Health

Kits to help rapid Hepatitis E testing

2 days 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

2 days 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 kind in Namibia, services Namibians struggling with chronic back and...

Boost for public health

1 week 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 skills base to respond to health emergencies or threats. At...

52 suspected anthrax cases reported

1 week 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 rare in humans, can make people vomit blood and is...

Busy month for Diabetes Foundation

4 weeks 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 Foundation was established in 2012 to create awareness and support...

On-site clinic for staff

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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...

A recipe for health

1 month - 15 October 2018 | Health

October is health and hygiene promotion month and on Thursday, the City of Windhoek (CoW) will reiterate the importance of washing your hands with soap...

Oogkundiges ploeg in gemeenskap terug

2 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 ahead

2 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 country

2 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...

Health

Menstruation is a reality

3 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

4 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...

Rehoboth tref eie voorsorg maatreëls

5 months ago - 05 July 2018 | Health

Yolanda Nel - Die St Mary-hospitaal op Rehoboth het versoek dat inwoners kalm bly tot die ministerie van gesondheid en maatskaplike dienste ’n uitspraak lewer...

Khomas moet skoner

6 months ago - 07 June 2018 | Health

Die uitbreking van siektes wat die afgelope jaar in die Khomasstreek woed, word grotendeels toegeskryf aan die onvermoeë om rommel te bestuur.Volgens die goewerneur van...

Make quality healthcare a priority

8 months ago - 12 April 2018 | Health

Quality and equitable healthcare should be a basic human right, but it has been commodified and is a luxury that only few have access to...

Hep E: What's being done

8 months ago - 15 March 2018 | Health

Since the outbreak of Hepatitis E in the capital last year, 17 interventions have been instituted to mitigate the pandemic, according to health minister Bernard...

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