Miracle baby defies odds


Healthworkers at the maternity wing at Rundu's Intermediary Hospital have shown off a premature-born baby who defied all odds and is now 1 and a half years old.

Baby Peligrine Triumph Ndara weighed 800 grammes, hardly the size of the hand of an adult person, when she was born on August 2, 2022.

Together with her mother, Lahia Mwira, and staff at the maternity wing at Rundu hospital, baby Peligrine Triumph Ndara's story is one of triumph over adversity.

President Geingob says universal health coverage remains a priority


President Hage Geingob says universal health coverage remains a priority for Namibia as the country joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization.

Dr. Geingob said in a statement that the priority is to ensure that every Namibian has access to health care where and when they need it, without the financial burden that may limit access.

Over the past 75 years, the world has witnessed advancements in public health worth celebrating.

UNAM's Multi-Research Services and Action Research Team calls to end of SGBV


One in three women around the world experiences physical or sexual violence, and the majority of the perpetrators in these cases are intimate partners.

This is contained in the 2022 report of the World Health Organization.

UNAM's Multi-Research Services and Action Research Team joined the call for action to accelerate gender parity by celebrating women's achievements.

Namibia strengthens response capacity to public health emergencies


Namibia continues to strengthen its preparedness, readiness and response efforts to public health emergencies.

Following the devastating effects of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) embarked on the establishment of a National Emergency Medical Team as an effort to strengthen Emergency Care systems in the country.

Namibia is the third country in Africa to embark on the establishment of her own National EMT. 

Namibia and Angola, in partnership with WHO discuss collaboration on acute malnutrition control


Namibia and Angola, in partnership with the World Health Organization, are meeting to discuss collaboration on acute malnutrition, an expanded program on immunization, and infectious diseases.

The weeklong gathering at Ondangwa aims to strengthen cross-border collaboration and strategies on how to control severe malnutrition and infectious diseases, with a focus on TB, Hepatitis E, HIV, malaria, and other topical diseases.

COVID-19 cases expected to rise globally


COVID-19 cases are expected to rise globally. 

At a media briefing, the World Health Organization's Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, therefore urged people to continue getting vaccinated to curtail the spread of the disease and save lives.

According to Dr Ghebreyesus, the Omicron variant remains the dominant strain globally, with over 300 variants tracked. 

He says several countries are still reporting high numbers of cases of COVID-19, hospitalisations, and deaths.