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The media can play a crucial role in promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHRs) in Namibia because of its various functions, which include providing a link between government and the people, watchdog, setting the agenda and influencing public opinion. The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) yesterday launched a storybook titled ‘Frieda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ WINDHOEK – “Do not despise where you are now or where you have been, it is all part of the process,” is a notable quote from the book titled ‘The Process’ by young author Sesilia Nekwaya. WINDHOEK – With the end of drought relief food distribution last year, it is now survival of the fittest for people in the Kunene Region. They depend on livestock and crops for survival, but the persisting drought spell of the last three years killed their livestock and there was no maize or mahangu harvest. WINDHOEK – Even though it is rarely openly discussed, mental illness in the academic space is a major problem affecting both students and academics alike. WINDHOEK - In the age where technology is at the center of people’s daily lives, even the busiest of people can choose to remain fit and healthy with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) workout sessions. WINDHOEK -The end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa as declared yesterday means the chances for Namibia to have a similar outbreak are nullified, according to the deputy director for public and environmental health in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Benson Ntomwa. WINDHOEK – Women’s Action for Development has called on the private sector to invest in initiatives aimed at reducing gender-based violence and violence against children in the country. WINDHOEK - There is a need for collaborative, integrated and coordinated approaches that aim at both responding to and preventing GBV in order to meet the goal of eliminating all forms of gender-based violence by 2030 in accordance with the revised SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. WINDHOEK – Faith-based communities can have meaningful and impactful roles in the lives of individuals and society at large if they join hands to address societal ills such as gender-based violence, the Director of the Windhoek Islamic Centre, Dr Armas Abdul Malik Shikongo says. WINDHOEK - Violence being perpetuated against women and children is persistent because of complacency in all levels of leadership, including the church leaders to address the root causes of such violence, according to the former secretary-general of the Council of Churches (CCN), Reverend Maria Kapere. WINDHOEK - With neighbouring Zambia being among countries at risk of an Ebola outbreak, the Ministry of Health and Social Services says Namibia has an Ebola virus disease (EVD) preparedness and response plan in place that was developed in 2015.