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World Health Organization Global virtual meeting

World Health Organization Global virtual meeting

Not business as usual – not even for the WHO  The World Health Organisation holds it 73rd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (18 May 2020). The main focus of this year’s Assembly will focus on the Covid-19 pandemic which affected in excess of 4, 3 million people globally and killed almost 300 […]

Namibia aims to eradicate Malaria in foreseeable future

Namibia aims to eradicate Malaria in foreseeable future

Despite a surge in malaria cases in 2020, since the beginning of a good rainy season, Namibia remains committed to remain among the 21 nations that can eradicate this mosquito-borne disease foreseeable future. In fact, in 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published an analysis and identified Namibia as one of these 21 countries that […]

Good rains raised prospects for malaria

Good rains raised prospects for malaria

The good rains experienced in Namibia this rainy season have not only brought good fortunes to our country’s farmers and its people. Amidst the rivers that flowed, dams that filled up again, the lush green grazing and wild animals that has abundance again, another old familiar enemy has reared its ugly head again: malaria. The […]

Easier said than done

Easier said than done

Health Minister Dr. Kalumbi Shangulasays his ministry is not only working non-stop to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19), but also has to keep focused on existing health programs that was running before this global pandemic hit the country’s borders. The Minister implied Covid-19 is an enemy to be reckoned with. “This year, […]

Brace yourself for unparalleled internet connectivity with Paratus. Coming to Otjiwarongo soon.

Brace yourself for unparalleled internet connectivity with Paratus. Coming to Otjiwarongo soon.

Brace yourself for unparalleled internet connectivity with Paratus. Coming to Otjiwarongo soon.

Partial lockdown for 21 days

Partial lockdown for 21 days

Estelle de Bruyn Stay at home! That is the urgent appeal of Erongo governor, Cleophas Mutjavikua. At a news conference in Swakopmund on Thursday, he reiterated the fact that the Erongo region is under partial lockdown as from midnight tonight. All people who can work from home are encouraged to do so. For the next […]

The Namib Times during the lockdown

The Namib Times during the lockdown

The Namib Times will for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown only publish a Friday edition. The Tuesday edition will only resume after the lockdown ends on 16 April 2020. The newspaper will also only be available in shops and super-markets. Street sales will also only resume after 16 April 2020. For the entire lockdown […]

X marks the spot

X marks the spot

In bid to enhance public hygiene, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, people can resort to very ingenious measures to achieve that. On this picture: Checkers in the Dune Malls marked its shop floor with giant, distinctly red crosses, each cross serving as a spot for a person to stand on and in doing so maintaining personal […]

150-bed field hospital set up in Walvis Bay

Work has commenced on the construction of a 150-bed field hospital on the premises of the Walvis Bay state hospital, a pro-active move should a Coronavirus outbreak become a reality. The field hospital will provide the two most critical medical interventions needed to treat any Covid-19 patient: oxygen supply and lung suction.  Sterilised cargo containers, […]

Mining sector seeks way out of lockdown

Mining sector seeks way out of lockdown

The Chamber of Mines is believed to have finalised a submission late yesterday in which it seeks an exemption from the Covid-19 lockdowns in the Erongo- and Khomas Regions. The lockdown starts at one minute past midnight tonight and will see mining operations grinding to a halt should people be prevented from working. “The Chamber […]

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