Health

Covid testing capacity increased again

6 hours ago | Health

Together with the University of Namibia and in addition to the initial machine availed at the launch of the lab in August last year, Debmarine Namibia recently sponsored a second PCR machine in an effort...

Ignore the myths and get vaccinated

1 day - 18 April 2021 | Health

Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Esther Muinjangue, said Namibians should ignore myths around Covid-19 vaccines and get vaccinated. She said this on Friday after getting her second dose of Sinopharm. She was one...

Suicide in a Covid world

5 days ago - 14 April 2021 | Health

Experts at Stellenbosch University (SU) are involved in an important international study tracking suicide rates across the globe since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. This research is published in the latest edition of The...

More lab equipment to test for Covid

6 days ago - 13 April 2021 | Health

The US government donated laboratory equipment to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services in its ongoing efforts to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.The high-tech equipment, valued at U$422 000 (about N$6.2 million), consists of...

New offices for Nesha Medical Practice

6 days ago - 13 April 2021 | Health

The founder of Nesha Medical Practice, Dr Nelson Makemba, always knew he had a passion for medicine and once he reached high school, he was certain he wanted to turn his dream into reality by...

TPT campaign kicks off

1 week ago - 08 April 2021 | Health

The health ministry (MoHSS) launched a countrywide TB Preventative Therapy Campaign (TPT) to increase TPT uptake in order to avoid preventable deaths amongst People Living...

Lost hippo looking for his family

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] family is making it their mission to find the owner of a lost hippo soft toy they picked up on theUis –...

A hidden epidemic

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Health

Cornelis de JoncheereMore than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the severe impact on older people is, sadly, plain to see. Not only are older...

Windhoek Central Hospital in the dark

3 weeks ago - 29 March 2021 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] Windhoek Central Hospital's neonatal unit and theatre were left in a state of panic on Sunday morning when they were hurriedly relocated...

Covid’s costs calculated

1 month - 18 March 2021 | Health

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, government through the education ministry has constructed 121 new ablution units in schools across the country, renovated 97...

Good news! Sanitary pads to be zero VAT rated

1 month - 18 March 2021 | Health

Finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi announced that the supply of sanitary pads will be zero value-added tax (VAT) rated to enhance affordability.Shiimi made the announcement in...

Windhoek below HIV target

1 month - 11 March 2021 | Health

United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) country director, Dr Alti Zwandor, has commended Namibia for achieving its 90% target of citizens living with...

Health

Hope for hospital beds

1 month - 03 March 2021 | Health

Repairs on 52 Stiegmeyer beds at the Intermediate Hospital in Katutura commenced last week, made possible thanks to a donation of N$357 400 towards spare...

Drive-through test facility now open

1 month - 01 March 2021 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] Laboratories has set up a drive-through test facility for Covid-19 at the Wanderers Sports Club in Pioneerspark in the capital.The facility is...

Boost for Hep E

1 month - 23 February 2021 | Health

The health ministry received a donation of Hepatitis E and Hepatitis A virus testing supplies from the government of Japan to help intensify the ministry’s...

Pandemic curbs hepatitis-E

1 month - 23 February 2021 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] years after a hepatitis-E outbreak was declared in Namibia that has killed dozens of people, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has...

Local hand sanitiser businesses cry...

1 month - 18 February 2021 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] hand sanitiser manufacturers have raised concert that the local industry is being crippled by compliance to stringent and costly standards along with...

Period poverty cripples future of...

2 months ago - 17 February 2021 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] onset of menstruation for many Namibian teens poses a threat to their health, education, development and success later in life as they...

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