Health

Quick cure with vinegar

1 week ago - 14 April 2019 | Health

The US Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, recently presented certificates of completion to healthcare providers from the Khomas region who have been trained on the “screen and treat” procedure as part of the President's Emergency...

'Green' sanitary pads to debut

1 month - 03 March 2019 | Health

Windhoek • Jemima BeukesElsebé Engelbrecht is a hospitality and tourism graduate who started her own business initiative. She, like most Namibian youth, struggled to find employment after graduating. But instead of crying about the struggles...

Rare diseases in the spotlight

2 months ago - 17 February 2019 | Health

Yolanda NelA rare disease medical seminar takes place in Windhoek on 28 February to raise awareness amongst those affected by it.According to Bianca Özcan of Multi Sclerosis (MS) Namibia who is hosting the event in...

Etegameno Rehab year long closure most worrying

2 months ago - 10 February 2019 | Health

Catherine Sasman Despite the pervasive problem of substance abuse in the country, the only state rehabilitation facility, Etegameno Rehabilitation and Resource Centre, has remained closed since April last year. While Cabinet has been presented with...

Kits to help rapid Hepatitis E testing

4 months ago - 10 December 2018 | Health

As of 29 November, there have been a total of 34 Hepatitis E-related deaths in Namibia.In light of this, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) earlier this week received 600 Hepatitis E rapid...

Care for back and neck pain

4 months ago - 10 December 2018 | Health

Namibia Health Risk Solutions (NHRS) inaugurated its Back and Neck Rehabilitation Centre in the capital last week. The centre, which is the first of its...

Boost for public health

4 months ago - 03 December 2018 | Health

Jana-Marie Smith - A team of 28 Namibian medical specialists have completed a Namibia Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (NamFELTP) to boost the country's...

52 suspected anthrax cases reported

4 months ago - 03 December 2018 | Health

At least 52 people who have handled or eaten dead goats are suspected to have been infected by anthrax in Namibia. The disease, which is...

Busy month for Diabetes Foundation

5 months ago - 12 November 2018 | Health

Diabetes affects more and more Namibians each year, yet few people are aware of the extent of the problem.In this vein, the Namibia Diabetes Lifestyle...

On-site clinic for staff

6 months ago - 22 October 2018 | Health

Bank Windhoek recently opened a visiting on-site clinic in the capital, providing primary healthcare services and wellness support services to employees, delivered by licensed service...

Honderde sien weer beter

6 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Health

Yolanda Nel – Daar het letterlik honderde mense Donderdag by die Windhoek sentrale hospitaal opgedaag ná oogkundiges kragte saamgesnoer het om oogtoetse teen N$20 aan...

Halfway on, world off mark in AIDS war

6 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Health

Moses Magadza - A senior United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) official says although notable progress has been made against the disease, the...

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Oogkundiges ploeg in gemeenskap terug...

6 months ago - 08 October 2018 | Health

Yolanda Nel - Versiende, bysiende of swaksiende, indien jy nie ’n mediese fonds het nie, is nou jou kans om jou oë te laat toets.’n...

Food bank roll-out full steam...

6 months ago - 24 September 2018 | Health

Jana-Mari SmithThe roll out of Namibia’s food bank programme has gained momentum in the past year following the completion of the two-year pilot phase in...

Suicides continue to rock the...

6 months ago - 24 September 2018 | Health

Namibia's suicide rate is the fourth highest in Africa after Mozambique, Tanzania and Burundi, and 11th in the world.“In Namibia, as elsewhere, self-directed violence is...

Plan dedicated to women

7 months ago - 17 September 2018 | Health

In an effort to support women, fight cancer and financially contribute to the national cancer outreach programme and women’s health clinics, an insurance product has...

Menstruation is a reality

7 months ago - 27 August 2018 | Health

Jemima Beukes - Namibia can no longer shy away from the reality of young, impoverished girls standing hopeless in school lines while blood is running...

­Mending broken hearts

8 months ago - 05 August 2018 | Health

The first heart attack center in Namibia was officially opened in the capital on Friday. At the inauguration, health minister Dr Bernhard Haufiku said that...

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