Zambia drops mandatory HIV testing bid
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Zambia drops mandatory HIV testing bid

Staff Reporter - Aug 22, 2017

LUSAKA. – The Zambian government yesterday backed down on its earlier decision to introduce mandatory HIV testing, saying testing will…

HIV vaccine trial for SADC countries
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HIV vaccine trial for SADC countries

Staff Reporter - Aug 03, 2017

Sharon Kavhu recently in Paris, France Johnson and Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceutical Company is set to embark on an…

WHO on HIV drug resistant globally
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WHO on HIV drug resistant globally

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

  Sharon Kavhu Paris - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged all countries across the globe to have a close…

WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat!
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WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat!

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

Sharon Kavhu Paris - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted countries on the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs…

Oral sex, decreased condom use blamed for untreatable ‘super gonorrhoea’: WHO
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Oral sex, decreased condom use blamed for untreatable ‘super gonorrhoea’: WHO

Staff Reporter - Jul 14, 2017

By Melania Simeon WINDHOEK – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning about a new strain of gonorrhoea called…

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Demystifying Obstetric Fistula in SADC

Staff Reporter - Jun 16, 2017

[caption id="attachment_30078" align="alignnone" width="740"] Zimbabwean women who were at Fistula camp in 2016 (Picture: UNFPA, Zimbabwe-Victoria Walshe)[/caption] Sharon Kavhu Last…

Universal healthcare tops this year’s Annual Board of Health Funders Southern Africa conference
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Universal healthcare tops this year’s Annual Board of Health Funders Southern Africa conference

Staff Reporter - Jun 16, 2017

Health Matters with Lahja Nashuuta WINDHOEK – The Board of Health Funders (BHF) of Southern Africa will convene in Cape Town,…

Bilharzia – a deadly and neglected disease
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Bilharzia – a deadly and neglected disease

Staff Reporter - Jun 09, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta NAMIBIA is among the Southern Africa countries whereby it is not uncommon for women and young girls…

Midwifery is a duty that requires unwavering commitment
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Midwifery is a duty that requires unwavering commitment

Staff Reporter - May 19, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12 to honour the contributions made by…

Time for public health to seriously invest in portable diagnostics technologies
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Time for public health to seriously invest in portable diagnostics technologies

Staff Reporter - May 12, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta ALMOST in every country in the world the large portion of its population lives in rural areas.…

Cross-border collaboration essential to combating malaria
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Cross-border collaboration essential to combating malaria

Staff Reporter - May 07, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta DURING the observation of the World Malaria Day on April 25, the global community has been called…

Kudos to the Namibian govt for taking lead in kidney care
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Kudos to the Namibian govt for taking lead in kidney care

Staff Reporter - Apr 28, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta I WOULD like to commend the Namibian government, through the Ministry of Health and Social Services, for…

Abortion a holy cow that we should debate
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Abortion a holy cow that we should debate

Staff Reporter - Apr 21, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta UNLIKE in the western world – abortions in almost all Africa are illegal. It is a highly…

Need for user-friendly cancer therapy
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Need for user-friendly cancer therapy

Staff Reporter - Mar 31, 2017

Lahja Nashuuta CANCER is one of the leading killers not only in Southern Africa, but also across the world. According…

ADHD not to be confused with personality
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ADHD not to be confused with personality

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta ATTENTION-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity…

Maternity waiting homes should be a high priority
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Maternity waiting homes should be a high priority

Staff Reporter - Mar 17, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta IN 2015, an estimated 303,000 women died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, notes the World…

HIV self-testing a useful tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery in Kenya
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HIV self-testing a useful tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery in Kenya

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

A recent study found that couples participating in a PrEP demonstration project in Kenya liked receiving the HIV self-testing kits,…

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.