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Namibia’s health disaster response capacity satisfactory
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Namibia’s health disaster response capacity satisfactory

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

The WHO Regional Committee for Africa meeting that recently took place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, pooled together 47 African Ministers of Health who shared ideas on issues…

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 countries all over the world to develop…

No new malaria cases in Europe, Caucasus or C.Asia in 2015
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No new malaria cases in Europe, Caucasus or C.Asia in 2015

Staff Reporter - Apr 25, 2016

Copenhagen- No new cases of malaria originated in Europe, Central Asia or the Caucasus in 2015, the first year without a transmission for almost 30 years, the…

Diabetes incidence skyrocket in Africa, no one is ready for it
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Diabetes incidence skyrocket in Africa, no one is ready for it

Staff Reporter - Apr 20, 2016

By Lynsey Chutel There are now four times as many people in the world living with diabetes today than in 1980 and poor diet and a lack of…

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 various factors like risky sexual behaviour, substance…

Forget conspiracy theories, embrace male circumcision
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Forget conspiracy theories, embrace male circumcision

Staff Reporter - Feb 25, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Rumours, hearsay and conspiracy theories flared up soon after the discovery of HIV/AIDS during the 1980s. This seems to be a cultural practice, that…