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World-class medical equipment with GC Medical

1 week ago - 10 January 2020 | Health

Ester Kamati Despite what it describes as a “rough start” in July 2017, GC Medical has been working towards their aim of delivering world-class service locally through factory-trained technical and clinical teams. The medical equipment...

Stubborn Hepatitis E still soaring

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Health

Namibia's hepatitis E outbreak shows no signs of abating since it first erupted more than two years ago. Nineteen people were killed by the disease in 2019 and a 65% rise in new infections saw...

Christmas babies galore

3 weeks ago - 30 December 2019 | Health

Hospitals in Windhoek recorded 28 new births on Christmas Day, while Erongo welcomed 16 of these births and Otjiwarongo six.The Katutura State Hospital topped the list of Christmas babies with 23.The Windhoek Central Hospital recorded...

Winning the fight against measles

1 month - 09 December 2019 | Health

Over the past decade there has been a drastic decline in measles cases in Namibia, dropping from 1 815 to only 16 confirmed cases this year. This is according to new estimates from the World...

Economic misery fuels suicides

1 month - 06 December 2019 | Health

Close to 400 people died by suicide between January and September 2019 and experts warn that Namibia's economic crisis, lack of jobs and the crippling drought are increasing the risk of suicidal behaviour. Statistics...

Malaria cases on the rise

1 month - 06 December 2019 | Health

Namibia accounts for 29.2% of suspected malaria cases in East and Southern and Africa (ESA). This percentage is the second largest in the sub-region, behind...

Women: The face of HIV

1 month - 06 December 2019 | Health

More than 200 000 Namibians aged 15 years and older are living with HIV and more than half of them are women.According to the health...

The calm in the storm

1 month - 29 November 2019 | Health

MARISELLE STOFBERG Everyone has a dream of making a difference in life, but sometimes lacks the perseverance and determination needed to do that. Renay Coetzee,...

Maternity ward in limbo

1 month - 25 November 2019 | Health

Poor floor work has led to the halting of the N$59 million antenatal and postnatal maternity ward project at the Onandjokwe state hospital.This was after...

More than meets the eye

1 month - 22 November 2019 | Health

Evany van Wyk “Being able to do what I do – and doing it well – is a blessing!” says Lizelle van Schalkwyk, the...

Namibia, Angola strengthen disease surveillance

2 months ago - 20 November 2019 | Health

Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic animals and livestock are the worst affected by surveillance...

Hospital ­denies Itula ­allegation

2 months ago - 14 November 2019 | Health

The regional directorate of health for Ohangwena has denied an allegation by independent presidential candidate Panduleni Itula that a patient at Eenhana district hospital had...

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Chinese restore vision in Windhoek

2 months ago - 11 November 2019 | Health

The health ministry, with the assistance of the Chinese government represented by its vice-premier Sun Chunlan, on Friday launched its telemedicine approach and at the...

Caring CAN change a life

2 months ago - 08 November 2019 | Health

Evany van Wyk In June 2015, Rolf Hansen was appointed as the third chief executive officer of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) since...

Battle to stop hepatitis E...

2 months ago - 28 October 2019 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITH With more than 6 500 suspected cases of hepatitis E detected in 13 of Namibia’s 14 regions since the outbreak...

Free cancer screening at Nkurenkuru...

2 months ago - 25 October 2019 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWE The Ongwediva Medipark Private Hospital, in conjunction with the office of the former first lady Penexupifo Pohamba, will today conduct...

Corridor Group helps with special...

2 months ago - 24 October 2019 | Health

Nurses from the Walvis Bay Corridor Group's (WBCG) Wellness Clinic at Oshikango recently rushed to assist a woman who went into labour at the Oshikango...

ACC probes exam 'cheating'

2 months ago - 23 October 2019 | Health

The Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA) has roped in the services of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations that cheating had rocked the...

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