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WINDHOEK – One of the challenges faced by the country’s mental health care facilities is how to discharge mentally ill patients who committed crimes while mentally incapacitated. 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. WINDHOEK – Shock and disbelief were written all over *Vistorina’s face four years ago when, after giving birth, she learned that her baby boy was born with a facial defect. 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. WINDHOEK - The lack of proper coordination between the courts and the Mental Health Care Centre, a subdivision of the Windhoek Central Hospital, contributes to the delay in the mental observation of trial-awaiting offenders. WINDHOEK – The cardiac unit at the Windhoek Central Hospital has successfully attended to 104 patients requiring open heart surgery, 318 open-heart and related procedures were conducted at the unit. WINDHOEK – As part of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s 71st anniversary and World Health Day commemoration, which took place earlier this month, the United Nations community in Namibia and stakeholders in the health sector joined the public in the walk/run for health initiative on Saturday. WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Health and Social Services, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), will train health care providers to effectively assist victims and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). WINDHOEK - Nearly one year after attending the First Foundation for Ichthyosis and related skin types conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States, 23-year-old Puveri Tjikuua is starting a similar support group for Namibians living with ichthyosis and other related skin conditions. WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare on Friday donated 91 sanitary towels towards a campaign to collect 3000 sanitary towels for disadvantaged girls and young women in the Kavango East Region. A registered dietician has decided to take her services to Katutura in order to reach out to that community with information and services on diet. Breastfeeding mothers are being urged to consider donating their breast milk to the Namibia Breast Milk Bank, the first initiative of its kind in the country.