Health

Three hospital beds per 1 000 people

2 days ago - 02 April 2020 | Health

HENRIETTE LAMPRECHTWINDHOEKThere are only 18 beds available in intensive care units (ICU) in Namibian state hospitals. Private hospitals offer an additional 67 ICU beds countrywide.These figures were provided by health minister Kalumbi Shangula in the...

Happy nations deal better with corona

4 days ago - 31 March 2020 | Health

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK While countries around the world are reeling under the deadly threat of the coronavirus, finding good cheer has become difficult. However, experts at the United Nations view it differently and asked...

Hepatitis rages on amidst Covid-19

5 days ago - 30 March 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKA crippling lack of handwashing and toilet facilities in Namibia's densely populated informal settlements has led to close to 7 500 hepatitis E infections and claimed six more lives since January.Meanwhile, fears that the...

N$1m to fight corona in Kavango East

5 days ago - 30 March 2020 | Health

Kenya KamboweRUNDUThe Kavango East regional council has given the regional health directorate just over N$1 million to fight the coronavirus.The leadership of the region's six constituencies redirected funds meant for this year's independence celebrations as...

Street vendors booted

5 days ago - 30 March 2020 | Health

ESTER KAMATIOSHAKATIThe Ondangwa town council is one of many authorities that have to take necessary and somewhat extreme measures to keep residents safe from the coronavirus. One such measure is clearing the streets of Ondangwa...

Emergency plan for slum dwellers

1 week ago - 26 March 2020 | Health

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKEmergency work is under way by a handful of non-profit private organisations to safeguard Windhoek residents living in the city's poorest and most under-resourced...

Sanitiser, mask prices surge

1 week ago - 26 March 2020 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK The Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) has warned retailers selling hand sanitisers, immune boosters and face masks that it will impose penalties for...

Namibia at crossroads

1 week ago - 25 March 2020 | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThree Namibians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, as infections of the...

Competition Commission warns pharmacies

1 week ago - 25 March 2020 | Health

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe Namibia Competition Commission has warned retailers selling hand sanitisers, immune...

Mushelenga orders reconnection of water

1 week ago - 24 March 2020 | Health

Kenya Kambowe RUNDUTo aid the fight against the coronavirus, urban and rural development minister...

Mushelenga orders reconnection of water

1 week ago - 23 March 2020 | Health

Kenya KamboweRUNDUTo aid the fight against the coronavirus, urban and rural development minister Peya Mushelenga has ordered that all local authorities reconnect water supply to...

Debmarine-Namdeb Foundation joins fight against hepatitis E

1 week ago - 23 March 2020 | Health

The Debmarine-Namdeb Foundation says the impact hepatitis E has had in Namibia highlights the importance to join in the fight against the spread of the...

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Call to close Oshikango border...

2 weeks ago - 19 March 2020 | Health

People living at Oshikango are calling for the closure of the border post to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus between Namibia and Angola....

CCN calls for halt to...

2 weeks ago - 19 March 2020 | Health

The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) has called on all its member churches and the entire Christian community to adhere to precautionary measures recommended...

Covid-19 turns country upside down

2 weeks ago - 17 March 2020 | Health

Concerts, meetings, conferences, graduation ceremonies and other gatherings have been cancelled, while parents were left scurrying to make alternative arrangements after schools, kindergartens and crèches...

The youth and a pandemic...

2 weeks ago - 17 March 2020 | Health

The outbreak of the coronavirus in China has killed more than 900 people, but one group has escaped with minimal damage: Children.Youth can certainly contract...

Killer invades Namibian House

2 weeks ago - 16 March 2020 | Health

The presidency has reiterated that “big gatherings” include funerals, church services, concerts, sport matches, schools and universities, which form part of President Hage Geingob's 30-day...

Psemas bid conditionally approved

3 weeks ago - 13 March 2020 | Health

A tender for administering the Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) is ready and should be advertised in due course, the Central Procurement Board...

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