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Infertility in men and women can be congenital or acquired, which makes them multifactorial. With the recent addition of a third channel, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is most certainly doing the most, continuously informing the masses about current and international affairs, and entertaining them with movies and documentaries. President Hage Geingob has told a continental renewable energy initiative that Africa could become a pivotal part of the global energy industry. Eight Namibian students recently received scholarships from the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) to complete their engineering courses and get international exposure to the blue economy. Following a 2009 recommendation by the World Health Organisation and UNAIDS for member countries to incorporate voluntary medical male circumcision into the minimum HIV prevention package, Namibia has recorded over 200 000 circumcision procedures. Medical experts say IV drips, also known as Intravenous Vitamin Therapy, are beneficial for cardiac health, as the Amino acid present aids in regulating blood pressure and are known to improve cardiovascular function. South African-based Namibian goalkeeper Loydt Kazapua has praised physiotherapy for getting him back into competitive shape after suffering a tibia injury in March 2014. From actively playing volleyball for the country’s national team, being energetic and travelling, Ruusa Kamwi’s world was partially shattered when she was diagnosed with lung lupus, a condition she says became known only after 11 years of ill health. Namibian truck driver Petrus Katangolo appreciates the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) roadside wellness clinics, which provides assistance when he falls ill while on duty. While Namibia rejoices in the victory won over the eradication of Hepatitis E, guards should not be let down as the country continues to experience the wrath of Hepatitis B, a deadly virus that medical experts feel is being ignored. In July, the Namibia government removed all restrictions imposed on account of Covid-19 but requested citizens to voluntarily comply with public health and social measures as well as ensure that good hand hygiene becomes part of the new normal. Namibia’s depressed economy, high unemployment rate, poverty and propensity for outbreaks of diseases are some of the challenges citizens and officials face daily. Markets in social settings provide space for formal and informal vendors to network and sell merchandise and food – and it is also a great platform for family and friends to relax and mingle. The East, Central and Southern African Health Community says more should be invested in treating tuberculosis, specifically contact tracing with the inclusion of miners, ex-miners and the communities they live in. A traditional circumciser has said he is an advocate for the voluntary medical male circumcision programme due to its nature and understanding that it is no longer a traditional issue but a health matter. The health ministry has noted with concern the low uptake of childhood immunisation, especially against Measles and Rubella, as this makes children susceptible to childhood diseases, risking hospitalisation and even death at a young age. Ndapewa Teressius from Connect Africa App says her locally-developed mobile application enables easy access to information, facilitates the process of communication, assists in the efficient running of businesses and creates a platform for persons with disabilities to contribute to national development. One Blood’s Daphne and Victor Kaune as well as Ethnix’s Etjo Katjivari Kangumine and Julius Page Hamwele will be touring the Omaheke and Otjozondjupa regions this week as part of Sanlam Namibia’s quest to promote and preserve culture among learners. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Mastercard Foundation started an in-country implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in Namibia to accelerate vaccination against Covid-19. Learners of the Wennie du Plessis Secondary School in the Omaheke region on Monday witnessed a variety of cultural traditions and norms as practised by Ovaherero people of Namibia.