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WINDHOEK – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Namibia and the Namibia National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding in the areas of innovation targeting young people. WINDHOEK - Namibia is among SADC countries that have actively implemented the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHRs), HIV/AIDS and Governance project. WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the response to non-communicable diseases calls for development and implementation of policies and laws that address the risk factors. It also calls for strengthening of the health system to be able to offer patient-centered services across the spectrum of prevention, early detection, treatment and palliative care, added the Prime Minister WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob is to take over as SADC chairperson this weekend and pressure is already on as Amnesty International wants the bloc to ensure member states strengthen criminal justice systems to protect people with albinism. WINDHOEK - Obesity is said to be a problem in Namibia with 18.9 percent of adults reportedly obese, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). WINDHOEK - Namibia is leading the way with regard to women representation in local government from 42 percent to 48 percent in the last nine years, according to the newly launched SADC Gender Protocol Barometer. WINDHOEK – Large numbers of young people in Southern Africa do not attend school and at least 675 children under the age of 15 years from poor families are forced to work to contribute to household income. WINDHOEK - Participants at the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Albinism regional strategy meeting on combatting attacks, abductions, killings and discrimination against people with albinism appealed to SADC member states to pass a summit resolution roundly condemning attacks on people with albinism. WINDHOEK – The internal communications system, cohesion and support to national communication structures of SADC remain challenged. WINDHOEK - The SheDecides global campaign to promote, provide, protect and enhance the fundamental rights of women and girls was launched in Namibia on Tuesday evening in light of the inequalities that continue to prevail between men and women. WINDHOEK - Alfred Misoya, cries everytime when he thinks of events of 3 March 2017. The 32-year old Malawian man with albinism narrates that in the early hours of that fateful Friday continue to haunt him to this day. WINDHOEK - The United Nations Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, has cautioned SADC leaders to be mindful about the increasing debt trap in financing infrastructure development, saying Africa is slowly creeping into a huge public debt. WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat’s deputy executive secretary responsible for corporate affairs, Ambassador Joseph Andre Nourrice, was sworn in on Saturday. WINDHOEK - The International Extremity Project medical team consisting of amongst others doctors and a nurse last week completed its mission to Namibia where they operated on 37 Namibian patients. WINDHOEK - The 38th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government has affirmed to place on its agenda the elimination of malaria in the region. SADC heads of state and government have decided to make elimination one of the priority projects in the region in order to eliminate the disease, according to the official communiqué of the summit. WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob said the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should devise a funding mechanism to ensure effective implementation of the recent SADC summit themes. WINDHOEK - The shared procurement of essential medicines and commodities in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has been identified as a priority with the aim to establish an autonomous non-profit organisation called the SADC Pooled Procurement Services. WINDHOEK - Namibia has one of the largest percentages of women in its police force in Southern Africa at 31 percent. WINDHOEK – With 57 members countrywide the Namibian Marshall Rangers work day and night to fight crime and provide first aid assistance at traumatic incidents such as car accidents and shootings - at no cost. WINDHOEK - The 38th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit that took place last week had young people at the centre of its agenda with the theme “Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development”.