Namibians complacent about HIV and<br>AIDS prevention measures – Shangula

Namibians complacent about HIV and
AIDS prevention measures – Shangula

Tujoromajo Kasuto Minister Of Health And Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula says that the gains that Namibia has made in the fight against HIV/AIDS are fragile and without critical HIV prevention and control measures, the epidemic could spiral out of control. He says that Intensive campaigns about HIV prevention have reduced over time, and some people have become complacent about behaviours that can spread HIV, such as having multiple sexual partners and unprotected sex. This has led to a reduction in the use of simple, effective prevention measures such as using a condom. Shangula highlighted that the international targets for the…
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Water and vector-borne diseases could spread<br>because of flooding

Water and vector-borne diseases could spread
because of flooding

Tujoromajo Kasuto The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) is advising Windhoek residents to practice effective hygiene measures to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks. The ministry is conducting surveillance to detect water and vector-borne diseases. This includes, in particular, data monitoring for diarrheal diseases, vomiting, and water testing after the capital was heavily flooded on Wednesday night. Ben Nangombe, Executive Director of MoHSS, says floods are accompanied by the contamination of safe water sources, which compromises the sanitation of public hygiene. He adds that there is an increased risk of water-borne and vector-borne diseases, these include diarrheal diseases,…
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HIV/AIDS still leading cause of death in Namibia  …as 3,000 succumb to disease in 2020

HIV/AIDS still leading cause of death in Namibia …as 3,000 succumb to disease in 2020

Helena Johannes The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that HIV/AIDS is still the main leading cause of death in Namibia regardless of the prevention measures available. According to Dr Eric Dziuban, CDC Country Director, the continued existence of HIV positive people who are not on treatment, is one of the main causes of death in Namibia. “If you are HIV positive and not on treatment, the virus attacks your body and can make you very sick, very quickly. Technically people do not die from AIDS, they die from other diseases that are able to attack the…
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No one will save you, except you

Jackie Wilson Asheeke Thieves and con artists thrive in tough times. Periods of fear and uncertainty make most people desperate for relief. Enter the conmen. They take people’s dreams and fears and use it against them. These people are without conscience; they tell any lie that separates people from their money. Ripped off people condemn the police or the government for not protecting them. But, at the end of the day no one will save you, except you. The government handles the laws, regulations and the climate for our quality of life. We need the police to enforce the laws.…
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