Namibia holds brighter future for its people - Sinimbo


Namibia has made significant strides in various areas, including education, democracy, healthcare, and economic development since gaining independence 34 years ago.

The Deputy Minister of Industrialization and Trade, Verna Sinimbo, made these remarks while addressing residents of Oranjemund over the weekend. Deputy Minister Sinimbo further stated that Namibia has also established itself as a respected member of the international community, contributing to peacekeeping efforts and regional cooperation.

Swapo Party Vice President urges defending independence's legacy 


Swapo Party Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on party members to defend the foundation that paved the way for the country's hard-won independence. 

She made the call at the party's 64th-anniversary commemoration at Mariental in the Hardap Region. 

Swapo Party members from all walks of life converged at the Hage Geingob Stadium to celebrate the party's over sixty years of existence. 

Cataract surgical campaign in Grootfontein


The Otjozondjupa Health Directorate, in collaboration with the National Blindness Prevention Programme, is conducting a cataract surgical campaign at the Grootfontein district hospital. 

The campaign will be carried out jointly with surgical teams from the Windhoek Central Hospital and international volunteers from Germany and the US, running until May 17th.

The group is led by Dr. Helena Ndume, an internationally renowned philanthropist. 

Monica Geingos addresses health inequities at Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week


The Chairperson of the One Economy Foundation, Monica Geingos, is in the United Arab Emirates for the inaugural session of Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week, at the invitation of the Chairman of the Health Department in Abu Dhabi, Mansoor Al Mansoori.

The Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week (ADGHW) is a borderless partnership committed to highlighting healthcare and life sciences to solve tomorrow's healthcare challenges. 

Health Minister addresses concerns over cardiotocography paper shortage


The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, has responded to concerns raised by Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Winnie Moongo about the shortage of cardiotocography papers at Windhoek Central Hospital.

Dr. Shangula acknowledged that, despite the shortage, clinicians at Windhoek Central Hospital have been able to deliver appropriate care using their clinical judgement. 

Construction of Nkurenkuru Hospital halted for a decade


Residents of Kavango West Region say they waited for far too long for the completion of the Nkurenkuru Intermediate Hospital, whose construction has been on hold for almost 10 years now. 

Since its groundbreaking ceremony in November 2014, no construction has been done, apart from a fence that was erected.

It is a project that was about to bring relief to the people of Kavango West, but their hopes are dashed.

Swapo highlights infrastructure progress in Zambezi recruitment drive


The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, says over the past 33 years, the Swapo Party-led government has delivered the most needed infrastructure development throughout the country.

She says the government has delivered educational and health infrastructure, roads, and other key elements with the potential to drive the socio-economic transformation of all Namibians.

Theofelus remarked this during a Swapo Party recruitment drive at Kalimbeza Village in the Zambezi Region, where she received 39 new members.

Merck Foundation grants scholarships to train Namibian doctors


The Merck Foundation of Germany has provided scholarships to train 68 local medical doctors in Namibia.

During the Merck Foundation Annual Summit in Windhoek, members of Namibia's Alumni Association expressed their gratitude.

With advances in technology and the emergence of new diseases, medical practitioners need to continue upskilling, especially in developing countries. 

Hence, the Merck Foundation's philanthropic arm, Merch KGAA, Germany, which aims to improve the health and well-being of people, offered scholarships to medical professionals.