ONGWEDIVA - Ongwediva Medipark Hospital has once more reached another milestone by establishing a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, the first of its kind in the northern regions.
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 – 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.
OSHIVELO - The councillor of Nehale Lya Mpingana, Leevi Reinholdt, is of the view that if stigma and discrimination is not addressed urgently among communities, it will erode the efforts made so far to fight and ensure many people get tested for HIV/AIDs.
An executive rehab facility in South Africa is ready to welcome Namibian Professionals seeking affordable specialized treatment for addiction.
New Era Senior Journalist Alvine Kapitako this week spoke to the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, on the challenges facing the public health sector. The wide-ranging interview will be published in parts due to space constraints. This is Part 1.
ODIBO - In Namibia, teen clubs help provide adolescents who live with HIV a positive space to gather socially—and help health centres reach the growing number of HIV-positive teenagers who need emotional and psychological support in addition to medical treatment. Odibo Health Centre established a teen club in 2013 to better meet the unique needs of
WINDHOEK – The Russian Alumni Association of Namibia (RAAN) hosted a three-day clinical mentorship programme for medical graduates who studied in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China, Algeria and Cuba.
WINDHOEK – SADC health ministers were urged to re-affirm their commitment and pursue efforts to strengthen emergency and essential surgical care and anaesthesia as an integral component of reviving primary health care acceleration.
KATIMA MULILO - Uncollected piles of rubbish continues to pose a health hazard in Katima Mulilo after the town council nullified the refuse collection tender early last month, after it was ordered to re-advertise the rubbish tender by the Procurement Review Panel.
WINDHOEK – The Russian Alumni Association of Namibia is hosting a three-day mentorship programme at the University of Namibia (Unam)’s Dr Hage Geingob Campus in November. The mentorship programme themed ‘Your gateway into Namibia’s health profession’ will take place from 8 to 10 November.
WINDHOEK – The burden of disease in Namibia is such that despite the commendable investments by the government, the capacity of public health facilities is stretched, which leads to challenges in the quality of care that citizens receive.
WINDHOEK – The Tobias Hainyeko constituency AIDS Coordinating Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) held a condom promotion and HIV testing event at Okuryangava on Saturday.
It is widely accepted among scientists that all humans share a common ancestor and due to evolutionary pressure, following migration to the north and southern hemispheres with different climate conditions and UV light exposure, our skin colour changed to adapt to the relevant level of UV light with altered melanin levels in the skin, this simply to maximise survival chances and perpetuation of our species.
WINDHOEK – It was on a sunny Monday afternoon at around 14h00 when this reporter walked into the waiting area of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) clinic at the Katutura Health Centre.
RUNDU – The Rundu Intermediate Hospital’s maternity ward was the recipient of 227 towels from final-year nursing students, which will be used by nurses to wrap newborn babies straight after birth before wrapping them in a blanket. This is to maintain a healthy temperature as newborns can lose a lot of heat very quickly.
WINDHOEK - Health Focus this week looks into skin bleaching and whether it is advisable to use skin lightening products.
WINDHOEK – Last week Saturday, a new fitness entity christened Genesis Fitness opened to the communities of Katutura and Windhoek in general.
WINDHOEK - Trauma Healing Network recently trained 27 participants in the Colour-Me-Healed Programme. Trauma in people manifests in ways that most people do not even recognise as the effects of unresolved traumatic experiences.
WINDHOEK – Plans are underway to introduce the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in Namibia to state patients next year, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna, has revealed.
WINDHOEK - The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Namibia for having made tremendous progress over the last two decades in its quest to reduce the malaria burden, though in the same breath the UN agency said resistance to anti-malaria drugs remains a challenge.
WINDHOEK – Even though it is rarely openly discussed, mental illness in the academic space is a major problem affecting both students and academics alike.
WINDHOEK - The 38th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government has affirmed to place on its agenda the elimination of malaria in the region. SADC heads of state and government have decided to make elimination one of the priority projects in the region in order to eliminate the disease, according to the official communiqué of the summit.
WINDHOEK - There is urgent need to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in Southern Africa, as far too many people continue to live without access to these basic facilities.
WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the response to non-communicable diseases calls for development and implementation of policies and laws that address the risk factors. It also calls for strengthening of the health system to be able to offer patient-centered services across the spectrum of prevention, early detection, treatment and palliative care, added the Prime Minister.
WINDHOEK – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Namibia and the Namibia National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding in the areas of innovation targeting young people.