Delivery of public health services can be enhanced through strong partnerships


The Minister of Health and Social Services says the delivery of public health services can be enhanced through strong partnerships.

Dr. Kalumbi Shangula said this at the staff rotating ceremony of the 14th and 15th Chinese Medical Teams in Windhoek today.

Since 1996, China has been sending medical personnel to Namibia to contribute to the provision of health care services in the country.

Dr. Shangula noted that the presence of these teams in Namibia’s health facilities has enriched the services delivered to patients.

Covid-19 to be blamed for logistical challenges in namibia


The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Utjiua Muinjangue, says Namibia's coronavirus journey has been a difficult one, worsened by logistical challenges such as inadequate human and material resources.

Muinjangue made the remarks during a handover ceremony of vaccination equipment from Project Hope Namibia to the Ministry of Health.

Handing over the equipment, Project HOPE Namibia Country Director, Rosalia Indongo, said the aim was to bring Namibia's COVID-19 vaccination level to 70% or above.

Baby's remains goes missing from Windhoek State Mortuary


The body of a baby boy reportedly went missing under mysterious circumstances from the Windhoek State Mortuary.

The child was born on Christmas Day last year.

The baby's mother, Petra Pienaar, is in the midst of trauma.

In December of last year, she gave birth to a baby boy on Christmas Day.

Her joy was short-lived, as she was soon informed by medical staff at Katutura State Hospital that her son was born with his umbilical cord around his neck, restricting his blood flow.