More than 70 suspected cases of Hepatitis E reported in Erongo Region

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NAMPA

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) has confirmed 73 suspected Hepatitis E cases in the Erongo Region, with six testing positive.

MoHSS acting Permanent Secretary, Petronella Masabane made the confirmation in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday.

"These cases were confirmed in the laboratory this morning," Masabane said.
Earlier this year, Windhoek also experienced cases of Hepatitis E linked to unhygienic environmental settings and a lack of proper sanitation for many residents in the city's increasing informal settlements.



Welfare organisation keeping children off the streets

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NAMPA

The Tov HIV/AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children Organisation has scored great success in a variety of its programmes, mainly aimed at rehabilitating young children through continuous mentoring and care.

The Tsumeb-based welfare organisation, in its quarterly report issued to the media on Tuesday, stated that 65 boys and girls are housed at its community centre, who are put through both primary and secondary school.

The report noted that most children come from either broken families or those unable to support children, especially in the town?s informal settlements.



MET urges farmers to secure environmental impact clearance

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NAMPA

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism will not pay for damage caused by wild animals to farms and projects in wildlife prone areas that do not have the required environmental impact certificate.

This was revealed by Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta at the launch of the revised national policy on human-wildlife conflict here on Monday.

Shifeta said by law, there are listed activities such as farm units and irrigation schemes that are obligated to be established with approval from the environmental commissioner within wildlife areas.



Posting photos with dead wild animals on social media to be illegal

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NAMPA

Posting photos of dead wild animals on social media platforms could be illegal soon.

Speaking at the launch of the revised national policy on human-wildlife conflict management here on Monday, Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta said the ministry is working on having the Nature Conservation Ordinance 4 of 1975 amended to prohibit and punish individuals who post photos with dead wild animals on social media.



Human bones discovered near Swakopmund

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NAMPA

Human bones were discovered near R?ssing Mountain some 30 kilometres outside Swakopmund on Sunday.

According to a crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Monday, the manager of Omega Security Services discovered the human remains around 15h30 and reported it to the Arandis Police Station.

The police gathered the bones and took it to the Walvis Bay mortuary for further investigation.



Drums of Africa with Dazzle - Monday 20h00 - 21h00

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