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An accidental fall of a cousin from a cliff led Bradley Murorua to start applying pressure on the cut to avoid blood loss, a reflex that has developed a love for medicine. National Youth Council (NYC) executive chairperson Sharonice Busch says Namibia is honest about the socio-economic challenges that it is confronted with, especially on issues of youth unemployment. Miss Namibia Cassia Sharpley says she will continue to fly the Namibian flag high until her reign ends, adding that her duties are not done yet, and she is ready to execute all she has set out to do since taking over the crown. Merline Holland says the constant loss of her hair, which can have a mental toll on a person, led her to create a product to help solve the problem. Registered nurse at Engela District Hospital Frans Immanuel has cautioned community members against the use of contaminated water, as it has played a role in the increase of diseases like malaria, bilharzia, scabies, diarrhoea and others. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) has increased to 121 trillion yuan (N$32 quadrillion), registering an annual growth rate of 5.2% over the past five years. Over the past decade, GDP has increased by almost 70 trillion yuan at an annual rate of 6.2%. The health ministry says although Namibia has not yet reported cases of the extremely dangerous Marburg virus, there is a need to be on high alert and vigilance, especially at the main border crossings, as well as in public and private facilities. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said Namibia has made significant strides in ensuring its population has access to clean potable water and can safely manage sanitation, especially for rural agrarian communities. A low intra-continental, as well as global trade pattern by African countries, has been attributed to, among others, a lack of adequate infrastructure, climate change, structural problems, and lack of sovereignty or control of production. Cabinet has approved a donation of N$1.86 million to the Malawi government as humanitarian assistance to victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which ravaged the landlocked African country. The agriculture ministry has lauded the partnership between Namibia and China in the sphere of beef exports, which has yielded progressive results with sufficient scope for growth. China has managed to lift over 800 million people out of poverty over a four-decade period, and enlarged the middle-income group to over 400 million people, leading to corporations and trading partners of over 140 countries and regions. Although significant progress has been made in controlling tuberculosis (TB), Namibia has been flagged as one of the top 10 countries in terms of TB per capita and is thus contributing to the high burden of bacterial infection in the world alongside Angola, Central African Republic, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Lesotho and Liberia. Chinese first lady professor Peng Liyuan teamed up with the Organisation of African First Ladies through its president, Namibia’s First Lady Monica Geingos, to assist Namibian orphans with medical checkups. Erongo governor Andre Itope says his region has and is undergoing several enhancements in terms of infrastructure development to ensure it continues being Namibia’s bridge for the smooth trading of goods both regionally and globally. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has stated that the country is facing challenges stemming from the availability of illicit drugs and other substances, adding that it is devastating to the physical and mental health of the drug users. ǂUrusib ministeri, Dr Kalumbi Shangulab ge ge mî, sada !hūb ǀgaisa ǁgoaǂuide ūhâsa, ǂhanusise mā-amsa tama soǀôan tsî ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn tsî nauhân supuse ra hōsen amaga. First Lady Monica Geingos said being smart will not necessarily guarantee success, and there are other key attributes like mental resilience, hard work and balancing activities that can take one far in life. Low temperatures ranging between -3°C and 2°C, accompanied by strong winds, this week left Namibians at the mercy of the inclement weather, with those without shelter being hardest hit. Swakopmunder Rayne Sadler vowed New Yorkers with her voice on 8 July 2023 in the Talent America 2023 competition, and walked away with five awards.