Tag: World Health Organisation (WHO)

Plague strikes health workers – As Madagascar struggles to contain black death
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Plague strikes health workers – As Madagascar struggles to contain black death

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

The plague outbreak in Madagascar has spread to health workers, with dozens struck down by the black death. A staggering 82 health workers have been struck down by…

Cervical cancer a nemesis to women
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Cervical cancer a nemesis to women

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Charity Ruzvidzo Despite the fact that cancer of the cervix is preventable, it is the commonest cause of death in women in Africa. Health experts say in…

High road accidents put financial pressure on MVA
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High road accidents put financial pressure on MVA

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek – The road Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) of Namibia said the high level of road crashes on the national roads is hurting it…

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. In Namibia, about 53,34 percent of the…

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 to fast-track efforts to prevent malaria and…

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 that interferes with brain functioning or development,…

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 Health Organisation (WHO). Most of these deaths…

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 inclusion of pictures on tobacco package, it…