Health

Reho abattoir remains closed

4 days ago - 15 January 2020 | Health

Rehoboth remains without an abattoir after the closure of the town’s only abattoir by Rehoboth Town Council (RTC) almost a month ago.The action by the RTC has left meat suppliers and butchery owners furious, leaving...

The gift of change

1 month - 13 December 2019 | Health

December would probably be the worst time for most people to think about changing anything. Everyone seems tired and ready for relaxation. According to local personal trainer, Jessica Grimbeeck of Jessy’s Wellness Warriors, change now...

Free help for foot and ankle patients

1 month - 12 December 2019 | Health

Claudia ReiterFor the second time, Namibia is hosting foot and ankle surgeons from Europe and America as part of the Steps2Walk conference currently taking place in the capital.As part of the programme, at least 20...

US launches circumcision drive

2 months ago - 18 November 2019 | Health

US Ambassador Lisa Johnson launched the new PEPFAR-funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program “SAFE VMMC” in Namibia.The up to five-year, US$33.5 million program is led by USAID and the health ministry. Through the VMMC...

10 miljoen appels vir kanker

2 months ago - 31 October 2019 | Health

10 miljoen appels vir kankerYolanda Nel In die afgelope 19 jaar wat die Bank Windhoek kankerappelprojek gehou word, is daar reeds 10 829 564 appels verkoop en op hierdie wyse meer as N$23 miljoen ingesamel.“Met...

Halving malaria now more achievable

2 months ago - 23 October 2019 | Health

In a new study focusing on Central African countries, it is believed that halving malaria deaths is more achievable than eliminating the disease by 2030....

Cancer screening on campus

3 months ago - 26 September 2019 | Health

Rena StephanusA group of second year Social Work students at the University of Namibia (UNAM), together with the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), offered breast...

Health care at all hours

4 months ago - 17 September 2019 | Health

The Katutura Health Centre now operates 24 hours a day, providing care throughout the year. The hope is that extending the facility's operating hours will...

Think pink!

4 months ago - 11 September 2019 | Health

Breast and cervical cancers remain a serious concern in Namibia, with 2 474 cases of breast cancer that have been reported to the National Cancer...

Commemorate together

4 months ago - 11 September 2019 | Health

World Lymphoma Awareness Day is commemorated on 15 September every year and is dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer....

Get moving couch potato!

4 months ago - 06 September 2019 | Health

8 September marks World Physiotherapy Day and with the warmer weather, there’s no excuse to not spend the day outdoors. According to Physiotherapy Namibia, looking...

Health ministry shuns new incinerator

4 months ago - 04 September 2019 | Health

Windhoek • Claudia ReiterAlmost daily, dark plumes of smoke rise from the old incinerator located next to the Katutura State Hospital, in spite of the...

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Vuil hospitaal hou aan skok

4 months ago - 03 September 2019 | Health

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel’n Jong ma van die hoofstad moes verlede week haar baba na die Katutura staatshospitaal neem om haar kleintjie vir geelsug te...

Eat healthy, live healthy, know...

5 months ago - 11 August 2019 | Health

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) hosts the Cancer Awareness Week during the first week of August every year, and 2019 was no different. In...

Windhoek: A city for cyclists?

6 months ago - 14 July 2019 | Health

Windhoek • Lisa Plank There are no special routes for cyclists in Windhoek; cars drive carelessly, the area is mountainous and it is usually very...

Hep E nou ook in...

7 months ago - 16 June 2019 | Health

Die Rehoboth dorpsraad het vroeër hierdie week gesê die ministerie van gesondheid en maatskaplike dienste het ’n hepatitis E-uitbreking op die dorp aangekondig.In hierdie lig...

Biking about

7 months ago - 09 June 2019 | Health

The High Commission of India in Namibia marked UN World Bicycle Day and the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth earlier this week, by handing...

Showing support for MS Namibia

7 months ago - 02 June 2019 | Health

Yolanda Nel “It's like placing your hand on an electric fence and it zaps you, except the voltage runs through you all day, every day.”That...

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