Health

US donates face shields, swabs

6 days ago - 20 October 2020 | Health

The American Embassy in Namibia donated 11 000 face shields and 3000 nasal testing swabs packaged with specimen transport media tubes to the ministry of health and social services and the Namibia Institute of Pathology....

Poverty fuels skin disease

6 days ago - 20 October 2020 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] unidentified skin disease that hit a San community near Rundu over the past few months, has been identified as part of a larger scabies outbreak in the region that has infected at...

Confronting pandemic fears

1 week ago - 16 October 2020 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] the normalisation of Covid-19 over the past year, stigmatisation has waned but experts caution that confronting fear-based discrimination must remain a priority and requires precise messaging.“Stigma is a mark of disgrace associated...

Chasing down HIV hotspots

1 week ago - 14 October 2020 | Health

As part of the effort to expand HIV services in Namibia, the US Embassy in Namibia has provided two Toyota Hiluxes and two Toyota Land Cruisers to NGO partner Development Aid from People to People...

Innoverende Covid-behandeling red lewens, bespaar hulpbronne

2 weeks ago - 08 October 2020 | Health

Te midde van die Covid-19-pandemie het dokters by Tygerberg-hospitaal in Suid-Afrika ’n waagmoedige, minder bekende behandeling toegepas, wat nie net die ventilatortekort omseil het wat deur die groot getalle dodelike siek pasiёnte veroorsaak is nie,...

Muinjangue visits Omaheke health centres

3 weeks ago - 05 October 2020 | Health

Health deputy minister Esther Muinjangue paid a courtesy call on the governor of the Omaheke region Pijoo Nganate on Friday as part of her weeklong...

PEPFAR assistance to Namibia continues

3 weeks ago - 30 September 2020 | Health

US Ambassador Lisa Johnson announced that the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will contribute U$89 million to Namibia in 2021 to fight...

Take a breath at The Yoga Shala

1 month - 24 September 2020 | Health

“I read a quote recently that said it doesn’t matter how you start with yoga, it works either way,” says Lara-Lyn Ahrens of the Yoga...

Warm hearts for NHF

1 month - 23 September 2020 | Health

The Namibia Heart Foundation (NHF) has received a significant boost from Bank Windhoek to host an inclusive fundraising virtual event dubbed Move Your Heart.The initiative,...

Hep E in the spotlight

1 month - 21 September 2020 | Health

A project to improve sanitation in Namibia’s informal settlements in a bid to contain the spread of Hepatitis E, was announced by Development Workshop Namibia...

US strengthens Namibian healthcare

1 month - 16 September 2020 | Health

The US government is supporting the ministry of health and social services through hiring 67 data clerks for the month of September. This is in...

Suicides remain high

1 month - 14 September 2020 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] to 800 lives were snuffed out by suicide in Namibia over the 18 months. New statistics shared by the Namibian police with...

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UNICEF heads buying Covid vaccines

1 month - 04 September 2020 | Health

UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and supply Covid-19 vaccines in what could possibly be the world’s largest and fastest ever procurement and supply of...

Covid info hub launched

1 month - 04 September 2020 | Health

The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) launched a Covid-19 information hub aimed at generating and displaying timely, accurate population and infrastructure data that supports government’s response...

Remdesivir arrives for Covid patients

1 month - 02 September 2020 | Health

Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula said the health ministry would provide the antiviral medication Remdesivir to Covid-19 patients, after it arrived in Namibia...

More US support for Covid...

1 month - 01 September 2020 | Health

Through funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, the Namibian ministry of health and social services’ (MoHSS) national healthcare training...

More testing centres for Khomas...

1 month - 27 August 2020 | Health

In a bid to test more people suspected of having contracted Covid-19 and to make contact tracing easier, more testing centres have been identified in...

Support for cancer patients in...

1 month - 27 August 2020 | Health

“The effects of Covid-19 are now more tangible than could ever have been anticipated. Namibians are struggling financially and cancer patients are even more severely...

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