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Posts by Alvine Kapitako:
WINDHOEK - Seven months into her pregnancy in 2015, Utjitaye Kangunÿe was given the option to either terminate her pregnancy because her unborn baby would have serious birth defects. WINDHOEK - I heard about electro muscular stimulation (EMS) for the first time over two months ago when a fitness trainer encouraged me to try it. WINDHOEK - Namibia has the fourth highest suicide rate in Africa, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and between April and July this year, 131 people committed suicide countrywide. WINDHOEK – The former secretary general of the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN), Reverend Maria Kapere is of the opinion CCN does not need to struggle financially if Christians unite to support it. WINDHOEK - The founder of the Women’s Action for Development (WAD) Veronica de Klerk says Life Skills is an important school subject and can potentially impart skills on gender-based violence (GBV). WINDHOEK - Over 35, 000 men have been circumcised in Khomas Region since the inception of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme in 2009. WINDHOEK - Local artist Albert Uulenga, better known by his stage name Mushe, yesterday called on uncircumcised men to get the ‘smart cut’. WINDHOEK -The Women’s Action for Development (WAD) and the Wise Economy Global Association in Sweden yesterday launched the ‘My period is awesome’ pilot project that would train Life Skills teachers in menstrual hygiene management as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. WINDHOEK - Eleven years ago, Eline van der Linden gave birth to a baby girl with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a genetic condition where a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. WINDHOEK - Namibian students pursuing medical-related studies at two Zambian universities are yet to resume classes despite the Namibia health ministry indicating in July that they were reinstated. WINDHOEK – The number of cervical cancer cases among women in Namibia has increased by 50 percent, making it the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in Namibia. WINDHOEK – The founder of the Megameno Orphanage in Katutura is appealing for assistance to settle the municipal debt of N$16 000.