Congo virus outbreak requires careful handling
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Congo virus outbreak requires careful handling

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Recently, the health authorities in Namibia announced the outbreak of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) that was detected…

Eating bugs and insects is healthier than you think
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Eating bugs and insects is healthier than you think

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta To many, especially in the Western world, eating bugs or insects is unthinkable. But in our part…

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Bird flu in Uganda exposes gaps in Africa’s plans to manage pandemics

The Southern Times - Feb 21, 2017

THE STRAIN of avian influenza detected in wild and domestic birds in Uganda recently is the same virus that has spread through Asia and Europe over the past four months. Revealed as the H5N8 avian influenza strain, it is thought to have spread across continents via wild migratory birds.

Spinal TB: A living hell
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Spinal TB: A living hell

Staff Reporter - Oct 07, 2016

By Sharon Kavhu BULAWAYO-MELODY Hlazo, 38, suffers from spinal tuberculosis (TB), a rare type of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB). She was…

SADC Protocol on Gender and Development aligned to SDGs but binding timeframes
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SADC Protocol on Gender and Development aligned to SDGs but binding timeframes

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Despite having a one-stop-shop gender equality instrument, the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development – the region…

Tackling gender unequality head-on
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Tackling gender unequality head-on

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta A world in which “every woman, and girl, enjoys full gender equality as well as having all…

Water, sanitation woes bear a woman’s face
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Water, sanitation woes bear a woman’s face

Staff Reporter - Aug 08, 2016

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is one of the regions that are severely affected by water shortages due to…

Vaginal ring will help women take control of their sexual health
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Vaginal ring will help women take control of their sexual health

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The fact that over half of the 35 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are…

Women open your eyes: No deliverance comes through sex
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Women open your eyes: No deliverance comes through sex

Staff Reporter - Jul 22, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Church is generally perceived as a safe haven of hope for people with spiritual and social-economic problems,…

Widowhood: A humanitarian crisis that has gone unnoticed for far too long
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Widowhood: A humanitarian crisis that has gone unnoticed for far too long

Staff Reporter - Jul 15, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta It can be said that there is no group more affected by the sin of omission than…

Breast feeding can’t be blamed for baggy breasts
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Breast feeding can’t be blamed for baggy breasts

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mother makes…

Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a more severe condition
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Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a more severe condition

Staff Reporter - Jul 06, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Society has bred generations of men, who believe that admitting that they need help is to somehow…

Namibians don’t tolerate GBV
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Namibians don’t tolerate GBV

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in its recent report concluded that Namibia…

Media should be objective and factual when reporting on HIV/AIDS
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Media should be objective and factual when reporting on HIV/AIDS

Staff Reporter - Jun 18, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The United Nations, through the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNAIDS and other international agencies, has been calling on…

Prioritise maternal nutrition in times of drought
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Prioritise maternal nutrition in times of drought

Staff Reporter - Jun 14, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The southern African region is currently battling a severe drought and, according to the World Food Programme…

Namibia suspends Veterinary Import Permits
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Namibia suspends Veterinary Import Permits

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - Namibia has suspended the use of current veterinary Import Permits and would soon issue new permits…

Ending children online sexual abuse . . . it starts  with parents
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Ending children online sexual abuse . . . it starts with parents

Staff Reporter - Jun 07, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Internet and mobile phone technologies have revolutionised the way young people access information. But the sad news…

Water taps, toilets needed in SADC to curb water-borne diseases
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Water taps, toilets needed in SADC to curb water-borne diseases

Staff Reporter - Apr 21, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta While in some parts of the world people with access to clean potable water take it for…

The world needs user-friendly medicines
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The world needs user-friendly medicines

Staff Reporter - Apr 12, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Let me begin with congratulating scientists, researchers, manufacturers and distributors of antiretroviral therapy and TB drugs for…

Time to re-think our  anti-smoking strategies
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Time to re-think our anti-smoking strategies

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta When the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which recommends the…