Health

Zambian study woes hit 91 Namibians

1 day - 18 June 2018 | Health

The health ministry will send a delegation to Zambia this week to investigate the reasons behind two tertiary institutions in the neighbouring country withdrawing courses in which 91 Namibian medical students are enrolled. Health acting...

No meds since April

4 days ago - 15 June 2018 | Health

State hospitals countrywide have been out of Perindopril, a medicine for high blood pressure, since April.State patients say they were turned away when they went to hospitals for refills of the blood pressure pills and...

Psemas dependants must submit proof

6 days ago - 13 June 2018 | Health

The Ministry of Finance intends to terminate the membership of dependants of the Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) members who are older than 21, not studying or not living with disabilities.A public notice...

9 and on the pill

1 week ago - 08 June 2018 | Health

Girls as young as nine are accessing contraceptives at public health clinics without being accompanied by parents or guardians, while 10-year-olds are giving birth.These were just some of the shocking revelations heard recently during public...

15 hepatitis E results pending

1 week ago - 08 June 2018 | Health

The outbreak of hepatitis E in Omusati Region remains worrisome as 15 individuals showing symptoms remain under medical observation, pending their laboratory test result.The region has recorded one death among the 11 confirmed hepatitis E...

Time to get your jab

2 weeks ago - 05 June 2018 | Health

The Ministry of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef, yesterday launched National Vaccination Week with the theme...

Jobless nurses turn to Geingob

2 weeks ago - 01 June 2018 | Health

Unemployed registered Namibian nurses are calling on President Hage Geingob to address their plight, saying the future of the healthcare system is at stake.In a...

Nursing graduate now vegetable seller

3 weeks ago - 29 May 2018 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWEWhen she left her village at the age of 36 to pursue her nursing studies, Lydia Haukongo had high hopes for the future and...

Hepatitis E hits Omusati

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2018 | Health

The governor of the Omusati Region, Erginus Endjala, has warned inhabitants of his region to maximise all aspects of general hygiene as the region is...

US-donated clinics are not exclusive

4 weeks ago - 21 May 2018 | Health

The US embassy has come out in defence of the rural clinics it donated in the Okongo constituency, saying they were not exclusively used for...

China joins blindness battle

4 weeks ago - 21 May 2018 | Health

The health ministry's drive to assist the visually impaired suffering from cataracts has received a major boost, with the donation of medical equipment by the...

Dentistry students to be placed

1 month - 18 May 2018 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku has announced that he has managed to “scrape together” N$3.7 million to arrange internships for 27 dentistry graduates. Seventeen of...

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Exclusive ARV clinics discriminatory -...

1 month - 16 May 2018 | Health

Community members in the Okongo constituency say 14 health facilities donated by the US embassy to be used as antiretroviral (ARV) treatment distribution centres have...

Clinic turned into scrapyard

1 month - 15 May 2018 | Health

A mechanic who has been running a repair shop and scrapyard from the Khomasdal clinic for two years has finally been evicted by the authorities....

Ausiku irked by stalled health...

1 month - 15 May 2018 | Health

Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku is appealing to the health ministry to finalise the construction of the Nkurenkuru primary healthcare clinic, which was supposed to...

Ongushu yaakiintu nayi kalekwe po-Standard...

1 month - 30 April 2018 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWEUuntu nongushu yaakiintu oya pumbwa okugamenenwa po kutya otashi pula shike, pahapu dhomukomeho gwoshitayi shombaanga yoStandard Bank mOutapi, Geroldus Kazondunge.Kazondunge okwa popi ngaaka mEtitatu...

Mosquitoes a global focus

1 month - 20 April 2018 | Health

Over the past 28 years the Namibian government has managed to reduce malaria cases by almost 90%, down from half a million cases reported in...

Okahandja clinic dumps medical waste

2 months ago - 16 April 2018 | Health

Residents of Okahandja are facing a health risk following continued dumping of medical waste behind the Okahandja clinic. Namibian Sun found a mountain of garbage...

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