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Cabinet to receive report on vaccination hesitancy

1 day - 21 January 2022 | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA report on Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy in Namibia will be presented to Cabinet.This report will focus on the findings of focus group discussions held last year in nine regions with low Covid-19 vaccination rates.All...

Unvaccinated employees must test weekly, Namcor says

2 days ago - 20 January 2022 | Health

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEK The National Petroleum Corporation (Namcor) has effected its vaccination policy, having asked unvaccinated employees to present negative Covid-19 results every week - at their own cost.In fact, one employee...

23% of target population vaccinated

3 days ago - 19 January 2022 | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAs of the beginning of this week, Namibia has administered 413 876 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines, translating to 23.3% of the target population of 1.7 million.This was shared yesterday by health ministry executive...

Child mortality expected to grow

4 days ago - 18 January 2022 | Health

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK While recent statistics indicate that under-five child mortality has decreased in Namibia in the past two decades from 2000 to 2020,...

How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

4 days ago - 18 January 2022 | Health

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University - the largest of its kind to date - found that meditation could help you to become...

Health ministry explains Trusted Travel System

4 days ago - 18 January 2022 | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAll travellers who are not fully vaccinated Namibians, Namibian permanent residents or truck drivers are still required to present negative Covid-19 PCR test results...

Employees can consult labour ministry on mandatory vaccinations –...

5 days ago - 17 January 2022 | Health

NAMPA WINDHOEK Justice minister Yvonne Dausab has advised aggrieved employees subjected to mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations by their employers to consult the...

Two-year pandemic widens gap between rich and poor

5 days ago - 17 January 2022 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITH WINDHOEKNearly two years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) first sounded the...

Covid: Deaths increased rapidly during fourth wave

5 days ago - 17 January 2022 | Health

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKMore than 3 700 Namibians have already died from Covid-19, with the...

More than the absence of mental disorders

1 week ago - 11 January 2022 | Health

Ideally it is a state of mental well-being in which people cope well with the many stresses of life, can realize their own potential, and...

Covid is not over

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2022 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESAfrica is nowhere near seeing the beginning of the end of Covid-19 that has ravaged the continent’s public health systems in the last two...

Hooray: No lives lost to hepatitis-E in 2021

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2022 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKNamibia’s hepatitis-E outbreak claimed zero lives in 2021, compared to four deaths recorded in 2020 and 23 fatalities in 2019.Between September 2017, when health...

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High risk of HIV infections...

1 month - 22 December 2021 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWidespread exposure to abuse and violence, alcohol use and other risk factors mean that close to two-thirds of Namibian girls face one or more...

Those in ICU all unvaccinated...

1 month - 22 December 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIHealth minister Kalumbi Shangula says all 16 people currently in intensive care units countrywide because of Covid-19 are unvaccinated.Shangula said the spreading of misinformation...

Children weighed down by mental...

1 month - 21 December 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibian children have been hit hardest by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which...

Omicron: Hospitalisation numbers on the...

1 month - 21 December 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia’s Covid-19 cases have quadrupled over the past few days, but most worrying is a spike in hospitalisations.By Saturday,...

Prison visits stopped because of...

1 month - 21 December 2021 | Health

NAMPAWINDHOEKThe Namibian Correctional Service has temporarily suspended contact visiting at its Windhoek Correctional Facility with immediate effect due to an increase in the number of...

Inequalities prevent access to services

1 month - 21 December 2021 | Health

Studies from England and South Africa have found that the risk of dying from COVID-19 among people living with HIV was double that of the...

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