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Paediatrician Solly Amadhila said most of what demoralises young medical professionals is the lack of consumables at health facilities, which leaves them powerless when it comes to aiding patients. The US embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long said key population groups in Namibia continue to be vulnerable and affected by HIV due to certain risk behaviours as well as social and structural factors such as stigma and discrimination. Okakarara-based artist Larry Tizayo Kazombiaze paints to encourage others to use their abilities for greater good. A fervent coach always ensures the team excels to their optimum best. Writing elucidates rationale, and allows one to articulate and properly explain themselves to others. Patients seeking treatment late, existing health conditions and case management are some of the key factors causing deaths among Namibians suffering from malaria. Inspired by Coachella USA, a group of young Namibian music enthusiasts are planning a replica of the music festival to provide a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their work. Media experts are citing the lack of a legal framework, including the pending access to information bill, as key issues that may have led to the drop of the country’s top continental press freedom index ranking. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said some of the health challenges at Otjinungua and the Kunene region in general include respiratory infections, skin diseases and the common cold, particularly among children under five years. Local media houses have been under strain, with some reducing their workforce, others cutting salaries and removing benefits and shutting down regional offices, while others have abandoned printing, all due to the loss of advertisers to online platforms. Bomba Shiguedha, one of the founding members of the Kasi Vibe festival, said the popular event was born on the premise that young Namibian entrepreneurs were denied opportunities to promote their businesses. Sports enthusiast Johannes Muyenga says he is excited and looking forward to representing Namibia at the Man of the World 2022 pageant slated for June in the Philippines. Thirty-nine Egyptian medical experts and specialists in various fields are currently in the country to provide healthcare services to Namibians over a period of one week. The rate of infection has risen sharply over the last 29-days, recording a three-fold increase in the weekly positivity rate, from 2.1% (in the week commencing 11 April) to 7.5% as of 11 May 2022 while the vaccination rate remains low. By 28 February 2022, a total of 433 398 people, aged 18 years and older, received one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, representing 29.4% of the target population. Namibia disposed of about 318 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines worth more than N$26 million as they have reached their expiry date. Mipendo yelika 318 000 yabutuku bwa Covid-19, yamasheleñi alikana bolule bamashumi amabeli kabasilezi (N$26 million), isinyehile mwanaha Namibia kasamulaho nako yakuisebelisa ifetelela. Muzamaisi mwalikolo la makete Ben Nangombe, naize mipendo yeo izwelela ñohola mi nena ni nako yeshelana yakuisebelisa. Local diverse choir, the Collective Singers, is hosting shows to raise N$1 million to take part in World Choral Expo, slated for 3 to 7 September 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Students Union of Namibia’s president Bernard Kavau questioned why institutions only solve or address issues when radical interventions are taken against their incompetence. He was mulling this at a planned demonstration of students who assembled at Zoo Park yesterday morning. Political leaders have expressed their shock at the latest fuel price increase announced by the ministry of energy yesterday.