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Health Ministry strengthens genomic surveillance

The Ministry of Health and Social Services, supported by the Robert Koch Institute, is hosting a two-day workshop titled 'Strengthening Integrated Genomic Surveillance through greater capacities in national public institutes. The workshop, according to the Health Ministry’s Executive Director, Ben Nangombe, will identify opportunities, needs, and challenges for the implementation of integrated genomic surveillance into the public health system in the country.

todayJuly 11, 2024 18


Health Ministry Invests in New Hospitals

The Health ministry has allocated N$18 million for land to build the new Windhoek District Hospital and plans to construct additional hospitals in Ondangwa, Otjiwarongo, Nkurenkuru, and the Oshana region the Brief reports. This effort is part of a N$16 billion initiative to enhance Namibia's health infrastructure. The Windhoek District Hospital, set to be completed by 2027, will cost N$2.9 billion. The Otjiwarongo land acquisition cost N$5 million, while the […]

todayJune 11, 2024 13


Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 36,479

    The health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday that at least 36,479 people have been killed in the territory during nearly eight months of war between Israel and Palestinian militants. The toll includes at least 40 deaths over the past 24 hours, a ministry statement said, adding that 82,777 people have been wounded in the Gaza Strip since the war began when Hamas militants attacked Israel on October […]

todayJune 3, 2024 15


Eembete dovanaudu mo ICU moipangelo yepangelo da hapupalekwa.

Ouministy wouhaku nonghalo nawa owati omuvalu weembete dovanaudu koshikondo sho vanhu va pumbwa ekwafo louhaku wo meendelelo  (ICU) moipangelo yepangelo oda hapupala oku dja 35 okuya po 97. Olopota oyati mo nakudiwa oshipangelo shepangelo shakula sha  Windhoek ,  Katutura,  Oshakati no Onandjokwe  oyo ashike oipangelo ya kala  tai hangwa eembete do ICU difike po 35 adishe kumwe. Tapopi onghela pendiki lepangelo loku yandjela omauyelele mo Windhoek,  oo eli ominsiter youhaku […]

todayApril 11, 2024 13 2


Health Official Urges Calm Amidst Reported COVID-19 Cases in Rehoboth

Ben Nangombe, the Executive Director of Health and Social Services, reassures the public not to be alarmed by the recent COVID-19 cases reported in Rehoboth, Hardap Region. Nangombe stressed that the cases are localized to Rehoboth, and all affected individuals are under proper supervision. While urging the public to take precautions, the ministerial spokesperson, Walter Kamaya, clarifies that the government has not yet enforced mandatory measures to curb COVID-19 in […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 2


Gaza health ministry: 4 die in Israeli-raided hospital after oxygen cut

    The health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said four patients died Friday due to lack of oxygen at one of the war-torn Palestinian territory's few operating hospitals that had been raided by Israeli forces. "The generators of the complex stopped and the power was cut off," the ministry said, raising fears over the fate of six other patients in intensive care and three children in a nursery at the […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 9


Uganda record increase in Covi-19 cases

Uganda's Health Ministry has issued a warning following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. The government has re-introduced preventive measures in some of the worst affected areas, adding the disease remains a threat. Isabel Nakirya reports.

todayFebruary 7, 2024 13