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Govt splashes millions on isolation opulence

5 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKGovernment has spent N$165 million to accommodate Covid-19 patients at guest houses and luxury hotels since the start of the deadly...

New 'triple pill' could eliminate high blood pressure

5 hours ago | Health

In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George Institute for Global Health — with branches in the United Kingdom, Australia, and India — they tested the effectiveness and safety of using an...

Covid-19: Namibia records five new deaths

1 day - 12 April 2021 | Health

NAMPA WINDHOEKHealth minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Saturday announced that the country recorded 130 new Covid-19 positive cases and five deaths. The deaths were reported from the Oshakati, Windhoek, Omaruru and...

Only 2 300 vaccinated against Covid so far

4 days ago - 09 April 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKAfter a slow start, the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines has gradually accelerated, with over 2 300 people vaccinated in just three weeks against the deadly virus.Health ministry executive director Ben...

N$53m Rundu maternity ward closed

5 days ago - 08 April 2021 | Health

Kenya Kambowe RUNDU Just four months after health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula inaugurated a N$53.6 million-dollar maternity ward at Rundu State Hospital, the...

Living with endometriosis: A warrior’s story

5 days ago - 08 April 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA ONGWEDIVALea Nampala lived with chronic pain for years before being diagnosed with...

Sexual and reproductive rights are rights – Gawanas

5 days ago - 08 April 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKAdvocate Bience Gawanas, former special advisor on Africa for the United...

Vahekeni on ACC, PG radar

6 days ago - 07 April 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is still occupied with an investigation into alleged corrupt practices by health ministry senior pharmacist...

Diseases that hide in your blood

1 week ago - 06 April 2021 | Health

Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The...

Health gambles with Indian vaccine

1 week ago - 01 April 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe health ministry is pushing ahead with negotiations for Covishield vaccines despite concerns of its lack of effectiveness against the...

ACC staggers on Haufiku’s ‘medicine-rot’ file

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Health

MATHIAS HAUFIKU WINDHOEKFive years after former health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku submitted files containing...

Correcting altered brain circuit could tackle coinciding obesity and...

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Health

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions are providing new insights into this association by identifying and characterizing a novel neural circuit that...

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Windhoek Central Hospital suffers blackout

2 weeks ago - 29 March 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Windhoek Central Hospital's neonatal unit and theatre were left in a state of panic yesterday morning when they were hurriedly relocated to local...

Health makes U-turn on vaccine...

3 weeks ago - 23 March 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe health ministry has cancelled a Covid-19 vaccine tender and has returned bids amid outcry over the involvement of middlemen.To...

Two informal settlements on verge...

3 weeks ago - 23 March 2021 | Health

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Kalumbi on Covid vaccines: We...

3 weeks ago - 18 March 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKHealth minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says Namibia is not obliged to wait for World Health Organisation (WHO) approval to...

Middlemen eye N$583m from Covid...

3 weeks ago - 17 March 2021 | Health

STAFF REPORTERVaccines: N$535mTraining: N$23mResearch and monitoring: N$16mPublic education: N$4.3mClinical evaluation: N$2.3mRegulatory and legal: N$1.3m WINDHOEKThe health ministry, which recently got exemption from...

Shangula procures unapproved Covid vaccines...

4 weeks ago - 16 March 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe health ministry is forging ahead with plans to allow the importation of vaccines not approved by the Namibia Medicines...

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