Health

Queen praises Dr Ndume

5 hours ago | Health

The Oukwanyama Traditional Authority has presented an “award of commendation” to eye specialist Dr Helena Ndume in recognition of her dedication and commitment to the prevention of blindness in the country. The award was...

It lies with the children

3 days ago - 21 July 2017 | Health

Seventy years ago, Unicef was founded to meet the desperate needs of children whose lives had been torn apart by World War II. It did not matter then which country those children lived in or...

Survey to unmask TB in Namibia

4 days ago - 20 July 2017 | Health

The health ministry launched the tuberculosis disease prevalence survey (DPS) that will screen 34 000 Namibians aged 15 and above over the next six months to mitigate the country’s high global ranking. The survey will...

Hospital plan takes new twist

5 days ago - 19 July 2017 | Health

There is a fresh twist to the planned referral hospital for the north, with Oshana governor Clemens Kashuupulwa saying a recent resolution by the Oshana regional councillors, who recommended Ondangwa as the preferred location for...

Malaria outbreak claims 63

1 week ago - 17 July 2017 | Health

The health ministry announced last week that from a total number of over 38 000 malaria cases, 63 deaths were reported countrywide between January and April this year. Briefing the National Assembly, deputy health minister...

Patients applaud better service

1 week ago - 14 July 2017 | Health

The Facility Electronic Stock Card (FESC) introduced at the Oshakati Intermediate and Referral Hospital has resulted in tangible improved dispensing service at the hospital's pharmacy.This...

Family planning empowers

1 week ago - 14 July 2017 | Health

Family planning improves child survival and reduces maternal deaths. But the uptake of family planning in Africa is only 33%, nearly half the world average...

Birth control and refugee crises

1 week ago - 14 July 2017 | Health

Women fleeing conflict or uprooted by disaster are desperate not to become pregnant when their lives are already at risk.Contraceptives can save lives during crises...

Tackling women and HIV

1 week ago - 11 July 2017 | Health

Delegates to the first ever women's parliament which ended in Seychelles last week have called for sustained engagement over issues dealt with during the session.The...

Kill the flowers, kill the mosquito

2 weeks ago - 07 July 2017 | Health

Gardening could be a powerful weapon against malaria, culling mosquito populations by cutting off their food supply, say researchers.A team tested their idea in nine...

Opening up the tangles

2 weeks ago - 07 July 2017 | Health

Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer's have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists.The team at the MRC Laboratory of...

Toilet tenders stink

2 weeks ago - 04 July 2017 | Health

Since 2012 the government has been jumping from one toilet system to another, spending millions of dollars, but failing to find a suitable system for...

Health

Abortion debate rages on

3 weeks ago - 30 June 2017 | Health

Social advocate Bience Gawanas has joined health minister Bernhard Haufiku in calling on Namibians to the debate on decriminalisation of abortion in a bid to...

NMC sticks by NBC decision

3 weeks ago - 30 June 2017 | Health

Namibia Medical Care has defended its decision to suspend the medical aid coverage of NBC employees, saying that it had a fiduciary responsibility to its...

Sleeping on your feet

3 weeks ago - 30 June 2017 | Health

Fatigue is a common complaint, especially after people hit middle age. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways to boost energy. Some even slow the...

Hospital has a million patients...

3 weeks ago - 27 June 2017 | Health

The chief medical officer at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, Dr Korbinian Vizcaya Amutenya, says that the northern hospital is basically a referral hospital as all...

Haufiku denies Ondangwa utterances

1 month - 23 June 2017 | Health

Health minister Bernard Haufiku has denied saying Ondangwa was not ideal for the construction of a new referral hospital in the north. Haufiku recently drew...

Eye camp restores sight to...

1 month - 23 June 2017 | Health

The directorate of health in the Oshana Region has expressed delight about the success of the government-sponsored intervention aimed at preventing, controlling and eradicating blindness...

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