Midwifery is a duty that requires unwavering commitment
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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.

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…