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Healthcare services in Kavango East affected by growing population

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Healthcare services in the Kavango East Region are unable to cater to the region's population growth. 

Kavango East Governor, Bonifatius Wakudumo, says health facilities are crumbling under pressure, not only from locals but also from patients needing treatment from neighbouring Angola. 

The region is vast, and locals who can afford it are sometimes forced to travel long distances for medical care, but for the unfortunate majority, it is a different story. 

In March, four minors from Livayi village died of suspected food poisoning. 

Health Ministry looks to complete long-delayed Gcaruha Clinic

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The government has reiterated its commitment to providing quality healthcare services to citizens across the country.

The Heath and Social Services Minister Dr. Kalumbi Shangula said this while assessing progress on the ongoing construction of the Gcaruha Clinic. 

The process was abandoned several times over a 12-year period. 

Dr. Shangula was speaking at Gcaruha Village in the Musese Constituency, to mark the belated 33 years of Namibia's independence.

MoHSS aims to take healthcare services closer to rural communities

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Namibia's Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, says his ministry means to take healthcare services closer to rural communities through tailored resources.

In the Ohangwena Region, Dr Kalumbi Shangula opened a comprehensive community-based health-service facility near the Oshikango border.

For too long, people at the Oshikango border crossing received healthcare treatment under trees.

However, this is now something of the past, following the opening of this comprehensive community-based health-service facility.