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Namibia achieves 87% TB treatment success rate, nearing 90% target

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Namibia has achieved a TB treatment success rate of 87%, 3% short of its 90% target.

Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, revealed this at the World TB Day held at Luderitz in the Kharas Region. 

With the eleventh highest TB incidence in the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) listed Namibia as a highly TB-burdened country. 

Shangula's absence alomost delayed session on Universal Health Coverage

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Some Members of Parliament almost stopped a session on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as they were annoyed by the absence of the Minister of Health and Social Services.

The MPs stressed that such a session, currently taking place in Swakopmund, needs to be led by Dr. Kalumbi Shangula.

The aim of the session was to provide an update on Namibia's progress toward UHC policy development.