TB Ravages Poor Community in Namibia

The unusually high levels of tuberculosis infections in a poor community is caused by high levels of poverty, record unemployment and densely populated settlements, says an official of the ruling party.

  • Namibia:   TB Ravages Poor Community

    New Era, 8 August 2012

    High levels of poverty, record unemployment and overcrowded shacks in the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency in the Khomas Region have resulted in unusually high levels of tuberculosis… Read more »

A TB face mask: Namibia is one of the worst TB-affected countries in the world.

  • Namibia:   Cash Injection for TB Programme

    New Era, 6 January 2012

    The Penduka TB Programme Manager, Rudolph Tjaveondja, says the organisation's TB programme is running smoothly and has secured funds to continue with its operations. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Close Shave for TB Patients

    Namibian, 13 January 2012

    USAID has thrown a lifeline to the close to 600 tuberculosis (TB) patients at the Penduka Namibia programme in Katutura. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Tuberculosis Control in Namibia

    Namibian, 20 January 2012

    THIS letter is in response to two articles regarding the funding of tuberculosis (TB) control in Namibia, which appeared in the December 16, 2011 and January 13, 2012 issues of The… Read more »

  • Namibia:   TB Patients Out in Cold

    Namibian, 16 December 2011

    CLOSE to 600 tuberculosis (TB) patients will be out in the cold by the end of this month as Penduka Namibia shuts its doors because funding has died up. Read more »

  • Namibia:   Walvis Bay TB Ward to See Facelift

    Namibian, 8 November 2011

    NAMPORT recently donated N$1 million towards the TB ward at the Walvis Bay State Hospital, which Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Richard Kamwi, said, "will go a long way"… Read more »

  • Namibia:   Namport Gives Towards TB Fight

    New Era, 20 October 2011

    Government needs all hands on the deck to curb the scourge of communicable diseases as it has limited resources and too many responsibilities. Read more »

  • Namibia:   TB Incidence Remains High in Karas Region

    Namibian, 10 March 2011

    The tuberculosis (TB) incidence remains high in the Karas Region, according to Karas governor Clinton Swartbooi. Read more »

  • Namibia:   New Tuberculosis Strain On Increase

    New Era, 2 September 2010

    Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a new form of TB that is difficult to treat and can develop as a result of not taking TB medication correctly and not finishing the… Read more »