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WINDHOEK – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services Ben Nangombe is of the view that if harnessed properly, the private sector can assist in transforming public institutions, including healthcare. WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) is undertaking a rapid assessment survey on knowledge, attitude, and practices of residents of Havana and Goreangab informal settlements on Hepatitis E virus during the ongoing outbreak. WINDHOEK - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has since the outbreak of Hepatitis E committed N$3 million to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to intensify efforts in the response against the disease. WINDHOEK - More than a year since Namibia experienced Hepatitis E, which led to it being declared an outbreak last December, health officials and relevant stakeholders are called for the redoubling of efforts to contain the disease. WINDHOEK – Khomas regional governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua yesterday condemned the charismatic churches operating in Namibia that discourage HIV positive members from taking their antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) prescriptions. WINDHOEK - New and existing students at the University of Namibia (Unam) have to brace themselves for a six percent increase in tuition fees for the 2019 academic year. WINDHOEK - Last year in April, 13-year-old Fillimon George collapsed and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital. WINDHOEK- The Ministry of Health and Social Services is exploring the Public Private Partnership (PPP) option to renovate the nurses’ homes at Windhoek Central and Katutura intermediate hospitals, it was revealed. WINDHOEK - An epidemiologist from Uganda who spent two months in Namibia on a mission to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the World Health Organisation (WHO) country office to support the Hepatitis E response says behaviour change is needed to stop the spread of the disease. WINDHOEK – Only two out of 240 foreign-trained medical and dental graduates who sat for the Medical and Dental Councils board examinations in November passed the first part of the examination. WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Health and Social Services says it is addressing the shortage of health professionals at state health facilities, especially those in the regions, by filling critical posts. WINDHOEK – More than 781 713 patients were seen at various state health facilities in Windhoek from March 2017 to April last year, which is nearly double the area’s catchment population of 410 918.