Health

Mwoombola hits back at Haufiku

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Health

Former health permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola has spoken out for the first time since his widely publicised standoff with his former boss Bernard Haufiku, which had threatened to compromise service delivery at the ministry. Mwoombola...

No listeria fears for Namibia

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Health

Namibia is safe from contaminated food products which have caused an outbreak of listeria in South Africa and caused the death of at least 37 people.But Namibians travelling to South Africa for the festive season...

Cabinet to decide on referral hospital

5 days ago - 13 December 2017 | Health

Cabinet will have the last say as far as the site for the new referral hospital in the north is concerned.The health ministry yesterday confirmed that it was working around the clock to come up...

Crisis? What crisis?

1 week ago - 07 December 2017 | Health

A new central procurement system has been blamed for bogging down the supply of essential medical supplies at the Central Medical Store in Windhoek. Health minister Bernard Haufiku yesterday assured the public that there...

Hospital project in limbo

1 week ago - 05 December 2017 | Health

A boardroom tussle between northern politicians and health minister Bernard Haufiku is threatening to stall the development of a large hospital project. A high level of uncertainty still surrounds the troubled referral hospital earmarked...

Geingob must intervene at health

1 week ago - 05 December 2017 | Health

The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) has urged President Hage Geingob to immediately intervene in the situation at the health ministry, which the party says...

Spotlight on HIV, PrEP

2 weeks ago - 01 December 2017 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES Today, the world celebrates the efforts it has made to combat the spread of HIV/Aids by pushing...

Doctors decry lack of medical supplies

2 weeks ago - 30 November 2017 | Health

Doctors attached to the Katutura and Windhoek Central hospitals are urging health minister Bernhard Haufiku to tackle a lack of medicines and essential surgical supplies.The...

Oshipangelo shaShakati shi li mompumbwe

3 weeks ago - 21 November 2017 | Health

Aanambelewa yuunamiti mOshipangelo shepangelo mOshakati oya holola kutya oomwenyo dhaapangwa yawo odhili moshiponga sho onkalo yoshipangelo shoka yuuka kuuwinayi.MuSepetemba gwonuumvo oshipangelo shoka osha li shiiyadha...

Oshakati hospital running on empty

4 weeks ago - 20 November 2017 | Health

Medical practitioners at the Oshakati Intermediary Hospital say they fear the lives of patients could be put at risk due to collapsing, untenable conditions prevailing...

US gives millions to fight HIV/Aids

1 month - 08 November 2017 | Health

Funding to the tune of N$435 million from the United States government to help continue the fight against Namibia's top killer, HIV/Aids, forms part of...

Healthcare concerns linger

1 month - 06 November 2017 | Health

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has confirmed that a 'turf war' between the health minister, Bernard Haufiku, and his permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola, is threatening to...

Health

Exodus from diabetes association

1 month - 02 November 2017 | Health

The coordinator of the Diabetes Association of Namibia (DAN), Dr Matthews Mojekwu, is concerned over the departure of prominent members and founders of the association.Three...

Engela parents to sue over...

1 month - 27 October 2017 | Health

KENYA KAMBOWEThe parents of a baby girl who died shortly after her mother gave birth to her while standing in the Engela Hospital’s maternity ward...

Breast cancer: Men get the...

1 month - 27 October 2017 | Health

On average, 10 Namibians are diagnosed with cancer every day, and of this nearly 56% are women. This is according to the CEO of the...

Health ministry freezes jobs for...

1 month - 25 October 2017 | Health

The ministry of health and social services has frozen all vacant positions in the ministry because of financial constraints. In a letter addressed to...

Woman loses baby in hospital...

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Health

A 38-year-old woman on Friday lost her baby in the maternity ward of the Engela State Hospital in the Ohangwena Region after the nurses on...

Human milk bank coming

1 month - 20 October 2017 | Health

A plan to establish the country's first breast-milk bank is at an advanced stage and may see the milk reserve opening its doors as soon...

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