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The High Commission of India in Namibia, in collaboration with the international relations ministry,commemorated the International Year of Millets, raising awareness of the importance of millets. The Restoration Concert powered by Project Never Walk Alone brought about 25 acts to the stage at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday. Government and stakeholders are working tirelessly to reach the most vulnerable communities who are at risk due to weather-related impacts and to unlock Namibia’s agricultural potential. Member of Parliament Paul Isaak has moved that local authorities devise mechanisms to give the urban poor and landless free land for housing, and perhaps only charge for land servicing. Headed by young Namibians, the #BreakFree movement started 16 days of activism last week Thursday, with their third annual Arts for Activism Show at the National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek. Visual artist Ndako Nghipandulwa has embarked on a project to bring life to shacks in the informal settlements of the city and ensure that inhabitants, under the economic circumstances, still enjoy their shelter and continue calling it home. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says Africa will not prosper unless the citizenry enjoys access to good quality healthcare services, hence the need to put in place robust, resilient and sustainable systems, built on a foundation of primary healthcare. Building a digital health workforce is crucial in the progression of the African Public Health sector, and the future of telemedicine. Namibia’s beautiful landscape and access to locations will allow for more production values and versatility in the cinematography of our local productions and increase earnings for filmmakers, creating a truly profitable industry in the economy. Namibia has been identified as one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, the sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states. Health ministry executive director Ben Nangombe said the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases like cancer is evident in countries like Namibia. Namibia’s death rate has drastically increased over the years, with the leading cause of death in Namibia being hypertensive diseases at 8.8% in 2020, while Covid-19 - at 18.6% - was the leading cause of death in 2021. Otjimbingwe-born Michelle Madawas Mushimba (28) extended a hand of gratitude to the people of her town by observing World Disability Day by sharing the day with people with disabilities and gifting them with items. Health minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula said the ministry is committed to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for Namibia and progress has been made thus far. President Hage Geingob yesterday received the Green Infrastructure Investment Statesman of the Year award. Diarrhoea has been identified as one of the leading causes of death amongst children in Namibia, which is closely linked to the lack of nutrition. The World Health Organisation states that diarrhoea is an important cause of malnutrition. The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) said despite challenges such as individuals refusing to be counted and tabs going missing, they have managed to complete most of the work for the population and housing census. Despite economic challenges and a significant decrease in personal disposable income, Mobile Telecommunication Limited (MTC) recorded an impressive 5.3% year-on-year revenue growth. The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has embarked on a project to fund the national Boost Up startup activities in collaboration with three Namibian ecosystem actors, namely Basecamp Business Incubator, GEN Namibia and NBII at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust). First Lady Monica Geingos said inequality drives pandemics, compromise solutions, increase vulnerability to HIV, and impede access to healthcare services, standing in the way of people’s dignity and rights.