• April 21st, 2019
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POSTS BY Alvine Kapitako

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Fun walk in support of cancer

WINDHOEK – The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN)’s five-kilometre family fun walk in Windhoek attracted over 100 people, who braced the windy Saturday morning in support of cancer. 


Putting a smile on kids with facial deformities

WINDHOEK - The Nampharm Foundation Trust has operated on over 100 children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate, putting not only a smile on these young lives but also resulting in speech enhancement for these children. 


Curriculum reform aims to address inclusivity

WINDHOEK - For years now running, thousands of learners have been falling by the wayside of the education system. Some have not been able gaining the requisite points for promotion to the next level for the Grade 10s, or to enter university for Grade 12s. 


Are Namibians healthier 29 years after?

WINDHOEK – To address inequities, correcting disparities and imbalances of the past in the provision of health services, then Minister of Health and Social Services then, Dr Nickey Iyambo, issued a policy statement in March 1990, entitled Towards Achieving Health for All Namibians: A Policy Statement.


Interview with Christine //Hoebes on gender equality

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, New Era (NE) Senior Journalist Alvine Kapitako spoke to the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Christine //Hoebes (CH) on women making an impact at community,


Women who have brought change

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, New Era journalist Alvine Kapitako in collaboration with the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) profiled some women who have dedicated their time to make their communities better.  The secretary-general of the NRCS, Bernadette Bock applauded Namibian women who are making a difference in their communities.


Empowering rural women through training

WINDHOEK - There is a need to look at ways on creating avenues that would result in more women occupying roles in traditional authorities. This would address some of the social ills women in rural areas are experiencing because of laws that do not necessarily favour women. 


Havana battle scourge of squalor, disease

WINDHOEK - As the country continues to battle with the Hepatitis E nearly two years after the initial outbreak was declared, some residents of Havana, the epicenter of the disease are struggling to maintain hygiene which is the main underlying cause of the poor man’s disease. 


American Coptic doctors hold health outreach

WINDHOEK - The Coptic Medical Association of North America (CMANA) last week held a week-long health outreach programme, performing surgeries and attending to patients with various ailments. 

WHO calls for special attention on diabetes and cancer

WINDHOEK - The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses says the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension requires special attention.    Almost 50 percent of Namibians are hypertensive which is a major risk to stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, emphasised Sagoe-Moses.  

The burden of HIV on health budget

WINDHOEK - Infectious and parasitic diseases including HIV/AIDS received the highest allocation of funds taking up 23 percent of the total health expenditure in the 2015/2016 financial year.

Malarias ge noxopa kai !gomsib ase ǂurusiba ība

ǀAEǁGAMS – ǂUrusib tsî ǀHûhâsib !Oabadi di Ministeri, Dr Kalumbi Shangulab ge ra mî, malarias noxopa ǁîs hoan xa a kai ǂurusib !gomsise Namibiab ǂurusib !âba ībasa, !gōsase ǀawas tsî aiǂoas !âgu !hūb digu !nâ. ǁNāpab ge ǂoago wekheb