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Zambia makes HIV testing mandatory

3 days ago - 18 August 2017 | Health

HIV/Aids testing is now mandatory in public health institutions as the Zambian government is acting to prevent further loss of life from the disease which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives since the mid-80s,...

3% of global health workers in Africa

3 days ago - 18 August 2017 | Health

African health experts tackled health challenges on the continent by providing innovative solutions led by African health specialists under Africa's first health umbrella body, African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) in Ghana...

Congo fever claims another life

1 week ago - 11 August 2017 | Health

A 63-year-old man died from Congo fever on Wednesday, raising the death toll from the tick-borne disease to two this year, health authorities confirmed yesterday. The victim hails from Uukwandongo in the Okahao district...

They meet under a tree

1 week ago - 11 August 2017 | Health

Community members living with HIV have come together to form support groups under the Community Adherence Refill Group (CRAG) which is funded by the US government through the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar)....

Eat well to feed well

1 week ago - 11 August 2017 | Health

Many new moms wonder how breastfeeding will affect their diet. You probably don't need to make any major changes to what you eat or drink when you're nursing, though there are a few important considerations...

HIV battle rages on

1 week ago - 10 August 2017 | Health

Since its inception in 2015, the Early Infant Diagnosis Programme, spearheaded by the US government, has been working hand in hand with the health ministry...

Rural areas struggle to attract health staff

1 week ago - 09 August 2017 | Health

Vacant positions for nurses, pharmacists and medical officers throughout the country have not been filled for months now due to a lack of qualified health...

Namibia scores zero on breastfeeding

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2017 | Health

Health facilities in Namibia do not fully meet recommended standards for breastfeeding as stipulated by Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has therefore...

The cost of hunger

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2017 | Health

The social and economic costs of undernutrition are revealed in a new study released in Kinshasa in July.The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study...

Diabetes on the rise and costs are increasing

2 weeks ago - 04 August 2017 | Health

The costs and complications of diabetes could overwhelm healthcare systems in sub-Saharan Africa and reach N$771 billion by 2030 if rates double, according to the...

Hospital projects shelved

2 weeks ago - 01 August 2017 | Health

Due to budgetary constraints, the health ministry has placed the construction of five facilities in the Kavango West Region on hold.These projects include the construction...

HIV pill now available

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2017 | Health

An anti-HIV medication called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, which can significantly reduce the risk of HIV infection, is now locally available. According to a...

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Queen praises Dr Ndume

4 weeks ago - 24 July 2017 | 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...

It lies with the children

1 month - 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...

Survey to unmask TB in...

1 month - 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...

Hospital plan takes new twist

1 month - 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...

Malaria outbreak claims 63

1 month - 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...

Patients applaud better service

1 month - 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...

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