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In Support of World AIDS Day, FHSSA Announces New Partnerships That Include the First In-Country Partnerships in Namibia and The Gambia

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, more than 740 children will die of AIDS. In fact, nearly 7,000 people die each day due to HIV/AIDS. December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day of awareness and outreach to help people worldwide understand the impact of HIV/AIDS. A cent...

Dreadful Polio Outbreak In Namibia – Need Immunisation Campaign

Namibia’s health ministry reports seven died of polio attack. Since last 10 years this counted //to the first case where the polio virus 1 of Wild Type was been proved to be responsible – preliminary report from a lab in South Africa reveals. Dr Kalumbi Shangula - permanent secretary sa...

Campaigners and Health Officials Fight Against Polio in Namibia

In Namibia people are affected by polio and as of now 15 people have died. Hence the government plans to conduct a three-day mass vaccination campaign to fight polio. // This campaign would cost 395 million Namibian dollars, said Kalumbi Shangula, permanent secretary in the health ministry. On the ...

Polio On the Rise in Namibia

The poliovirus is sweeping through Namibia with fresh incidents being reported in the Oshana and Ohangwena regions. // According to Health Permanent Secretary Dr Kalumbi Shangula the number of polio cases have gone up to 60 so far but there have not been any new deaths. The death toll has ...

India To Set Up A Faculty In Namibia

India will set up a faculty of engineering and management at the University of Namibia - a new milestone in New Delhi's programme of empowering developing countries// in Africa through education and the spread of technology. This was announced Thursday by visiting Minister of State for Extern...

Researchers estimate lives lost due to delay in antiretroviral drug use for HIV/AIDS in South Africa

... 85% ARV treatment coverage in Botswana and 71% in namibia by 2005. Both Botswana and namibia achieved >70% prevention of mother-to-child transm...stimate is less than the coverage achieved by both namibia and Botswana. They used the HIV Network for Preven...

World AIDS Day 2007

... in June to listen to a choir of orphans who receive care at the center. -- Last summer, volunteers from Calvary United Methodist Church traveled to namibia to serve at a home for AIDS orphans. The President will also meet with a man from McLean Bible Church who is part of a team that is leaving for Zambia...

World-Renowned Therapist Joins The Center for Children and Families In Its Work With the Nation's Poorest Families

...s of St. Vincent, diverse folk healers of Brazil, and the Balians of Bali, among others. Regarded as a n/om kxao (spiritual teacher) by the Bushmen of namibia and Botswana, he founded Thara Tjua (Shaking House), the Bushman Healing Conservancy. His research with the oldest living culture on earth, the Kalaha...

Angelina Jolie Poses in Nude

... has painted the rich and famous of Hollywood including legends Rita Hayworth, Jack Nicholson and Bette Davis. The artist apparently flew to Paris and namibia to paint Jolie before she gave birth to daughter Shiloh Nouvel last month. Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand lives in Los Angles and has ...

Government has Set up a Special Committee to Curb Polio Cases

...sible for most cases of the virus that were hitting the world. Heymann said the Indian virus has hit five countries: Nepal, Bangladesh, Angola, namibia and Congo. Source-IANS...
Namibia in Medical Technology

Tampax and Always Launch Protecting Futures Program Dedicated to Helping African Girls Stay in School

...heir teen-focused website, Beinggirl.com. Twenty-four teens from across the U.S.A. were selected to become Youth Ambassadors and traveled to namibia and South Africa this summer to work on the Protecting Futures program. Their personal experiences were documented in a series of webisodes...
Namibia in Biological News

'Jellyfish joyride' a threat to the oceans

...sh normally keep jellyfish in check through competition and predation but overfishing can destroy that balance," Dr Richardson says. "For example, off namibia intense fishing has decimated sardine stocks and jellyfish have replaced them as the dominant species." Climate change may favour some jellyfish sp...

Fires regenerate African grassland

...nt grass species and because it was possible to rule out interference such as grazing and other human influences. Etosha National Park in the north of namibia is the second largest nature reserve in Africa, measuring 20,000 square kilometres. The temperatures in the semi-arid savannah fluctuate between 6 deg...

July 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA Today media highlights

...obic oxidation of methane: Late Pennsylvanian seep limestones from southern namibia Daniel Birgel et al., MARUM - University of Bremen, Leobener Strasse, D...ecular fossils enclosed in Late Pennsylvanian seep limestones from southern namibia reveal that prokaryotes oxidized methane by the same process that is still ...

Undergraduates develop 'dirt-powered' microbial fuel cells to light Africa

...o 07 (a philosophy concentrator who co-founded the namibia Connection Youth Network), and Aviva Presser, a gr...plans to test and distribute refined prototypes in namibia in collaboration with namibia Connection Youth Network. ...

Jellyfish dominate fish in over-harvested Namibian waters

...f the University of St. Andrews, and his colleagues in the July 12th issue of the journal Current Biology. An increasing abundance of jellyfish off namibia had been noted for some time, but an analysis of this trend's effect on the ecosystem has been hampered by a lack of hard data on jellyfish abundance....

Anammox bacteria produce nitrogen gas in oceans' snackbar

...uences for our understanding of the global nitrogen cycle. The Benguela current system leads to upwelling of nutrient-rich cold water off the coast of namibia and acts as a kind of snackbar in the tropical ocean, which is visited by many animals including giant whales. The newly discovered anammox bacteria r...

Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication

...e the most sophisticated seismic experiment to date--an elaborate field study funded by Stanford's interdisciplinary Bio-X program. Joining them in namibia were four colleagues with a wide range of expertise: Colleen Kinzley, general curator at the Oakland Zoo; Jason Wood, a Stanford geoscientist; Katie E...
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