | Health

A long-awaited TB hospital at Keetmanshoop is expected to be completed by September this year, says the //Karas regional health director, Dr Refanus Kooper. ...

Diseases batter Namibians

2 weeks ago - 31 May 2019 | Health

More than 1.3 million people required interventions against non-communicable diseases in Namibia in 2017. Meanwhile, the probability of a 30-year-old dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer,...

Menstruation is normal - governor

2 weeks ago - 31 May 2019 | Health

One in ten menstruating girls in Namibia skip school every month or drop out completely because of a lack of sanitary products. This was said...

Namibia hailed as leader in HIV response

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2019 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITH Namibia is leading the race towards reaching epidemic control of HIV in Africa and the government’s robust commitment to...

Iipotha yoMalaria ya gu pevi

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2019 | Health

Iipotha yomukithi gwomalaria oya gu pevi noonkondo miitopolwa iyali yaKavango, sho kwa lopotwa owala iipotha yi li 1 120 okuyeleka nomvula ya zi ko ethimbo...

Malaria cases drop

4 weeks ago - 23 May 2019 | Health

Cases of malaria have dropped significantly in the two Kavango regions, with only 1 120 cases recorded so far this year, while over 6 000...

Urgent progress on low birth weight needed

4 weeks ago - 21 May 2019 | Health

Namibia's estimated prevalence of low birth weight stood at 15.5% in 2015, which is higher than that of the African region, which has a prevalence...

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Impaled boy back at school

1 month - 14 May 2019 | Health

A boy who was impaled on a broken chair during a classroom altercation last year has returned to school after undergoing bowel surgery on 22...

Congo fever fears deepen

1 month - 13 May 2019 | Health

A third suspected case of the highly contagious Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has been reported at the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital. A 27-year-old man from Ontananga...

Congo fever fears rise

1 month - 09 May 2019 | Health

The Ontananga area in the Oshikoto Region is under surveillance after one patient tested positive for the highly contagious Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and another...

Just different, not less

1 month - 30 April 2019 | Health

Mariselle Stofberg Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers...

US helps Namibia win against...

1 month - 23 April 2019 | Health

Namibia's health ministry last week signed a new five-year cooperation agreement with the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at keeping...

Hepatitis still raging on

2 months ago - 15 April 2019 | Health

The hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia which has raged on for a year and a half, claimed another life bringing the total number of deaths...

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