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Food insecurity on the rise

5 hours ago | Health

ERWIN LEUSCHNERSWAKOPMUNDMore than 400 000 Namibians need food aid.This figure was announced by George Fedha, Namibia’s World Food Programme (WFP) representative, when he called on President Hage Geingob last week.According to Fedha, the programme has...

San poverty fuels spread of skin disease

1 day - 19 October 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKExcessive poverty and a lack of access to fresh water and hygiene products have been blamed for the spread of a disease, identified as part of a larger scabies outbreak in the region, that...

Distell launches campaign to keep shebeens safe

5 days ago - 15 October 2020 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK Distell Namibia recently launched a drive aimed at ensuring that shebeens across the country continue to operate safely while adhering to Covid-19 trading conditions. The drive was launched with...

Tackle Covid-19 stigma

5 days ago - 15 October 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITH WINDHOEK With the normalisation of Covid-19 over the past year, stigmatisation has waned, but experts warn that confronting fear-based discrimination must remain a priority and requires precise messaging. ...

End mental health discrimination

6 days ago - 14 October 2020 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATI A safe haven for Namibians suffering from mental illnesses, the Oshakati State Hospital psychiatric centre has changed the lives of about 26 000 people, and counting.With a 70-bed capacity, in August,...

Sick San call for help

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKAn infectious skin disease affecting a San village in the Kavango East Region is being investigated by state health officials after an urgent appeal...

Namibia Covid fight hugely successful – Nghipondoka

1 week ago - 12 October 2020 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK Businessman Vaino Nghipondoka has lauded the manner in which government has handled the Covid-19 pandemic so far, saying business...

Govt introduces orientation programme for foreign-trained medical graduates

1 week ago - 09 October 2020 | Health

NAMPA KEETMANSHOOPHealth minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday announced that government has introduced an orientation programme for foreign-trained medical...

'White elephant' comes to life

2 weeks ago - 06 October 2020 | Health

Ester KamatiOTJIWARONGOAfter being non-operational for two years, Otjiwarongo's Ombili health post, as it was called when it was first established six years ago, had become...

Psemas administration tender closes

2 weeks ago - 30 September 2020 | Health

HENRIETTE LAMPRECHTWINDHOEKThe tender for a new administrator of the Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) closed last week.The bidding period had been extended by...

N$30m boost for school toilets

2 weeks ago - 30 September 2020 | Health

ESTER KAMATIOTJIWARONGOThe government has made N$30 million available for upgrading taps and bathroom facilities at schools and hostels across the Otjozondjupa Region.This according to regional...

Health facilities handed over at southern border

3 weeks ago - 29 September 2020 | Health

ELIZABETH JOSEPHARIAMSVLEI The Anglo American Namibia Foundation (AANF), in partnership with the De Beers Group, have inaugurated new health facilities at...

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Gold mine digs deep

3 weeks ago - 28 September 2020 | Health

OTIS FINCKKaribib The QKR Namibia Navachab Gold Mine has inaugurated a N$2 million Covid-19 quarantine facility at Karibib.The Klippenberg Covid-19 facility, which consists of...

Antipsychotic drugs back in stock

3 weeks ago - 23 September 2020 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI After being out of stock for six months, the country has finally received antipsychotic and antidepressant medication....

Breaking the stigma of dementia

3 weeks ago - 23 September 2020 | Health

ERWIN LEUSCHNERSWAKOPMUNDSwakopmund's Alzheimer Dementia Namibia (ADN) Centre is the only one of its kind in the country. Here around two dozen people are cared for...

Covid-19: Partying Namibians throw caution...

4 weeks ago - 22 September 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibians have thrown caution to the wind and are failing to adhere to regulations without being policed, after the Covid-19 state of emergency...

It was the best of...

4 weeks ago - 22 September 2020 | Health

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it...

The simple act of moving

4 weeks ago - 22 September 2020 | Health

Henriette Lamprecht – Often mistaken for a silent disco or party, it encourages connection and joy through movement and music. Incorporating elements of meditation, yoga,...

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