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Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has cautioned and advised health professionals to treat members of the public with the necessary courtesy and professionalism, and to offer good quality services. Omulunga Radio, Namibia’s prominent Oshiwambo commercial radio station, has expanded its horizon and recently set up a studio in Ongwediva in the Oshana region. Higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi wondered whether Namibia has the right technological solutions for the developmental challenges on the ground - spanning from green energy, healthcare, food shortages, climate change and youth unemployment - to digital exclusion. Deputy youth minister Emma Kantema-Gaomas says Africa’s foremost resource is its youth, and Namibia is particularly not lacking in that regard as the majority of the population consists of young people. Namibia achieved a national vaccine uptake of only 30.9%, compared to the global and national target of 70% herd immunity while the national target is 1 779 271 with the current population inoculated standing at 550 317. Forced by the many public health emergencies facing the world, the health ministry and its development partners continue to train frontline workers to equip them with the knowledge to respond to epidemics promptly. Although Namibia continues to be one of the biggest contributors to the high burden of tuberculosis on the continent, which causes concern, the Global Fund says 50 million lives were saved over the past 20 years around the world. Namibiab ge !hūb ase 30.9%gu khoen ǀguina !khāǁkhae hâ, hoa !hūbaisi tsî !hū!nāsi mîǁguib 70%gu dib ǀkha i kara ǀgoweǀnōheo. Namibiab di ǁkhoreb ge 1 779 271 khoena !khāǁkhaesa xaweb ge Namibiaba nēsis kōse 550 317 khoen ǀguina Covid-19 !oagu !khāǁkhae hâ Looking at statistics, most gender-based violence committed happens in intimate relationships and society has accepted violence between partners. A national youth climate action network was recently launched to promote radical youth-led climate actions across the country, addressing issues of climate change and water, agriculture, health, biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation and environmental management. Higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi said the inauguration of the University of Namibia’s Small Animal Academic Hospital emphasises the need to have professionally trained veterinary officials as they safeguard the beef and tourism industry and animal welfare among others. The health ministry has said over 11 700 children live with HIV in Namibia, a disease that they have mostly contracted during breastfeeding or later on in life through other mechanisms. A study conducted by the health ministry shows that suicide in Namibia is mostly caused by depression, followed by rejection, hopelessness, family problems, poor self-worth and wanting others to know the pain they are in. Land reform minister Calle Schlettwein has proposed an increment of fines and penalties relating to improper conduct by property valuers, and for the council to set and enforce the rules and standards of the profession in the National Assembly this week. The Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards promise glitz and glamour never witnessed before on a Namibian red carpet under the theme of ‘Avant-Garde’. The biggest award that creatives can get is the ability to create art as a passion to make a difference with their work, said DJ Shoza, real name Sam Shiimi, after he won the Best DJ of the Year award. Patisiso yene ezizwe kilikolo la makete ibonisa kuli kuiponda mwanaha Namibia kutiswa hahulu kibuinosi, kulatelelwa kikuhaniwa, kulatehelwa sepo, butata mwamabasi, kuikutwa kusaba nituso nikubata kuli babañwi balemuhe butuku bobali kubona. Namibia’s senior cricket side, The Eagles, are all set, ready and in high spirits ahead of this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup slated for Australia from 16 October to 13 November. OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation says it aims to make sustainable eyecare vital and ensure the elimination of uncorrected poor vision in a generation through an innovative approach to impact philanthropy, sustainable access creation, partnerships and raising awareness. Based on the 2021/2022 cancer screenings by the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), through the National Cancer Outreach Programme, it is evident from the results that cancer is increasing and there is a tremendous need for education and screening in the country.