Africa has highest blood pressure in the world

Africa has highest blood pressure in the world

Margaret Ancobiah If you were asked “What is the deadliest disease in Africa?” what would you say? You might conjure up mental images of children clinging on to life whilst suffering from severe malnutrition or men and women queuing outside health clinics to receive vital treatments against communicable (infectious) diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. […]

Dr Ndume is the New African Woman in Health

Dr Ndume is the New African Woman in Health

STAFF REPORTER ________________ Namibia’s world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr Helena Ndume has been conferred with the award for Women in Health, Science and Technology by the New African Women Magazine. The award is in recognition for her pioneering work as a cataract surgeon, who has to date, performed over 35,000 sight-restoring surgeries on Namibians, completely free of […]

Govt’s quest to improve Namibia’s sanitation

STAFF REPORTER ________________ “Sometimes you go there [the open area used as a public toilet] and people have already defecated all over the place. But you do not have a choice, you just have to drop yours there as well, this is not good for our health.” That is how 25-year old student Immanuel Veiko, […]

Africa seek to strengthen health systems

Africa seek to strengthen health systems

The first regional forum on strengthening health systems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) took place in Windhoek, Namibia with the theme Healthy Systems, Healthy People: Making Universal Health Coverage Work for Africa. The forum, organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) in collaboration with […]

Namibians not willing to pay environmental levies

Namibians not willing to pay environmental levies

By Albertina Nakale Nearly five years after first being mooted by the finance ministry, it has now come to light that Namibians have expressed an unwillingness to fork out money to pay environmental levies. And this is partly the reason why there has been a delay in the tabling of the regulations for environmental levies. […]

CYCLING FOR HEALTH…

The Pupkewitz Foundation yesterday donated 200 bicycles to the government’s health extension worker programme that aims to deliver primary healthcare to communities situated far from health facilities. They also promote health-enhancing behaviour among families and raise awareness related to the prevention, promotion, treatment and rehabilitation of common health conditions. Close to 1 660 health extension […]