Health

Parkrun growing in strides

2 days ago - 18 February 2019 | Health

Otis Finck - The weekly free 5 km timed Walvis Bay parkrun celebrated its first year anniversary recently. It was also the 48th event of its kind being hosted at the lagoon each...

Cancer registry needs your support

1 week ago - 11 February 2019 | Health

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) administrates the Namibia National Cancer Registry. This registry is a national, population-based, data set of all Namibian citizens diagnosed with cancer since 1984. The aim of the registry is...

VMMC campaign to increase demand

2 weeks ago - 04 February 2019 | Health

Adolf Kaure - A voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) champion day was recently held at block six of the Swakopmund state hospital. The "do it for a friend campaign" was inaugurated on the day with...

CAN gears up for Spray-a-Thon

3 weeks ago - 28 January 2019 | Health

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) has invited all corporate entities and schools to participate in the 2019 national Spray-a-Thon in support of children fighting cancer.The official campaign will run from 1 to 16 March...

Raising funds for diabetes

2 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Health

Leandrea Louw - A local philanthropist and the founder of the Walvis Bay Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) fair for girls, Anastacia de Klerk, hosted two fundraisers in aid of children suffering from diabetes.The...

Pit latrines to be replaced

2 months ago - 26 November 2018 | Health

Adolf Kaure The management committee of the Erongo regional council approved the provision of N$165 000 for the construction of two toilets in the Uis...

Lions roar on World Diabetes Day

3 months ago - 19 November 2018 | Health

The Lions Club commemorated international diabetes day by providing diabetes education and screening services for senior citizens living at old age homes at the coast....

It’s Movember time again

3 months ago - 19 November 2018 | Health

November is “Movember” month with the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) focusing on the most prevalent forms of cancer affecting Namibian men. The Movember Movement...

Youth take on sexual reproductive health

3 months ago - 12 November 2018 | Health

Theopolina Shikongo, Coastal High School AfriYan, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Namibia and Young Achievers hosted a youth conference aimed at educating the youth...

Good hygiene practices lacking

3 months ago - 22 October 2018 | Health

ont face="Times" > Otis Finck - The prevalence of incidents of diarrhoea in Erongo shows that hygiene practices in the region is very low and...

Toilet shortage influences health

3 months ago - 22 October 2018 | Health

Otis Finck - The lack of toilets and hand washing facilities in homes is seriously impacting the health of thousands of families in Namibia despite...

Klein idee, groot verskil

4 months ago - 15 October 2018 | Health

Yolanda Nel’n Oogkundige het besef Namibië het die wêreldwye reuse-plastiekprobleem nie vrygespring nie, en die land moes lankal reeds iets doen om te verseker dit...

Health

Food shortage at state hospitals...

5 months ago - 17 September 2018 | Health

Leandrea LouwThe Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Walvis Bay branch donated food to the value of N$30 000 to the Walvis Bay State...

Menstruation is a reality

5 months ago - 02 September 2018 | Health

Jemima Beukes Namibia can no longer shy away from the reality of young, impoverished girls standing hopeless in school lines while blood is running down...

Handbook for radiation safety officers...

5 months ago - 27 August 2018 | Health

Adolf KaureThe Namibia Uranium Association (NUA) recently launched the Radiation Safety Officer’s Handbook at the Namibia Uranium Institute premises.Speaking at the launch, NUA chairman Percy...

Hepatitis E still a concern

6 months ago - 13 August 2018 | Health

Jessica BotesVarious interventions are underway to tackle hepatitis E in Swakopmund.The chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council (ERC), Hafeni Ndemula, said this during an ordinary...

NSIF donates sanitary towels

6 months ago - 06 August 2018 | Health

The Namport Social Investment Fund (NSIF) responded to a request from Pebble Foundation and donated 2 000 sanitary towels for disadvantaged school girls in the...

Making life changing differences

7 months ago - 29 June 2018 | Health

Otis Finck The Welwitschia Hospital donated ten boxes of sanitary towels to the Pebble Foundation for distribution to girls at schools in disadvantaged communities in...

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