Health

Foreign graduates protest 'unfair' tests

3 days ago - 15 February 2019 | Health

Dozens of foreign-trained medical and dentistry graduates took to the streets yesterday to protest against a pre-internship exam which they claim is unfair and discriminatory.One of the graduates, Giselinde Aluvilu, said the group was not...

Rabies sparks mass vaccinations

4 days ago - 14 February 2019 | Health

A 22-year-old man from Omayuuda village in the Ogongo area of the Omusati Region is under medical observation after being bitten by a donkey infected with rabies.The Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) has offered free...

Health ministry dumped us into poverty

6 days ago - 12 February 2019 | Health

A group of trainees who successfully completed a community-based healthcare training programme in 2017 accuse the health ministry of plunging them into poverty and despair with empty promises of jobs. “We are worse...

TB Consortium MoU inked

1 week ago - 08 February 2019 | Health

Elizabeth JosephOn 31 January, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed for the establishment of the TB Consortium by the Namibian University of Science and Technology (Nust), the health ministry, the Namibia Institute of Pathology...

Hepatitis E claims 40 lives

2 weeks ago - 04 February 2019 | Health

Forty people, including 17 women who were pregnant or had recently given birth, have died from the prolonged hepatitis E outbreak that broke out in September 2017.A total of 4 318 hepatitis E cases have...

PSEMAS fraudsters in Schlettwein's sights

3 weeks ago - 28 January 2019 | Health

Finance minister Calle Schlettwein says no stone will be left unturned in efforts to bring those who have defrauded the Public Service Employees Medical Aid...

Health to defend N$30m lawsuit

3 weeks ago - 24 January 2019 | Health

The health ministry and former minister Bernhard Haufiku are ready to defend a N$30 million lawsuit seeking damages for alleged negligence that led to the...

Anglican bishops tackle malaria

3 weeks ago - 22 January 2019 | Health

Bishop Luke Lungile Pato of the Anglican Diocese of Namibia says leaders of the faith community can play an important role in supporting efforts to...

Manganese health concerns for Lüderitz kids

1 month - 11 January 2019 | Health

Over the past week alarmed Lüderitz parents and other residents have called for a local primary school that opened its doors this week to stay...

Winning the war on HIV/Aids

1 month - 10 January 2019 | Health

Namibia is making inroads in the fight against HIV/Aids, according to findings published by the University of Columbia's Mailman School of Medical Health. The results...

Key populations count

1 month - 28 December 2018 | Health

SADC Members of Parliament have adopted minimum standards that have been developed for the protection of key populations in the context of HIV and Aids.Key...

Laughter is the best medicine

1 month - 21 December 2018 | Health

Henriette Lamprecht – It’s contagious and good medicine – not only for the body, but for the mind and soul as well. It lightens your...

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Spread of hepatitis E unique...

2 months ago - 13 December 2018 | Health

The way in which the hepatitis E outbreak has spread in Namibia is unique in the world, health experts say.Since the first cases were reported...

More villages get toilets

2 months ago - 11 December 2018 | Health

Although two northern villages were declared open-defecation-free (ODF) this week, an estimated 1.15 million Namibians, or half the population, still don't have access to proper...

Know your status

2 months ago - 04 December 2018 | Health

Elizabeth Joseph World Aids Day is commemorated on 1 December and although it brings creative awareness campaigns, it also brings a great wave of...

N$390m boost for HIV/Aids battle

2 months ago - 03 December 2018 | Health

The American government, through its United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has given Namibia an additional N$395 million under its US President's Emergency Plan...

HIV babies: The shocking truth

2 months ago - 30 November 2018 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES Paediatric HIV/Aids treatment is facing the ongoing challenges of a lack of child formulations to fight the...

Pensioner ankle-deep in sewage

2 months ago - 26 November 2018 | Health

A 91-year-old kindergarten owner in Katutura's so-called Wambo-lokasie has endured streams of sewage running through her house and yard for months, while City of Windhoek...

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