Health

Winning the fight against measles

6 days ago - 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 week ago - 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 week ago - 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 the Comoros with 56% of the cases. This is according...

Women: The face of HIV

1 week ago - 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 minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula the northern parts of the country...

The calm in the storm

2 weeks ago - 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, however, has never backed down from any challenge she was...

Maternity ward in limbo

2 weeks ago - 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

3 weeks ago - 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

3 weeks 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

1 month - 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...

Kavango Catholic hospitals in danger of closure

1 month - 11 November 2019 | Health

Management of five Catholic Health Services (CHS) hospitals in the two Kavango regions say they may have to close shop if no further monetary allocation...

Chinese restore vision in Windhoek

1 month - 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

1 month - 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...

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Free cancer screening at Nkurenkuru...

1 month - 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...

1 month - 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'

1 month - 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...

Hepatitis deaths slow down

2 months ago - 04 October 2019 | Health

The ongoing hepatitis E outbreak has not claimed any further lives over the past two months, with the fatality rate remaining at 55 since August....

Increasing the volume

2 months ago - 01 October 2019 | Health

Ester KamatiThe Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) public relations campaigns and special events class, along with Student Representative Council (SRC) and Nust clinic,...

Clear vision for all

2 months ago - 27 September 2019 | Health

Michelline NawatisesSanlam, together with its project partner Shaetonhodi Optometrist, recently launched the third edition of a programme known as the Sanlam Vision for Change Project....

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