Health and social services of young Namibians expected to improve

Health and social services for vulnerable children, adolescents, and youth in Namibia are expected to improve through the five-year Reach Namibia Programme of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The programme will invest about N$840 million in the provision of these services.

PEPFAR focuses on expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care interventions.

Female MP's encouraged to advocate for more funding for nbc

Oshana Governor Elia Irimari has encouraged female parliamentarians participating in a capacity-building workshop for women parliamentarians in Oshakati to advocate for more funding for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc).

This step is essential to enabling the broadcaster to expand its reach across all 14 regions of the country.

Faith Leader Advocacy for Malaria Elimination discuss ways to intensify fight against malaria

Faith Leader Advocacy for Malaria Elimination (FLAME) met in Otjiwarongo for three days to discuss ways of intensifying the fight against malaria.

Established in 2021 in Namibia, FLAME is a coalition of faith leaders driven to improve and sustain the health and well-being of those affected by malaria.

The coalitions are in areas with the highest malaria transmissions, that is, the Zambezi, Kavango East, Kavango West, Oshikoto, and Ohangwena Regions.

Election of Ohangwena Regional Council Management Committee's chairperson a tie

The election of the chairperson of the Ohangwena Regional Council Management Committee has ended in a tie.

Outgoing council chairperson and councillor for Omulonga Constituency, Erickson Ndawanifa, and Festus Ikanda, councillor for Omundaungilo Constituency, were nominated, leaving the 12-member council divided into half.

The election reached a tie as both candidates scored six votes each after members cast their votes through the ballots before Magistrate Adrian Sangunji of the Eenhana Magistrate's Court.

Namibia has not achieved the malaria elimination goal - WHO

Namibia has not achieved the malaria elimination goal, and cases have more than doubled compared to the 2022 end-line target.

This is despite a marked reduction in the number of malaria cases in the country.

Malaria cases decreased by 95%, from over 66,000 in 2017 to 3,000 in 2019.

According to the World Health Organisation, however, an upsurge in the number of cases has been observed since then, reaching above 13,000 per year in 2020 and 2021, while in 2022 there was a slight decrease at around 11,000.

Flood waters continue to subside in Ohangwena and Oshana regions

The water levels in flood-stricken villages of the Ohangwena and Oshana regions continue to subside, giving a bit of relief to the affected residents. 

It's been close to three months since the flood waters from Angola entered Oimbadalunga Village in the Ohangwena Region. 

The flood waters spread quickly to Oimbadalunga, Eeshoke, Ohaingu and Engela villages in the Engela Constituency. 

Many keenly followed the floods with bated breath and excitement in anticipation of what would come. 

Flood victims receive donations UN organizations

The United Nations family of organizations in Namibia has donated commodities worth N$2 million towards assisting flood victims in the Ohangwena and Oshana regions.

The United Nations family came together and mobilized humanitarian assistance to people affected by floods, saying disasters and climate risks pose serious threats to key sectors of Namibia and the ultimate realization of Sustainable Development Goals.

Road Fund Administration donates towards flood victims in Northern Namibia

The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has donated N$600,000 towards flood victims in the Oshana, Omusati, and Ohangwena regions.

The devastation caused by the floods is worrisome, and RFA CEO ALI Ipinge says, as a public entity, it is duty-bound to support communities impacted by these natural disasters.

Ipinge further says the RFA will rehabilitate roads that have been washed away, damaged, or riddled with potholes in due course.

German Government delegation visits Nakayale VTC

The German Cooperation government-to-government delegation led by Marieke Wagenhavser visited Nakayale Vocational Training Center in the Omusati Region to see how their funded project has been developed.

The delegation also visited the GIZ-sponsored youth agricultural training center at Outapi.

Nakayale VTC Manager Erick Nenghwanya explained how the funds were utilized and assisted in enhancing the learning environment.

GIZ has also funded farming for resilience training.

Governors visit coast to support Namibian child

It might not be rare for a group of regional governors to be in one place, especially at state functions, but a visit to a school speaks volumes of their care towards a Namibian child.

This is what happened after five governors went all out to visit the Swakopmund Secondary School, where they had encouraging words with the learners.

The regional governors of the Ohangwena, Omusati, Kunene and Oshana regions, have had a close-door meeting with Erongo Governor earlier.