Health

Hepatitis still raging on

3 days 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 to 42 while continuing to infect dozens of Namibians each...

Namibia makes progress on child malnutrition

1 week ago - 11 April 2019 | Health

The latest global estimates indicate that malnutrition among Namibian children under five years old has decreased since the year 2000.The new Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates report by Unicef, the World Health Organisation and the World...

Hospital hygiene leaves much to be desired

1 week ago - 05 April 2019 | Health

The poor hygiene at Namibian hospitals, which has made news headlines over the years, has once again been highlighted in a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.The report by the WHO and the United Nations Children's...

N$156bn lost to diseases

2 weeks ago - 03 April 2019 | Health

Diseases afflicting Namibia's population resulted in a N$156 billion loss to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2015 alone. They were also responsible for a substantial loss in health, estimated at nearly 1.1 million...

Rotten to the core

2 weeks ago - 02 April 2019 | Health

If the corruption plaguing the Public Service Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) is not halted, government will be compelled to transform the scheme and disadvantage low-earning civil servants.This is according to finance minister Calle Schlettwein, who...

Sharing tombo, kapana linked to hepatitis E

3 weeks ago - 27 March 2019 | Health

Research conducted by the University of Namibia (Unam), in close collaboration with Cardiff University, has found that the ongoing hepatitis E outbreak in informal areas...

Government pharmaceutical plant on hold

3 weeks ago - 22 March 2019 | Health

Government's plan to construct a pharmaceutical plant is on hold until various agreements are reached with private sector partners involved in the project.This is according...

Hepatitis E outbreak hits Walvis

1 month - 19 March 2019 | Health

The Walvis Bay municipality has called on residents not to panic in the wake of a reported hepatitis E outbreak at the coastal town, saying...

Health buckles under meds shortage

1 month - 18 March 2019 | Health

A consignment of critically needed antibiotics is on hold at Customs in Walvis Bay after the supplier's import permit expired.The executive director of the health...

Katutura prepares to eradicate cockroaches

1 month - 18 March 2019 | Health

The Katutura Intermediate Hospital has announced plans to eradicate its resident pests, including the infamous cockroaches, from the hospital.Delivering a ministerial statement in parliament last...

Health defends cancelling tea and biscuits

1 month - 13 March 2019 | Health

The health ministry estimates it will achieve savings of between N$50 million to N$60 million annually following a directive to stop serving tea, coffee and...

Boy impaled on broken chair

1 month - 11 March 2019 | Health

The family of Fortune Akawa (15) and the Oshana education directorate hope that an operation on 22 March will enable Akawa to return to school.Akawa,...

Health

Ministry finally settles negligence claim

1 month - 28 February 2019 | Health

The health ministry yesterday paid compensation of half a million dollars to a woman who had sued the Katutura state hospital for the death of...

Namibia under guinea-worm surveillance

1 month - 28 February 2019 | Health

The Omusati Region is under surveillance by the World Health Organisation (WHO) following two confirmed human cases of dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) in the Angolan province...

Hepatitis E a 'Windhoek-borne' disease...

1 month - 27 February 2019 | Health

Following a hepatitis E outbreak in the Omusati Region last year, research was conducted by the University of Namibia (Unam) and Cardiff University, which found...

Russian-trained doctors 'insulted'

1 month - 22 February 2019 | Health

An association of Russian-trained Namibian doctors have issued a scathing statement in response to criticism of the quality of medical training obtained at Eastern European...

Foreign graduates protest 'unfair' tests

2 months 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...

Rabies sparks mass vaccinations

2 months 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...

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