Health

Hepatitis E hits harbour town

2 days ago - 18 March 2019 | Health

The municipality of Walvis Bay called on residents not to panic in the wake of a reported hepatitis E outbreak in the coastal town. More than five laboratory confirmed cases were reported in a month...

Children with cancer to benefit from Spray-a-Thon

1 week ago - 11 March 2019 | Health

Adolf Kaure - The countrywide Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) Spray-a-Thon commenced at the coast recently.The CAN Erongo office stationed volunteers at the Platz Am Meer Mall and Woermann Brock in Swakopmund, as well as...

WHO supports fight against hepatitis E

2 weeks ago - 04 March 2019 | Health

SUBBED BY MINETTE Otis Finck - The World Health Organisation (WHO) will provide assistance to community members of the DRC settlement in Swakopmund to combat the spread of the hepatitis E epidemic through...

Parkrun growing in strides

1 month - 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 month - 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

1 month - 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...

CAN gears up for Spray-a-Thon

1 month - 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...

Raising funds for diabetes

3 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,...

Pit latrines to be replaced

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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...

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Toilet shortage influences health ...

4 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

5 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...

EME finances state hospitals’ food...

5 months ago - 24 September 2018 | Health

Leandrea LouwErongo Marine Enterprises (EME) initiated and donated N$300 000 through the Arechanab Community Trust to the Erongo Emergency Food Bank. The food bank was...

Food shortage at state hospitals...

6 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

6 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...

6 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...

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