Health

Namibia runs low on condoms

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI There are no condoms at most bars and sheebens in northern Namibia as well as some clinics and health centres in the Khomas Region, which have been the hot...

Psemas axes non-compliant pensioners

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe government medical aid has removed over 15 000 retired members for failing to submit applications to remain as members at...

Covid: Geingob encourages vaccinations as 3 436 die

5 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESOnly 9% of Namibians fully vaccinated14% Khomas fully vaccinated (highest regionally)15.1% of national population received first jab3 556 doses administered per day WINDHOEK So far, 3 436 Namibians have died from...

Suicide in youth

6 days ago - 14 September 2021 | Health

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29 year olds globally. There is also an increasing awareness in the general population about the tremendous negative consequences of youth suicidality, not only because of...

One in 100 deaths is by suicide

1 week ago - 07 September 2021 | Health

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide according to the World Health Organisation.Every year, more people die as a result of suicide than HIV, malaria or breast cancer ? or...

Vaccine accessibility improves in Erongo

1 week ago - 07 September 2021 | Health

ADOLF KAURE SWAKOPMUNDErongo governor Neville Andre has lauded the Swakopmund drive-through vaccination station as...

Mandatory workplace vaccines explored

2 weeks ago - 31 August 2021 | Health

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKSome of the leading business minds in the country say companies will...

The role of artificial intelligence in diagnoses

2 weeks ago - 31 August 2021 | Health

Researchers at Cambridge University and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge have developed an approach using artificial intelligence that can diagnose dementia from a single brain scan,...

Hospitals

3 weeks ago - 27 August 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIHealth minister Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday said all hospital wards that had been repurposed to accommodate Covid-19 patients have been freed up and returned...

Man gets wrong second Covid-19 vaccine

3 weeks ago - 25 August 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe health ministry is investigating how a 30-year-old man was given the wrong vaccine at a vaccination station at the Engela Distict Hospital last...

The economic cost of Alzheimer's disease: Family or public...

3 weeks ago - 24 August 2021 | Health

Before reviewing the cost of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), cost terminology must first be defined. The costs of dementia to society are the result of all...

Pregnant women urged to get vaccinated

4 weeks ago - 23 August 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIA doctor at the Ongwediva Medipark hospital is urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect themselves and their unborn babies.Dr Linda...

Health

Ramatex could become medical research...

1 month - 20 August 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKFormer health minister Dr Bernard Haufiku says they will prioritise medical research and promote access to quality healthcare at the former Ramatex textile factory...

Code Red puts customers first

1 month - 20 August 2021 | Health

Iréne-Mari van der WaltPULL QUOTE: Aubrey Oosthuizen, Code Red Medical Services; “Your reputation is very important…”Emergency rescue was never a part of Aubrey Oosthuizen’s life...

The office of the Khomas...

1 month - 20 August 2021 | Health

New treatment for children living...

1 month - 19 August 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe health ministry has expanded the roll-out of Dolutegravir, a treatment...

More AstraZeneca donations coming ...

1 month - 18 August 2021 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia is expected to receive 500 000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from a friendly country by the end of...

Ministry assesses hospital mortuaries

1 month - 17 August 2021 | Health

NAMPAWINDHOEKThe ministry of health and social services has commissioned an assessment to determine the functionality of all hospital-based mortuaries around the country.This was announced by...

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