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…

Music concerts, social media ideal platform to spread prevention HIV messages to the youth
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Music concerts, social media ideal platform to spread prevention HIV messages to the youth

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

It has been widely acknowledged that young people are at the centre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This is due to…

Urine lipoarabinomannan test essential in reducing AIDS mortality
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Urine lipoarabinomannan test essential in reducing AIDS mortality

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Africa should consider implementing the use of Lateral Flow Urine Lipoarabinomannan (LF-LAM), an instrument used for the…

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Village health workers must be empowered

The Southern Times - Mar 19, 2016

Lazarus Sauti People who live in poor, remote places in Zimbabwe face considerable challenges receiving health care. The high cost…

Time to rethink our sex education approach
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Time to rethink our sex education approach

Staff Reporter - Mar 17, 2016

This past week a report in one of the Namibian national newspapers made a disturbing revelation of Namibian children as…

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New Ebola-sex link sparks fears

The Southern Times - Mar 12, 2016

Sifelani Tsiko Sadc countries must strengthen their biosafety mechanisms and collaborative research to address emerging health concerns over Ebola and…